Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Feta and Spinach in Phyllo Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 3 sheets phyllo pastry dough (found in freezer section)
  • coarse salt and black pepper
  • 2 tblsp EVOO
  • 1 1/2 thin cut boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into thin strips on an angle
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small yellow skinned onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, 10-12 pieces, chopped
  • 2 boxes chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
  • 3/4 pound, 12 ounces, crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brush 6 or 12-cup muffin tins with butter using pastry brush.
  3. Brush a layer of phyllo dough with butter, top with a second sheet of pastry, butter, then season the phyllo with salt and pepper and then top with a third sheet.
  4. Cut into 6 or 12 squares and arrange the phyllo in cups, allowing the dough to crumple and spill out of the tops of the tins.
  5. Brush the inside of the pastry cups with remaining butter.
  6. Bake until golden, 5-8 minutes and cool.
  7. To a skillet preheated over medium-high heat  add chicken, garlic and onions and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Saute 5 minutes, add the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach and cook another 3-5 minutes.
  9. Add feta and taste to adjust seasonsings.
  10. To serve, place phyllo cups on a serving platter and fill with mounds of chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach mixture.
  11. A hearty vegetable and olive salad makes a perfect starter or side to this delicious, quick cross between chicken pot pies and spanakopita.

Courtesy of The Food Network and Rachael Ray

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