Cheesy Chicken in Phyllo

For a complete meal, serve with a vinaigrette-tossed salad or sliced fresh fruit.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 462
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 5.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 59g
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 123mg
  • Iron: 4.3mg
  • Sodium: 971mg
  • Calcium: 436mg

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinned and boned chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 medium-size sweet onion, diced
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons egg substitute
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 frozen phyllo pastry sheets, thawed

Preparation

  1. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/8-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Drain spinach well; press between layers of paper towels.
  3. Sauté spinach and onion in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat, and stir in cream cheese until blended. Stir in mozzarella cheese and next 5 ingredients. Spoon spinach mixture evenly on each chicken breast half; roll up, jellyroll fashion.
  4. Unfold phyllo on a lightly floured surface. Stack 2 sheets, coating tops lightly with cooking spray between sheets. (Keep remaining sheets covered with plastic wrap.) Place 1 chicken roll on a short side of phyllo stack; gently roll up, folding in long sides. Repeat procedure with remaining phyllo sheets, cooking spray, and remaining chicken. Place a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan; place rolls on top of rack.
  5. Bake at 425° for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is done.
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