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Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

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Mar 14, 2012

4 Cheese Chicken in Phyllo

When making this recipe, 12 ounces of chicken was 2 HUGE breasts - I just used two.  I pounded them, stuffed and rolled them and then cut them in half before putting them in the phyllo.  I like to make this when I make Baklava so I can use an entire box of phyllo.  Please note - this recipe will not use even one entire sleeve, so be prepared to make something else with a few sheets or throw it out.  It does not store well.  This recipe serves 4.

  12 Ounce Chicken Breast Halves                                           1/2 Cup Cheddar
  2 Cups Fresh Spinach                                                            1 Egg Yolk
  1/2 Tbl Garlic                                                                        1 Tbl Cake Flour
  2 Tbl Olive Oil                                                                       1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  2 Ounce Cream Cheese                                                         1/2 Tsp Cumin
  1/2 Cup Part-Skim Mozzarella                                                8 Sheets Phyllo Dough
  1/4 Cup Feta                                                                         2/3 C Butter

Place each chicken breast half between two sheets of heavy plastic wrap. Pound with the flat side of a meat mallet until 1/8"  thick. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a large skillet, cook spinach and garlic in hot oil until onion is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese until blended. Stir in remaining cheese, egg yolk, flour, nutmeg and cumin Place 1/4 of the spinach mixture on each chicken breast half. Roll up jelly-roll style. Not necessary to seal ends. Place one sheet of phyllo on work surface. Keep rest of sheets covered with a damp towel. Brush with some of the melted margarine or butter. Place another phyllo sheet on top of the first. Brush with margarine. Place one chicken roll near the short side of the phyllo. Roll chicken and phyllo over once to cover chicken. Fold in long sides, continue rolling from short side. Place in a shallow baking pan. Repeat with rest of chicken, phyllo and margarine. Brush with margarine. Bake, uncovered in a 350°F oven for 30-35 minutes.

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