Tuesday, October 23, 2012


For dinner the other night, I made this amazingly tasty Maple Dijon Chicken and Spanakopita. If you haven't heard of this tongue twister, it's a Greek spinach pastry. I had never had it before, but had seen it and thought it sounded delicious. 

What you'll need:
1 roll of filo dough (a box comes with 2 rolls), thawed
1/2 cup melted butter (and a kitchen brush)
1 box of frozen spinach, or you can steam your own (once wilted and wrung out, it should add up to about a cup)
Feta cheese (As much as you want. Just eyeball it. I used about 1/2 cup, and I wished I had added more)
1/2 red onion, chopped and sauteed
salt and pepper
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill (this seems like a lot, but do it)

Add spinach, feta, onion, salt, pepper, egg, and dill to a bowl and mix. Set aside.

Brush the bottom of a 9x13 pan with butter. Lay down a sheet of filo dough so that it goes over the edge of the pan. You'll probably need more like 2 sheets per layer. Brush butter between every layer. Alternate butter and sheets for about 8 layers. Spread the spinach mix evenly over the dough layers.

Fold the dough that was over the edge onto the spinach (so that none is hanging off). Layer the dough and butter again until you use the rest of the dough, making sure that no dough goes over the edge. If you have extra butter, just brush extra on the top.

Bake in a 350 oven until golden brown on top, about 30-40 minutes.

It smelled amazing while it was baking. I ate a piece while it was still warm, and it was unbelievable. It was buttery and flaky, and the spinach mix tasted like that super yummy spinach dip they give you at family restaurants.

Then I shamelessly ate another piece.


  1. Love love love spanakopita! And I love it even more when it's homemade :) I'll be adding this to next weeks menu for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. This looks so good, it's a shame I don't like spinach.
    I found you through the GFC blog hop and am now following.

  3. Yum! I'll definitely try this one out :)

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