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Cheesy Chicken Pockets

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a mixture of cheese, chicken, and a bit of spice in a phyllo pastry. They are a great finger food, and give a nice flavorful taste."
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45 m servings 244
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook and stir onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic until tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Combine chicken, Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, hot pepper sauce, and onion mixture in a large bowl.
  5. Spray 5 phyllo sheets each with cooking spray. Stack these 5 phyllo sheets on top of each other and cut into 4 smaller squares.
  6. Spoon chicken mixture into each of the 4 squares; fold phyllo dough over and seal the edges. Repeat with remaining phyllo dough and chicken mixture until you have 12 filled pockets.
  7. Brush beaten egg on tops of filled phyllo pockets.
  8. Place filled phyllo pockets on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 244 calories; 13.6 13.8 15.9 64 234 Full nutrition

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We didn't have any cream cheese on hand and only cheddar was available. But they look and smell delicious as well as being tasty. I was sure to check the filling taste before filling them to ma...

I altered it slightly, because I'm not a fan of peppers, but it was still pretty darn good. Definitely keep a small bowl of water nearby as you're filling the pockets, to seal the edges. (Sent m...

when life gives you lemons and you make lemon aid is exactly how I felt about this recipe. I have never used phyllo sheets before so to me the instructions were not clear at all. How much mixtur...