Mediterranean Puff Pastry Chicken Recipe -
Mediterranean Puff Pastry Chicken Recipe
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Mediterranean Puff Pastry Chicken

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"Chicken marinated in garlic, layered with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, spinach, and feta cheese, and wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Delicious! I cook a lot and often look for other recipes, so I decided to try my own simple dish. It was a hit!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    4 hrs 15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    4 hrs 50 mins


  1. In a small bowl, use a fork to combine crushed garlic and egg yolk. Place chicken breasts in a shallow glass dish and spread both sides with egg mixture. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours, or overnight (recommended).
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Place one half of the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured board. Place 1/2 cup spinach in the center of the pastry sheet. Remove one chicken breast from marinade, shaking off any excess, and place on top of spinach. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto over chicken, layer with half the sun-dried tomatoes, sprinkle with half the feta cheese, and top with 1/2 cup spinach. Fold pastry sheet around chicken, using fingers or fork to seal pastry seam. Place chicken seam side down on baking sheet. Repeat steps with the second half of the puff pastry sheet and remaining chicken breast.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Test for doneness by cutting through center of chicken breast; if juices run clear, chicken is cooked.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2007

This meal was FABULOUS! I made some small changes-- mostly to portion- I took one good sized boneless breast, cut in in half and then only used one pastry puff sheet cut in half. It came out beautiful looking *wish I took a picture for everyone* and tasted like heaven. The herb feta was perfect and the sun-dried tomatoes really added nice flavor. Whoever invented this meal- I want to raid your recipes!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 14, 2009

Very easy and tasty. It makes for a nice impression. It was a bit too bland for my hubby and I probably won't make it again. One comment though, on the other reviews. It's somewhat unfair to deduct points on a recipe simply because it is high in calories. I can see doing so for a recipe claiming that it's "low in fat" but this one made no such claims. It was a hit with the family. thank you!

Jun 04, 2007

This was excellent. Even the kids liked it. I did not marinade it in the egg yolk, didn't have the time, and I am not sure why you would even need too. The chicken was very tender, cooking time was right on. After reading the reviews I chose to cut the puff pastry in half. I then rolled it out with a rolling pin since someone else said it was hard to get the pastry around the chicken. After I rolled it, the pastry fit very well around the chicken and I sealed up the edges with some warm water to make it stick. All the flavors work well together. I will definetly make this again.

Jun 03, 2007

This ia a wonderful recipe, however, I would like to point out that puff pastry and filo are not the same and although either will work, the taste and appearance is different.

Nov 17, 2008

My boyfriend goes to school out of town and ever since I made him this recipe he insists I bake it for him each time I visit! I've even prepared it a few different ways that have gotten rave reviews as well (just to keep it interesting!) Instead of leaving the chicken breasts in halves I've dice it so it's easier to eat when served. I also use cheddar/mozerella cheese blend instead of the feta simply based on preference. (I think any cheese would work!) Adding bacon and/or mushrooms is also an easy way to change it up!

Feb 25, 2008

I just want to start out saying that I am not a cook/chef/ have no cooking skills at all! I wanted to do something special for my girlfriend and I figured that cooking her dinner would show her how much I care for her. Dude, this recipe kicks tail! She raved about my cooking. Seriously it was easy to make, tasted great, and scored me some great points with my lady. Thanks for the easy to make, great tasting chicken dinner!

Oct 22, 2007

Wow, I made this for dinner tonight and it came out perfect It's true as others said, you only need half the pastry the recipe calls for ... and I chose not to soak the chicken in garlic and egg (which really didn't matter) instead I mashed some crushed garlic into the Feta cheese, pounded the chicken breast flat covered the chicken with the cheese and then rolled it together and placed it on top of the spinach, then topped it with the basil pesto and dried tomatoes - the chicken came out tender and it was absolutely delicious! My husband just loved it!

Jan 05, 2008

This dinner had my hubby raving! He's telling everyone that will listen about this recipe. He NEVER does this. Like others I wish I could give this more stars. To make sure the breasts cooked completely through I pounded them smaller. I did use a whole sheet of pastry and that truthfully made the dish even better to me. Never having used puff pastry before, my first one broke completely apart on the seams (felt like a big dummy), but my second one I ran a rolling pin over the seams until they meshed completely and the result was simply gorgeous. Thank you and thank you again for a wonderful recipe that will be used time and again!!


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  • Calories
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 32.6 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 524 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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