Cheesy Chicken Pockets Recipe -
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cheesy Chicken Pockets

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"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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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  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.
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Oct 15, 2014

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 make sure the seasonings and cheese amount was enough for our tastes. What a great way to use up phyllo.

Dec 10, 2013

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 mixture do we put in the squares and how do you seal the edges they don't just stick together.. and then there was no picture to show me what the final product should look like. I did not add the jalapeno I used green chilies instead. the filling was good.


4 Ratings

Aug 03, 2014

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 my boyfriend to the store for egg roll and wonton wrappers for Chinese food night, and he brought back four boxes of phyllo sheets, so I've been trying to find ways to use them.)


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  • Calories
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 15.9 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

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

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