Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chicken Parmesan Purses

It's quite possible I've developed an obsession with phylo dough.  Who can resist a warm, flaky crust that waits to reveal further deliciousness?  No one in my camp, fo sho!  I sense an intervention in 3..2....
Today's phylo format comes in the way of Chicken Parmesan Purses

I originally spied a similar recipe here using wonton wrappers, but being:
1) Minus wonton wrappers and
2)  Fixated with aforementioned phylo obsession

I very loosely followed the recipe as follows... 

Chicken Parmesan Purses
makes 9 portions

  •    1 package Phylo dough (1 sheet)
  •   ~ 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped 
  •   ~ 2 cups marinara sauce (more or less to taste)
  •   1 cup baby spinach
  •   1/2 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  •   1/4 cup Parmesan, shredded
  • If frozen, let phylo dough defrost
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Chop cooked chicken, and place in a bowl (*I used a rotisserie for time purposes, but imagine it would take about two bone-in chicken breasts, boiled and chopped for the same effect)

  • Mix marina sauce into chicken

  • Roll phylo dough out onto a cookie sheet, and score/cut into even squares.  Mine made nine.
  • Layer  a bit of spinach, chicken, mozzarella and parmesan onto each square

  • Fold in the corners of each square to make a pouch or "purse"
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crust is lightly golden 
  • Enjoy while ooey-gooey and warm


  1. I love this idea! And how weird is it that I actually have wonton wrappers in my fridge right now?! What a fun looking little package:)

  2. Phylo dough rocks. Just recently I had these amazing phylo dough treats and when I ask what was inside, their creator said chili (as in Texas chili!!) with a dollop of sour cream on top. Too yummy!

  3. mmmmm those look soooooo amazing!!! def making these this weekend!!