chicken and goat cheese strudel

1 Mar

i originally had planned on making my chicken meatballs with the ground chicken i defrosted and then at the last minute changed my mind!   this recipe was just ok — it was kind of bland — missing something — maybe raisins, maybe pine nuts… something anything!


Chicken and goat cheese strudel

adapted from loves to eat

1 lbs extra lean ground chicken breast
2 tsp dried Italian seasonings

1 tsp onion powder

1 bag baby spinach
4 ounces goat cheese crumbled
2 sheets puff pastry
Evoo cooking spray
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Brown chicken over medium heat until cooked through. Add garlic and seasonings. Cook about another 1-3 minutes. Set aside.
Add spinach to skillet and cook covered one minute. Transfer spinach to fine mesh strainer in sink or over bowl and let cool two minutes. Make sure all the juices/water is strained out of spinach. Mix spinach and goat cheese with chicken.
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Spoon 1/2 chicken mixture onto each puff pastry sheet leaving a 2 inch edge. Roll bottom of sheet over top of filling and continue rolling into a tube. Mist with evoo spray.  Bake on a cookie sheet or baking pan for 20-25 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool 3-5 minutes and then cut into 4 equal pieces. Serve immediately.


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