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Greek Chicken à la Spanakopita (& Saveur Blog Awards)

This super delicious, low-fat and easy chicken and spinach recipe is made in a skillet and will be your next favorite dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Healthy, Mediterranean
Keyword chicken, easy, skillet, spanakopita
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author The Hungry Bites


  • 1 cup bread crumbs, use gluten-free if you can’t eat gluten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame

  • 1 whole chicken breast - 2 halves without the skin (about 1.5 pounds / 650 grams), cut into 1-inch cubes (approximately)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 leek, chopped (the white and some of the green part)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 green onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 4-5 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese, chopped


  1. Place the olive oil and the bread crumbs in a deep skillet and heat over medium/high heat, stirring constantly until well browned and fragrant (about 5 minutes). Add the sesame and black sesame and cook for 1-2 minutes more.

    Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  2. In the same skillet, transfer chicken pieces and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Sauté in one layer over high heat until golden brown on one side, then flip and cook the other side (about 3 minutes each side).

    When you are sure that the chicken is cooked through, transfer to a clean bowl and set aside.

  3. Cook the leek, onion, and green onions with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes. If you notice it starts to burn, add a splash of water.

    Add the spinach, chicken, chives, salt, and pepper and cook stirring often until spinach wilts, about 5 minutes.

    Add the feta cheese and stir just until it starts to soften.

  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately, topping with the bread crumbs. Eat!