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Chicken & Wild Rice Strudels

I wanted the buttery crunch of layered pastry without the sweet filling of strudel. Using rotisserie chicken from the store, I found my savory answer. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain and wild rice
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough (14x9-inch size)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place the first six ingredients in a large bowl; toss to combine.
  • Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush lightly with melted butter. Layer with five additional sheets, brushing each layer. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  • Spoon half of the rice mixture down the center of the phyllo dough to within 1 in. of ends. Fold up short sides to enclose filling. Roll up tightly, starting with a long side.
  • Transfer to a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan, seam side down. Brush with additional butter. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 323 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • C-Ro
    May 26, 2020

    This was very good, a unique dinner idea that was easy to make. Not a fan of Swiss so I substituted mozzarella cheese and had roasted carrots on the side. We thought it would be even better with a cream of mushroom sauce on the side, so it's not as dry.

  • Karyn
    Feb 11, 2020

    donna - this isn't a recipe for a complete meal, it's a recipe for chicken and wild rice strudel. Use your imagination and serve with any side you like. Baby greens, steamed asparagus, or tomato cucumber salad are just a few suggestions.

  • donna
    Dec 12, 2018

    wHAT else do you serve with this? Surely this isn't all there is to the meal?

  • ms11145
    Jun 11, 2018

    Quick and easy to do. I used colby cheese instead of swiss because one member doesn't like swiss. This was the only change I made.

  • mumsay
    Feb 10, 2018

    So yummy! I cooked chicken breasts in the microwave and I used vegan cheese for a lactose intolerant family member. This is the 2nd time I've made this and I'll keep it in the meal rotation.

  • jkcoach98
    Apr 19, 2017

    This was quick to make and very good. I also used chicken I had from the night before. It was my first time using phyllo and I had no problems with it. I served it with a green salad. Good meal for game night.

  • momoflandl
    Feb 25, 2015

    No comment left

  • chin-chilla
    Feb 8, 2015

    Wow just made these and they are delicious! I chopped chicken I made from day before. It was my first time using phyllo, which as I was making it I thought I'd never use it again, until I ate GOOD!

  • jstowellsupermom
    Feb 2, 2015

    Delicious! Subbed co-Jack cheese as that's what I had on hand and it was great!

  • haukyfn
    Feb 1, 2015

    Excellent....I am not a fan of swiss cheese so I used mozzarella instead.