Filo Chicken Parcels

    45 minutes

    Chicken breast halves and a tasty mayonnaise, lemon and garlic sauce are wrapped in filo pastry then baked. Yum! I used to make this special recipe when I ran my own catering company years ago.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 5 shallots, chopped
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) mayonnaise
    • 2 medium lemons, juiced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon or oregano
    • 85g butter, melted
    • 12 sheets filo pastry
    • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 125g each)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a small bowl, combine the shallots, mayonnaise, lemon juice, 3/4 of the garlic and tarragon; set aside. In another small bowl, combine the butter and remaining garlic.
    2. Place one sheet of filo pastry on a work surface with a short edge facing you. Brush evenly with butter mixture. Repeat with one more sheet of filo. (Keep the remaining sheets covered with a tea towel or plastic wrap to avoid them drying out).
    3. Lightly sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Centre one chicken breast on the lower third of filo. Spread about 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise mixture over chicken breast. Fold bottom edge over chicken then fold in sides. Roll up in a parcel; cover with plastic wrap and set aside. Make five more chicken parcels like this.
    4. Place the filo parcels in an ungreased baking tin. Brush tops with remaining garlic butter; sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered, at 190 degrees C for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the pastry is browned.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Due to rave reviews and requests from the family I have made this receipe two nights running! I'm not a huge fan of eating the same food two nights in a row so I wrapped the chicken in rindless short cut bacon (two pieces per chicken) and added a tablespoon of parmesan cheese to the mixture in each parcel. My family absolutely loved it!  -  31 Oct 2009


    Soooo yum! I chopped the chicken into bite sized pieces to make it go further and it was delish! Will make again and again...  -  26 Jan 2012


    Wrapping stuff in filo always adds some value to dinner and this worked for us. I only used one lemon though.  -  31 Mar 2009