This was my first time ever cooking with chicken mince or making filo parcels and it all came together really well so all in all it was a pretty successful recipe! The flavour in these is amazing and I just love them. I think the fresh herbs really made it. I love being able to use fresh herbs from our veggie garden in my cooking!
This is another recipe from Once a Month Cooking, so they hold up really well in the freezer! I’m loving being able to stock our freezer with lots of yummy homemade food ready for our more lazy days.
Chicken Filo Parcels
Adapted from Once a Month Cooking
4 sheets filo pastry
2 tsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, chopped into small pieces
2 shallots, sliced thinly
2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
2tsp chopped thyme leaves
2sp chopped sage
50g chopped ham
1/2 small brown onion, diced
250g chicken mince
1tsp sesame seeds
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Cut each sheet of filo pastry in half.
Melt the butter in a small bowl and add the olive oil, set aside.
In a large bowl combine the chicken mince, ham, breadcrumbs, carrot, onion, shallots and herbs.
Brush a sheet of filo pastry with the butter mixture. Place some of the chicken mixture on the sheet of pastry, fold the sides in and roll it up (it took me a couple of goes to get a good technique with this, but I imagine everyones ‘wrapping’ technique will be a bit different).
Place the parcel on a baking tray and brush the top with the butter mixture and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.
Put in the oven until the pastry turns golden brown (about 30 minutes).
These are great to freeze as well, just wrap the individual parcels in foil and then with cling wrap.
These parcels are super convenient to make in bulk and have in the freezer for a quick and easy meal when you can’t be bothered cooking!
I really enjoyed making these Chicken Filo Parcels and I think I’ll have to try making some filo parcels with different fillings, I’m just loving them!!
Have you made filo parcels before? What’s your favourite filling?