Chicken Surprise Parcel

Episode 80 - Chicken Surprise Parcel


  • 1kg Chicken thigh or breast (skinless)
  • 300g Cheddar Cheese
  • 100g Melted butter or substitute
  • 1 packet of filo pastry (24 sheets)
  • 1 small jar of Wholegrain Mustard
  • 12 fresh Asparagus
  • 300g Semi Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Dozen Button Mushrooms


Makes 12 Servings

  1. While you prepare the ingredients of your chicken surprise parcel, keep the filo pastry in its packaging to ensure it doesn't dry out.
  2. Cut the kilo of chicken into 12 pieces, if necessary.
  3. Cut the cheese and mushrooms into slices, and the asparagus into small lengths of 5cm.
  4. Unwrap the filo pastry and leave it flat.
  5. To prevent the pastry from drying, place a slightly damp tea towel over the sheets.
  6. Take two sheets of filo pastry and place a piece of chicken and cheese at the centre of one end of the pastry.
  7. Place the surprise ingredients on the chicken.
  8. Using the melted butter brush the 4 edges of the pastry sheet and then roll up as a jam roll.
  9. Brush the top and bottom of the parcel, fold the ends under the parcel and place onto a greased baking tray.
  10. Tip: try and keep the cheese side of the parcel on top, to prevent it from burning on the tray in the oven.
  11. Bake in moderate oven 180°C for 20 to 25mins, or until golden brown.