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Since the pork, pine nut and spinach parcels worked out so well, I thought I’d try it again with chicken, mushroom and spinach.  In this recipe, corn flour is used to give the filling a bit of a sauce.  However, the mixture shouldn’t be too wet, otherwise the parcels will fall apart.

Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Parcels

These parcels are made using filo pastry. Instead of putting together layers and layers of pastry, each parcel uses only 1 sheet which makes it way less fiddly. The filling is a classic combination of chicken, mushroom and spinach - it's made in the Thermomix, but can easily be done in a fry pan.
Course Main Course
Servings 4 parcels


  • 600 g chicken breast cut into 2-2.5cm pieces
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1/2 large onion peeled and halved
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 15 g light olive oil
  • 6 mushrooms halved
  • 2 tsp Thermomix vegetable stock concentrate
  • 4 handfuls baby spinach (~75g) rinsed and dried
  • 4-6 sheets chilled filo pastry or frozen pastry, defrosted per instructions
  • Light olive oil for frying


  • In a mixing bowl, add chicken, cornflour, salt and pepper and stir to combine
  • Add onion and garlic into the Thermomix bowl and chop for 3 seconds | Speed 4
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add oil and cook with the measuring cup (MC) off for 2 minutes | Speed 1
  • Add mushrooms and chop for 10 seconds | Speed 3
  • Add chicken and cook with the MC off for 15 minutes | Varoma | Reverse | Speed soft
  • Add stock and spinach, stir into mixture and cook with MC off for 5 minutes | Varoma | Reverse |Speed soft
  • Remove mixture to the Thermomix basket and strain over a small bowl to catch any extra liquid while cooling the mixture; stir occasionally
  • Once the mixture has cooled, make the parcels by taking a sheet of filo pastry and fold in half
  • Put 1/6 of the meat mixture into the centre of the pastry and form into a loosely packed rectangle about 2cm high
  • Fold in the sides of the pastry on the short side and then fold up tightly into a parcel
  • Repeat with the remaining 5 pieces of pastry
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, turn down to medium-low/low and place each parcel into the pan and cook until both sides are golden brown


Make sure the parcels don’t brown too quickly.  Otherwise, the pastry won’t get a chance to cook.  Turn the heat down if the parcels are getting too brown
Keyword Chicken, Filo, Mushrooms, Spinach

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[Last updated: September 23, 2013]

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