Chicken, leek, mushroom and spinach filo parcels

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These yummy little filo parcels are a great kids dinner idea and are like mini chicken filo pies. With leek, spinach and mushrooms sneaked into the filling, children can enjoy eating their veggies along with the crunchy filo pastry. They’re so good the whole family can enjoy them as well, served up with a healthy side salad.

Summary

Prep: 25 mins
Cooking: 25 mins
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Intermediate
Makes: 18 small parcels

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breast) approx. 370grams
  • 1 leek – white part chopped
  • 1 cup button mushrooms diced (70g)
  • Large handful of spinach chopped (30g)
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • ¾ cup chicken stock (170mls)
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare your ingredients. Dice the chicken thighs or breasts and leave in a bowl on their own. Chop the leek, mushrooms and spinach and put in their bowls.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan
  3. Put the chicken thigh in, stir until chicken is completely browned and push to the sides of the pan.
  4. In the middle put the chopped leek and let it soften for a few minutes.
  5. Add the chopped mushrooms and stir for a few minutes.
  6. Add the spinach and stir for another minute.
  7. Add the flour and stir.
  8. Add the chicken stock and cook for a minute or two. Keep stirring until it is a thick consistency.
  9. Your filling is ready. Put it in a bowl and set to one side.
  10. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) fan setting.
  11. Prepare 4 sheets of filo pastry. Put them down one by one on a large chopping board. On top of each filo pastry layer layer brush on some olive oil, and then place the next filo layer on top of it. Do this until you have 4 filo sheets brushed with oil.
  12. Cut the sheets into 9 squares by dividing them into 3 parts length-ways and 3 parts width-ways. Try to make them as square shaped as possible.
  13. Spoon one tablespoon of the mixture into the middle of your squares. Fold the sides up and into the middle so that they form little parcels. Press down so that they stay put. Brush a bit more oil on top of them.
  14. Spray an oven dish with oil or rub with butter.
  15. Place the parcels in the baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

 

Our step-by-step guide:

 

 

Prepare your ingredients.

Dice the chicken thighs or breasts and leave in a bowl on their own.

Chop the leek, mushrooms and spinach and put in their bowls.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.

Put the chicken thigh in, stir until chicken is completely browned and push to the sides of the pan.

In the middle put the chopped leek and let it soften for a few minutes.

Add the chopped mushrooms and stir for a few minutes.

Add the spinach and stir for another minute.

Add the flour and stir.

Add the chicken stock and cook for a minute or two. Keep stirring until it is a thick consistency.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

Your filling is ready. Put it in a bowl and set to one side.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) fan setting.

Prepare 4 sheets of filo pastry.

Put them down one by one on a large chopping board. On top of each filo pastry layer layer brush on some olive oil, and then place the next filo layer on top of it.

Do this until you have 4 filo sheets brushed with oil.

Cut the sheets into 9 squares by dividing them into 3 parts length-ways and 3 parts width-ways. Try to make them as square shaped as possible.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

Spoon one tablespoon of the mixture into the middle of your squares.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

Fold the sides up and into the middle so that they form little parcels.

Press down so that they stay put.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

Brush a bit more oil on top of them.

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

Spray an oven dish with oil or rub with butter.

Place the parcels in the baking dish.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

Enjoy with some more veggie sides, some cherry tomatoes or cucumber or on their own.

 

Kids dinner - chicken filo parcels - chicken mushroom and spinach filo pies

 

If you’ve enjoyed this kids dinner, take a look at our Gluten free chicken nuggets and our Crispy courgette fries for more fun ideas.

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