A garlic chicken parcel sliced in two and served on a plate

Garlic chicken parcels

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2

Rustle up our chicken parcels with ready-made puff pastry and garlic cream cheese. It's a speedy yet special midweek dinner that only needs a few ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal1115
  • fat80g
  • saturates41g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre8g
  • protein48g
  • salt2.4g
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  • 2 chicken breasts



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  • 320g sheet all butter puff pastry
  • 150g Boursin or garlic & herb cream cheese
  • ½ lemon, zested and cut into wedges to serve



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  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for brushing
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  • 200g mixed pack green beans and broccoli


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C Fan/gas 7. Cut a slit halfway in each chicken breast, then put each one between two pieces of baking parchment and bash with a rolling pin to flatten slightly.

  2. Cut your sheet of pastry in half widthways and put both halves on a baking tray. Sit a chicken breast on top of each half, then cram the cavities with the Boursin (don’t worry if a bit of cheese oozes out). Season, scatter over the lemon zest then fold the edges of the pastry in to the centre and pinch shut. Flip each parcel over so the seal is on the bottom. Brush with a little oil, then bake for 30 mins until deep golden.

  3. About 10 mins before your parcels are ready, steam or boil the greens until tender. Toss in the oil and season. Serve alongside your chicken parcels with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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Marie Wilmot's picture
Marie Wilmot
8th Jan, 2020
They end up a lot bigger than expected but taste absolutely gorgeous.
Frantic Flapjack
6th Feb, 2018
These were excellent - quick to make and really tasty although be aware that they are very large! I also made some using salmon fillets and these were lovely too. Obviously, I didn't bash these but spread the cheese on the top before wrapping in the pastry.
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