Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika Aïoli

These tasty tapas make a wonderful appetizer. Its decadent flavour combination of sherry, chili peppers and fresh rosemary makes for a unique flavour you’ll want to savour again and again.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 30 min


Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms

1/2 lb extra lean ground chicken
1/2 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp red hot chili peppers, minced
1 tbsp rosemary, fresh, minced
1 tbsp dry sherry
2 tbsp parsley, fresh, minced
18 mushrooms, large
8 cups baby spinach
24 cherry tomatoes
4 sprigs parsley

Smoked Paprika Aïoli

6 tbsp light mayonnaise
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh
1 tsp paprika, smoked

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. In a bowl mix together ground chicken with salt, garlic, red chili pepper, rosemary, sherry and parsley.

  2. Carefully remove mushroom stems and discard.

  3. Use a teaspoon to fill the mushroom caps with the ground chicken mixture and arrange on a large foil pan (or make your own with tin foil with edges turned up to trap juices). Bake in the oven at 350°F (175°C) or on the top shelf of BBQ over medium-high heat for 30 minutes. Baste half way through cooking with liquid released from mushrooms.

  4. Make the aïoli by combining good quality mayonnaise with finely-minced garlic, fresh squeezed lemon juice and smoked paprika.

  5. To serve, arrange baby spinach on a small plate and top each with a central blob of aïoli (recipe below) with a sprig of parsley, three stuffed mushrooms and four halved cherry tomatoes.

Helpful Tip

Serve 3 mushrooms per small plate.

Nutrition Info

Per 220 g serving Amount
Protein10 g
Fat11 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate11 g
Fibre3 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol35 mg
Sodium380 mg
Per 220 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A40
Vitamin C40
Vitamin B610
Vitamin B121