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Chicken Breasts in Parchment

Chicken Breasts in Parchment

“En Papillote” is French for “in parchment,” and is a classic and healthy cooking technique. The chicken and vegetables steam in their parchment parcel, adding loads of flavour with a minimum of fat.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter, melted
  • 2 tomatoes, large, sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) tarragon, dried
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) basil, dried
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) white wine
  • 4 sheets parchment paper, rectangles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Cut parchment into a 12 in x 12 in square or cut into a big heart shape of approximately the same size.

  3. With a pastry brush, coat one side of parchment paper with butter. Sprinkle with green onions and ¼ cup (60 mL) of mushrooms. Place 1 chicken breast on top and sprinkle with tarragon. Top with 2 slices of tomato. Sprinkle tomato with basil and parsley and 1 Tbsp (30 mL) of white wine.

  4. Secure parchment paper by tightly folding the paper closed on all ends. Leave some space in the parchment for steam to circulate and cook the food, about an inch on all sides. Repeat with remaining 3 chicken breasts.

  5. Place parcels on baking dish and put in oven. Cook for approximately 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). The parchment parcel should puff and brown slightly.

  6. Remove parcels from oven. Open parcels and remove chicken and vegetables and place on individual plates. Serve with your favourite rice, salad potatoes, or pasta.

The parchment (baking) paper can be found in most kitchen gadget shops and some grocery stores.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 405 g serving Amount
  • Calories 410
  • Protein 62 g
  • Fat 13 g
  • Saturated Fat 7 g
  • Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Cholesterol 180 mg
  • Sodium 220 mg
  • Per 405 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 31
  • Calcium 4
  • Iron 10
  • Vitamin A 10
  • Vitamin C 30
  • Vitamin B6 88
  • Vitamin B12 52
  • Folate 7
  • Magnesium 36
  • Zinc 27

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