Lemon Chicken Parcels (Chicken en Papillote)

Lemon Chicken Parcels (Chicken en Papillote)

If you are looking for a light healthy meal or something a little bit fancy to impress your friends,  you can’t go past this simple recipe. Pile up your ingredients… wrap them up… bake… voila… Lemon Chicken Parcels ready for you to unwrap and dig into.

En Papillote, French for “in parchment”, is a method of steaming food in a pouch keeping your food super flavoursome, aromatic and moist.

You can use so many ingredient combination including chicken or fish, herbs, veggies, butter, wine… there are so many possibilities. Here is my favourite flavour combination…

LEMON CHICKEN PARCELS

Serves one (multiply as required)

Ingredients

  • 4-5 Chicken tenderloins
  • A few of handfuls of greens (I used spinach, broccolini and asparagus but you can use whatever you fancy… zucchini and green beans work a treat as well)
  • Sliced red onion
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon and 2-3 slices of lemons
  • Olive oil
  • Plus a piece of aluminium foil

Pre-heat your oven to 200c.

Lemon Chicken Parcels

Use a rectangle of foil, drizzle with a little olive oil and pile up your greens towards one end of the sheet.

Lemon Chicken Parcels

Add your onion and garlic.

Lemon Chicken Parcels

Lay the chicken tenderloins on top… season with a good pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper and add your lemon slices.

Lemon Chicken Parcels

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over chicken and veggies.

Lemon Chicken Parcels

Drizzle a little olive oil over your stack of ingredients.

Lemon Chicken Parcels

Fold the foil over and wrap them up tight – you want to stop any steam from escaping…
Lemon Chicken Parcels

Pop them in the middle shelf of the oven and cook for approximately 20-30 mins (depending on your oven).

Once done, serve in the foil parcel.

Lemon Chicken Parcels

Pair with a glass of chilled crisp white wine and serve with a little brown rice which soaks up all the delicious juices.

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