Monday, November 14, 2016

Chicken in Parchment

This is an easy dinner as we head into the holiday season.  Chicken in Parchment Paper: it can be customized for those of us who are fussbudgets, er, have strong food preferences.  Plus, everything except your starch is right there in the fun packet, meaning there's no real cleanup.  What more could you ask on a chilly evening?


Chicken breast or boneless, skinless chicken thighs (my preference)
salt and pepper
sugar snap peas
grape tomatoes, halved

Slice the carrots into thin strips, and spread them out on the parchment paper as a base for the chicken; and very lightly salt them.  Cut the chicken into strips and lay them over the carrots; lightly salt.  Arrange the sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes and mushrooms (if desired) over the chicken, lightly salt and pepper.  Arrange very thin pats of butter over the top of the vegetables, fold the parchment paper closed tightly, and label which is for whom.  Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes.  Serve over a bed of spaghetti or rice.

My menfolk took up demanding that I never again cook chicken not in parchment paper, a rather unreasonable request, but exactly what I'd expect of them.  This was really, really good, and for a mushroom hater like me and Mark, it's a perfect way for us to let the others in the household have fungus while we get to avoid it.

Happy Monday, everyone!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Mom is now starving
Lily & Edward

rottrover said...

That looks beautiful! I'm going to try this one. Thanks, Marjie!

Faye Lewis said...


Pam said...

Great idea!!! I have never tried cooking a meal in parchment... they look tasty!

bbarna said...

Looks delicious. You could put thin sliced potatoes in for a starch. We do this in foil when camping, or on the bbq.

Diane said...

Sounds delicious and I will also go for thighs in preference to breast any day! Chicken I mean of course! Will try this out. Thanks, and have a good week, Diane

grace said...

oh my goodness, this is awesome! that plate of the resulting chicken bundle is just fabulous--i'll have to try this technique!