Chicken Baked in Parchment

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a healthy and easy recipe. Serve the contents of the packets over steamed rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cut parchment paper into four 10-inch squares.
  3. place 1 chicken breast in center of each piece of parchment; arrange carrots, zucchini, peas and bell pepper around chicken.
  4. Combine 1/2 C.
  5. chicken broth and flour in a small saucepan; stir in garlic, thyme, salt, nutmeg and black pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
  7. Reduce heat to low, simmer 1 minute.
  8. Spoon broth mixture evenly over chicken and vegetables.
  9. Fold each parchment square in half diagonally, enclosing chicken and vegetables to form a triangle.
  10. Fold edges over twice to seal.
  11. Place parchment packets into 15x10-inch jelly roll pan.
  12. Bake 25-30 minutes or until parchment is browned and puffed.


Most Helpful

The fact that this recipe is very low in fat, and is very easy to make, is just a bonus - it tastes great. The sauce is very flavorful. I was confused about the amount of broth to add, though. 2 1/4 cups is listed in the ingredients, but the text only mentions 1/2 cup of it. I used about 1 to 1 1/2 cups total to make a nice gravy, but when I opened the packets to serve, the broth was pretty runny. I think I will use less and make the gravy thicker next time. We still enjoyed it very much, and will definitely do this again.

PanNan June 09, 2003

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