South Beach Chicken en Papillote is a simple way to prepare juicy chicken. And you are ready to eat in 30 minutes.
South Beach Chicken en Papillote, or Chicken Baked (actually steamed) in parchment paper, is so good. I’m sure you’ve seen menu items like this at restaurants. And they are usually quite expensive. But I wonder why? It’s not hard to do.
It does look impressive, so I guess that’s the reason.
What About South Beach?
This is a South Beach Phase 1 recipe. Don and I both like the recipes in the South Beach Diet cookbook and we follow Phase 1 of the diet a couple times a year. Don does wonderfully on the diet. I lose fewer pounds, but it resets my metabolism and cleans up my gut. We tend to slack off on it after awhile because of two reasons: (1) we like fruits and sweets and (2) there is a lot of prep work for this diet because the menu includes a lot of salads and vegetables. The good thing is we are seldom hungry between meals (and snacks are included). The crunchiness of the salads keeps us satisfied.
I do like South Beach Diet recipes. And this one was especially good.
Simple 30-Minute Recipe
The hardest part of the recipe is folding the parchment paper. If you have wrapped anything in foil to cook on the grill, you can do this. Place the ingredients in the middle of the parchment paper, fold the sides up and into thirds. Fold a little of the two sides over one another. Fold the ends to close them off. You are basically making an envelope.
What a delicious way to cook chicken or fish and vegetables. In a restaurant, it always seems so elaborate, doesn’t it? They serve it on a special plate, unopened and you have to cut a hole it the paper to eat the meal. And, really. What are they doing? Simply steaming the foods in their own juices.
I suggest you make this South Beach Chicken en Papillotte for your next dinner party. You can have it all ready to pop in the oven, sit down with your guests looking like a hero while you and your guest savor life (and food)! Twenty minutes later, your meal is ready.
Try serving it with a nice Wilted Lettuce Salad. I know you’re gonna love this recipe.
What You Need
For this recipe you need a knife, cutting board, measuring spoons, parchment paper, and a flat pan like a cookie sheet. Serve it on a mini platter or some beautiful dinnerware.
South Beach Chicken en Papillote Recipe
South Beach Chicken en Papillote
- 8 Chicken tenders about 1/2 pound total
- 3 scallions green onions, tender white and green parts only, sliced
- 1 large carrot peeled and sliced into small pieces (or 6 baby carrots)
- 1 small zucchini quartered and cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon tarragon
- Zest and juice of 1/2 a Clementine orange
- Salt and pepper optional
- Fold a 2-foot piece of parchment paper into a little square boat
- Place the chicken, vegetables and herbs into the parchment boat.
- Add salt and pepper, if desired.
- Fold the two sides of the parchment paper up around the chicken and vegetables, and crimp the edges. Fold and crimp the ends crisply to secure the juices.
- Place the packages on a baking sheet and bake at 400F degrees for 20 minutes until the chicken is done and the vegetables are crisp tender.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
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