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Oriental Chicken en Papillote



HT MC 40mins


Sliced boneless chicken breasts and shitake mushrooms cooked with aromatic Asian flavours in a parchment parcel.


Serves 4

Prep & Cook Time:

40 mins

Recipe Tags: Hot Poultry Vegetables Main Course Entrée parchment parcels foil parcels Dairy Free Asian



2 tbsp Soy Sauce
4 tbsp Mirin or Sake
2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 teasp Palm Sugar
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
5cm/2-inches Freshly grated Ginger
100g/4oz Shiitake Mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 Spring Onions, (scallions) sliced diagonally
4 teasp Sesame Oil
4 Small Boneless Chicken Breasts, skinned



1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6. Cut four papillote parcels into heart shapes which when folded in half are long and wide enough to take the chicken and vegetables with a 5cm/2-inch border all the way around.

2. Place the soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce, palm sugar, garlic and ginger in a mixing bowl, stir well then add the mushrooms and spring onions and mix well. Set aside.

3. Open the parchment paper up and lightly brush one half of each with sesame oil, keeping a 5cm/2-inch border all the way around.

4. Slice each chicken breast into 4 or 5 thick slices on the diagonal then reassemble each breast on the oiled part of the parchment parcels close to the fold.

5. Top with mushroom mixture keeping the border free, fold the other half of paper over, line up the edges then, starting at the wider part, begin folding the paper over itself. As you progress around the paper, you'll end with a pointy bit which can just be twisted and folded over/under. Make sure you leave enough space so the parcels can puff up during cooking. See pictures below showing on how to assemble papillote parcels. Place the parcels on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes until the parcels are puffed and chicken is cooked through.

End of instructions


Tips, Options and Substitutions


You can fold the papillotes into any shape you like – oblong would be good for this recipe

You can use aluminium foil instead of parchment paper

Add some finely chopped chilli for some heat



Serving Suggestions

Serve with rice and steamed bok choi

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How to assemble en papillote parcels - step by step pictures


Main Equipment required to make this Recipe


Parchment paper or aluminium foil

Mixing bowl

Baking tray


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