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Organic Chicken Baked in Parchment Paper

Posted On: June 15, 2014

Baking a chicken breast en Papilotte is one of the simplest, most guaranteed ways to produce a perfectly juicy, succulent dinner. Add vegetables to make a complete meal or use the chicken for sandwiches, salads or soups.

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Ingredients

  • 2 organic chicken breasts
  • Equal parts lemon juice and cold pressed olive oil
  • 6 thin slices of lemon
  • Organic Peas, or your choice of vegetable
  • parmesan cheese, sliced thin
  • olive oil for brushing
  • basil chiffonade

Method

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a two squares of parchment paper on an even surface. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken for 1 – 1/2 minutes. The Milliard reaction (caramelizing) will create a richer flavor and change the color of the food.

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While the chicken is browning, place three slices of lemon on each piece of parchment paper. Once chicken has a light brown surface, remove from heat and place gently on top of the lemon slices.

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Combine the lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl and drizzle the mixture on to the chicken. Place desired vegetable around the chicken and add the parmesan slices on top of the chicken.

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Once ready, fold over the parchment paper and wrap the chicken breasts tightly.

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To avoid burning brush the parchment paper with olive oil and place in the oven for 20 minutes (or until internal temperature is at 165 degrees).

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Remove from oven and cut open the parchment paper and add shaved parmesan cheese to the top!

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Enjoy!

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