Monday, March 26, 2012

Chicken Cutlets in Parchment Paper


I thought these were going to be good when I thought of it and bought the beautiful, fresh ingredients. I was right. But, I didn't realize that the BEST PART was - THERE'S NO CLEAN-UP! So, be prepared to see other recipes cooked in this manner!

       First, I tore off 6 pieces of parchment paper. It's 15 inches wide and I pulled a good 12 inches out before tearing.I folded them in half to make a fold, then opened them back up. I rubbed a tiny bit of coconut oil on the side where the food was about to go.
       I had 2 packages of healthy thin-cut chicken breasts. (They cook fast!) I placed one on each of the parchment papers. There were 2 left, so I put them on a couple of the others. (so, 2 of them would be bigger servings)

       Then, I added zucchini slices, asparagus spears, and diced red onion to the top of the chicken. I then put almost a TBSP of coconut oil on each serving.
       Last to go on was a couple of fresh lemon slices and some herbs. Use the herbs you love or use what I love - basil and smoked paprika and sea salt.

       Then I folded the top portion of the parchment paper over the food and folded under all around, to make packets. I put the packets on 2 cookie sheets and slid them into the oven at 400 degrees for twenty minutes.
       They were incredible. I slid them onto plates, cut them open, and poured off the juice.
Here it is before I closed the packet and cooked it. I wish there were leftovers for me.