Lemony Chicken Parcels:
Prep: 10 mins.
Cooking: 30 mins.
Rating: 2: Easy
For two people, find:-
- 2 skinned chicken breasts (see Tricks’n’Tips for thawing out chicken and for making them behave and taste better too)
- One or two lemons (or use lemon juice from a bottle)
- Butter and oil
- A splash of white wine if it’s about?
- Fresh Tarragon herb if you can get some from next door’s garden whilst they’re not looking…
- Aluminium cooking foil
- Oven tray
- Take about 35 cms (a foot) of kitchen foil per person, laying them out on the kitchen surface.
- Drizzle with a little oil and place on piece of chicken in the centre of each.
- Slice the lemon and place over the top of the chicken breasts. Pull up the foil a bit to make a bit of a bowl shape to keep the liquids in, and then give each one a splash of white wine if you have it.
- Season to taste – I use a good amount of ground black pepper here, just a little salt – drop a knob of butter on each followed by a sprig of tarragon if you have managed to nick a couple.
- Pull the foil up to join in the centre and make a parcel, folding over the foil at the ends to keep it all airtight and leak-proof.
- Place them onto an oven tray and put into a pre-heated oven at about gas mk 4 for about 30 minutes or so – a little longer won’t hurt.
- With a little salad on each plate, serve the parcels just opened slightly so that the diners don’t get a scalding burst of steam as they open them. Unless they wear glasses…….. then they’re fair game for it!
Don’t eat the foil.