Lemony Chicken Parcels:

Lemony Chicken Parcels:


Prep:           10 mins.

Cooking:      30 mins.

Course:        Main

Serves:         2

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
  • Seasonings
  • 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.

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