Stuffed Chicken Breasts Cooked In Parchment Packets

Are you in the market for juicy, tender, oven-roasted chicken breast that's also intensely flavorful? Sounds too good to be true, right? Actually, with the right technique, you'll have an amazing chicken dish on the table in no time – all thanks to a zesty marinade, a creamy filling, and parchment paper!

You'll Need (for 4):

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • shredded white cheddar cheese

For the marinade:

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the filling:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ cup shredded white cheddar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Here's How:

1. Make a slit down the center of each chicken breast, make a few more cuts on the sides, and carefully widen them to create a pocket.

2. Combine the ingredients for the marinade and let the chicken breasts marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

3. Preheat the oven to 400°F and combine the ingredients for the filling.

4. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and place each one on a large piece of parchment paper.

5. Spoon some of the filling into each chicken breast pocket.

6. Wrap each chicken breast up in the parchment paper, place the parchment packets on a sheet pan, and bake for 40 minutes.

7. After 40 minutes, carefully open up the packages, sprinkle more white cheddar cheese on top of each stuffed chicken breast, and bake for another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

8. Spoon some of the juices that have collected in the parchment paper packets over the stuffed chicken breasts and serve with roasted veggies and crispy potato wedges.

It's not just the marinade that makes this chicken recipe so special, it's also the parchment paper pouches – they keep the chicken nice and juicy while cooking. This seemingly fancy dish is surprisingly easy to make and tastes incredible. It's a win-win-win situation!

Get the recipe for the Chicken Parmigiana featured in the bonus video.


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