We started the chicken al papillote recipe by preparing the marinade . To do this, we mix the lemon juice and the zest with the olive oil, the mustard, the minced garlic clove, the thyme, the salt and the pepper.We put the chicken breast in the marinade and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to absorb all the flavors. If we can leave it for about 2 hours or even overnight, the better.
How to make Pollo al papillote:
We take a sheet of baking paper and put a bed of potato slices . We have chosen the chambray potato variety, which is characterized by being small and round. To make the chicken papillote, we recommend opting for this type of potato or cutting rather thin slices, as they bake faster this way. Besides, we preheat the oven to 200 ºC.
On the potatoes we put the marinated chicken breast , the carrots cut into strips and all the vegetables that we want to add.We close forming a package with the paper, ensuring that the ends are well sealed, and we bake the chicken in papillote for 25-30 minutes, depending on the size of the breast.After the baking time, remove the package from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes.We carefully open the package, since all the concentrated steam will come out, and we serve the chicken with papillote recipe with vegetables immediately.
Without a doubt, this is a healthy, easy and quick dish, ideal for lunch or dinner. We can accompany it with a tomato salad , a tuna salad or whatever we like the most.If you liked the recipe for Pollo al papillote , we suggest you enter our Chicken Recipes category .
How to make chicken al papillote with vegetables
The chicken papillote recipe that we have shared already incorporates some vegetables, however, we have the possibility to add many more. Thus, to make the chicken papillote recipe with vegetables we can incorporate green and red pepper cut into strips, julienned onion , pumpkin into strips, sliced broccoli or small trees, zucchini cut into not very thick slices, aubergine also thinly sliced and even mushroomslaminated.
All this must be added in step 4 without having to cook the products first. However, we prefer that we can make grilled vegetables first, sautéed with a little oil or roasted in the microwave, just like potatoes.If we do not usually cook a lot in the oven or we have not just mastered the times, an easy way to make chicken al papillote without it being raw or, on the contrary, too dry, is to cut the breast in half and make two packages. In this way, we make sure that the inside is juicy, since when introducing a whole breast we can run the risk of leaving it raw inside. Likewise, this recipe is equally valid for making papillote chicken thighs or papillote chicken wings.