Honey Sweet and Savory Chicken in Parchment

  • Yield 4 servings

Wrapped in parchment paper, these chicken breasts are baked with instant noodles and vegetables.

Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 -- (3-ounce) package instant noodles, quartered and split, reserve flavor packet
4 -- boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
8 -- red pepper slices
4 -- sheets parchment paper (14 inch squares)

Instructions

  1. Combine mayonnaise, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and pepper flakes; mix well and set aside.
  2. Combine vegetables; set aside.
  3. Cut each sheet of parchment paper* into heart shaped piece about 11 inches long by 14 inches wide.
  4. For each serving packet, spoon 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise mixture onto one side of parchment paper heart. Arrange 1/4 of noodles over mayonnaise mixture. Layer 1/4 of vegetable mixture over noodles; drizzle with 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise mixture. Arrange 1 chicken breast half over vegetables; drizzle with 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise mixture. Top with 2 red pepper slices.
  5. Fold other half of parchment over layers and crimp edges to seal; place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining packets.
  6. Bake at 350F 30 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink in center. Serve in parchment.

* Aluminum foil can be substituted for parchment paper for conventional oven directions. To Microwave: Place packets** on microwave-safe tray or plate with thickest edges to outside. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. **Waxed paper can be substituted for parchment paper for the microwave directions.

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