Parchment Steamed Chicken Tenders with Vegetables and Vinaigrette

  • Yield: 4 servings


1-1/2pound chicken tenderloins (about 12 – 14)
2tablespoons roughly chopped fresh basil
1tablespoon roughly chopped fresh tarragon
1tablespoon roughly chopped fresh oregano
1teaspoon Dijon mustard
1teaspoon capers
1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil
1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4teaspoon salt
1/8teaspoon pepper
3tablespoons lemon juice
1teaspoon lemon juice
1cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1large zucchini, sliced thin
1/2cup fresh corn (1 ear uncooked corn or ½ cup thawed frozen corn)
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon pepper


  1. In bowl of food processor, combine all ingredients for vinaigrette. Process until liquid is emulsified.  Remove half of vinaigrette and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, place chicken tenderloins and half of vinaigrette. Toss well to coat. Marinate one-half-hour, or longer. Combine all vegetables in large bowl; top with salt and pepper and toss well.
  3. Tear four pieces of parchment paper, about 15” x 15” each. Place one-fourth of the vegetable mixture on each piece of parchment. Top with 3 -4 chicken tenders. Pull opposites of parchment together around chicken and wrap as package. Turn entire packet over and place on large microwave-safe plate. Repeat with second packet.
  4. Place plate with two packets in microwave oven and cook for 6 – 7 minutes on medium high heat (5 to 6 power level). Remove from oven and repeat with remaining two packets.
  5. When all packets are cooked, unwrap each packet and remove chicken and vegetables to individual serving plates. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette and serve.