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Chicken Packets

with Thai Flavors
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Chicken Packets

Chicken Packets - Heavenly tender and juicy chicken from the oven

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Health Score:
Health Score
9,4 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 50 min.
Ready in
Calories:
270
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Lean chicken breast is easy to digest and contains valuable protein and vitamins. 

If you cannot get coconut water, you can substitute chicken stock or dry white wine instead.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie270 kcal(13 %)
Protein43 g(44 %)
Fat5 g(4 %)
Carbohydrates11 g(7 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6 g(20 %)
Vitamin A1.4 mg(175 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin26.6 mg(222 %)
Vitamin B₆1.2 mg(86 %)
Folate64 μg(21 %)
Pantothenic acid1.8 mg(30 %)
Biotin8.2 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C26 mg(27 %)
Potassium1,081 mg(27 %)
Calcium183 mg(18 %)
Magnesium94 mg(31 %)
Iron3.7 mg(25 %)
Iodine16 μg(8 %)
Zinc2.1 mg(26 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.1 g
Uric acid369 mg
Cholesterol112 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
1 stalk
2
1 piece
Ginger root (about 1 ounce)
1
2
Carrots (about 6 ounces)
1 stalk
Leek (about 9 ounces)
2 teaspoons
2
Chicken breasts (about 6 ounces)
½
½ cup
4 sprigs
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Baking sheet, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Brush, 1 Aluminum foil, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Kitchen shears

Preparation steps

1.
Chicken Packets preparation step 1

Halve lemongrass crosswise and flatten with the side of a knife blade.

2.
Chicken Packets preparation step 2

Coarsely chop the lime leaves. Peel the ginger and garlic and cut into fine strips.

3.
Chicken Packets preparation step 3

Peel and thinly slice carrots.

4.
Chicken Packets preparation step 4

Halve leek lengthwise, rinse well and drain. Cut the white and light-green parts into approximately 3/4-inch pieces.

5.
Chicken Packets preparation step 5

Cut 2 pieces of aluminum foil to approximately 12 x 12 inches and spread each with 1 teaspoon oil.

6.
Chicken Packets preparation step 6

Rinse the chicken, pat dry and place on foil pieces, then season with salt and pepper.

7.
Chicken Packets preparation step 7

Scatter the prepared ingredients over the chicken and season lightly with salt and pepper.

8.
Chicken Packets preparation step 8

Fold foil over contents to enclose, leaving a small opening for the liquid. 

9.
Chicken Packets preparation step 9

Squeeze juice from lime. Stir 2 teaspoons juice into the coconut water and pour into the foil packet.

10.
Chicken Packets preparation step 10

Seal packet completely, place on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake in a preheated oven at  350°F until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Rinse cilantro, shake dry, and pluck leaves. Remove packets from the oven, carefully cut open and serve immediately, sprinkled with cilantro.