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Chicken Packets

with Fennel, Celery and White Wine

Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Chicken Packets

Chicken Packets - Surprise in the package: soft as butter, rich in vitamins and extra good

25 min.
55 min.
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for 2 servings
Fennel bulb (about 275 grams)
2 stalks
Celery (about 175 grams)
2 teaspoons
Chicken breasts (about. 175 grams)
½ cup
White wine (or chicken stock)
3 sprigs
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Brush, 1 Aluminum foil

Preparation steps

Step 1/10
Chicken Packets preparation step 1

Rinse the fennel and cut into thin strips.

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Chicken Packets preparation step 2

Rinse the celery, remove any strings and cut into 5 cm (approximately 2-inch) long pieces and then cut into fine strips.

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Chicken Packets preparation step 3

Cook both vegetables in a pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes, then drain and rinse under cold water.

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Chicken Packets preparation step 4

Rinse the cherry tomatoes and cut in half.

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Chicken Packets preparation step 5

Cut aluminum foil  into 2 pieces, each 30 x 30 cm (approximately 12 x 12 inches), and coat each with 1 teaspoon oil.

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Chicken Packets preparation step 6

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

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Chicken Packets preparation step 7

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

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Chicken Packets preparation step 8

Fold foil over contents to enclose, leaving a small opening. Pour half of the white wine into each packet. 

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Chicken Packets preparation step 9

Completely seal packets, place them on a baking sheet and steam in a preheated oven at 200°C (fan: 180°C, gas mark 3) (approximately 400°F/convection 350°F) until cooked through, about 30 minutes.

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Chicken Packets preparation step 10

Meanwhile, rinse the basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and tear into small pieces. Remove packets from the oven and carefully cut open. Serve sprinkled with basil.

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