Chicken en Papillote

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 35m

4 servings

Steaming “en papillote” ensures that none of the nutrients are lost during the cooking process.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total), trimmed
  • 4 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 2 leeks trimmed, cleaned and cut into 2 1/2-inch matchsticks
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 1/2-inch matchsticks
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut 4 pieces of parchment paper or foil to 12 x 16 inches. Fold in half to form an 8 x 12-inch rectangle, then cut into a half-heart shape as you would a valentine.

Place a chicken breast in the center of one half of each opened paper heart. Spread mustard evenly over chicken breasts. Distribute leeks, carrots and thyme over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Seal the packages and place them on a baking sheet.

Bake until the packages are puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. (Open one package to check that the chicken is no longer pink inside). Transfer to individual plates and let diners open their own packages.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9279

nutrition information per serving

169 calories; 3g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 63mg cholesterol; 260mg sodium; 10g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 24g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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