Cilantro Lime Chicken in Parchment

Oh my! This chicken was not only flavorful, but juicy too! Trying to eat healthy can sometimes be a challenge for me, but I am getting better at finding food that tasty and healthy. I like chicken a lot, but most marinades call for like 2 lbs of chicken at a time, that is a bit much for me to eat within a couple of days. This is a great fix for that and it’s super easy because there is no time that is needed to marinade it. I have made this a couple of times over the last week, and even made it for a friend while she was over. As soon as I saw the idea for Lemon Herb Fish in parchment I knew that I wanted to use that method of cooking for chicken! The possibilities for this are exciting; I am going to try lemon pepper chicken cooked like this next. This recipe is made in individual packets, so if you are making this for a dinner party there can be different types of chicken made at the same time.

Cilantro Lime Chicken in Parchment

Ingredients:
Per packet:
1 lime sliced thinly
1 chicken boneless skinless chicken breast
Cilantro
Pinch of salt
Olive oil

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Make cure to place the ingredients in the middle of the parchment paper. Layer: parchment paper, limes, cilantro, chicken, cilantro, salt, and a bit of olive oil, or olive oil spray.

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3. Then gather two of the sides above the chicken and fold down twice, making sure to crease the paper. Then repeat with the two sides. Cook for 20-30 minutes depending on how thick the chicken is, make sure it’s no longer pink!

To round off the meal I make some brown rice and add the juice of ½ a lime and chop up a little cilantro to mix into the rice.

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