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Paper Wrapped Chicken

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Many, many years ago in a land far, far away there was a Chinese restaurant that served a delicious Paper Wrapped Chicken appetizer…..in foil! I have no idea why it was made in foil, but it was really delicious…..so I did not ask any questions!

small piece of marinated chicken unwrapped with cilantro and a green onion on top sitting on a white plate

So when I started planning this meal, I knew that I wanted Paper Wrapped Chicken as the appetizer. I decided to stick with the traditional recipe and use 6″ parchment paper squares that I cut out myself…..

Paper Wrapped Chicken squares cookingwithcurls.com

I  did however choose to go with the less traditional baking method rather than deep frying them…..you’re welcome! Some foods just don’t taste right when they are not fried…..like doughnuts! 😉  These however are delicious without the added hassle of deep frying.

The steps may seem a bit tricky, but they do not have to be exact!! Do not panic, you just need them to be completely enclosed so the marinade does not leak out.

How to make Paper Wrapped chicken:

Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add the chicken slices, cover, and let marinate for 45 minutes.

To make the paper envelopes:

Place the parchment paper square on work surface. Place 1 chicken slice, 2 pieces of green onion, and 1 cilantro leaf in the center of the square.

Bring the bottom flap up and over the chicken.

wrap the bottom of the paper up over the chicken

Fold the right side toward the middle.

fold the right side of the paper toward the center

Fold the left side toward the middle.

fold the left side of the paper toward the center

Fold the bottom up 1/4 of the way while folding the top flap down and tuck it into the opening to the seal the package.

fold the bottom up while folding the top down into the center to secure

Place packets on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 400 degree oven for 14 minutes, or until cooked through.

Serve the chicken packets on a large platter. Eat with chop sticks or with your fingers.

Keep Calm Ian

They are simple, slightly salty, and oh so delicious, and go perfectly with a sweet Lychee Martini!

lychee martini with two lycheese on a tooth pick with paper wrapped chicken off to the right

Sagittarius on the other hand are best paired with Aries, Libra, and Aquarius. They should avoid long term relationships with Taurus and Cancer, tumultuous would be an understatement!

More delicious Chinese recipes:

Enjoy!!

small piece of marinated chicken unwrapped with cilantro and a green onion on top sitting on a white plate

Paper Wrapped Chicken

Paper Wrapped Chicken are delicious morsels of marinated chicken wrapped in parchment paper envelopes. Makes the perfect bite sized appetizer!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, marinade, paper, wrapped, appetizer, recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate: 45 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon dry sherry
  • 3 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 3 teaspoons organic brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts cut into 2 and 1/2 inch long thin strips

To Assemble

  • 3 green onions sliced on the diagonal
  • 24 fresh cilantro leaves
  • 24 parchment paper squares 6-inches

Instructions

  • Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add the chicken slices, cover, and let marinate for 45 minutes.
  • To make the paper envelopes:
  • Place the parchment paper square on work surface. Place 1 chicken slice, 2 pieces of green onion, and 1 cilantro leaf in the center of the square.
  • Bring the bottom flap up and over the chicken.
  • Fold the right side toward the middle.
  • Fold the left side toward the middle.
  • Fold the bottom up 1/4 of the way while folding the top flap down and tuck it into the opening to the seal the package.
  • Place packets on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 400 degree oven for 14 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Serve the chicken packets on a large platter. Eat with chop sticks or with your fingers.

Notes

These can also be prepared with foil squares with the edges folded down to form a triangle.

Nutrition

Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 60mg | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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4 Comments

  1. Lisa, you are such a hoot! This chicken sounds so delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Being an astrology buff, too, (and an Aries!) I know you are exactly right!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and pinning!

  2. What a hoot — paper wrapped chicken in foil! I guess if it’s good it doesn’t really matter. Yours really looks delicious, Lisa! Love the Chinese week you have planned amidst all the holiday stuff.

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