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Chicken Breasts in Foil Recipe

Chicken Breasts in Foil Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Chicken, Poultry
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 310 kcal


  • 4 medium sized chicken breasts
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large onions, cut into cubes
  • 3 – 4 celery stalks, cut into cubes
  • Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, snipped from stalks
  • Lemon slices


  • #Lamb can easily be used in this recipe. Cooking chicken or meat in foils will help the meat retain its juices.# Brine your meat first
  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil while you prepare the chicken.
  • Season chicken on both sides and sear evenly in a pan with olive oil.
  • Remove chicken from pan and sautee the onions and celery cubes until translucent.
  • Cut foil in rectangular sheets. Spoon 2 tablespoons or more of onion – celery mixture in the middle of each sheet. Place one piece of chicken on top and spread 1 – 1 ½ teaspoons mustard of your choice.
  • Sprinkle generously with thyme leaves and place 2 or 3 lemon slices on each chicken breast. Wrap foil around chicken breasts and vegetables to form a tube. Sgueeze ends tightly like a candry wrap.
  • Drop foil packages into boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Place one package on each plate and let everyone unwrap their own. Serve with Polenta and Sauteed Greens.
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