Ginger Chicken en Papillote
Ginger Chicken en Papillote is cooked in a parchment paper pouch so the breasts come out  moist and flavourful! 
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 6 chicken breastsboneless, skinless
  • 2tsps soy sauce
  • 1/3cup rice wine (Mirin)or sub 3 Tbsps white wine + 2 Tbsps rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2tsps oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil
  • 3/4lb shitake mushroomsor mushrooms of your choice, chopped coarsely
  • 2bunches green onionswhite and light green parts shredded
  • 6inches fresh ginger rootpeeled and finely julienned
  • 1-2tsps sesame oil
  • 6squares parchment paperabout 15″ X 15″
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coat chicken breasts with soy sauce. Let them rest while you prep the rest of the recipe.
  3. Peel the ginger root and cut into 6 one inch pieces. Julienne each piece into very fine lengths.
  4. Mix rice wine, oyster sauce, sugar, salt and pepper together in a cup.
  5. Heat oil in a sauce pan or wok. Add mushrooms and rice wine mixture. Saute until liquid has evaporated substantially – about 10 minutes. Add the green onions and cook another minute.
  6. Brush one half of the square of parchment paper with sesame oil, leaving an edge of a couple of inches. Position the chicken breast on the far edge of the oiled area.
  7. Top with 1/6 of the mushroom mixture and 1/6 of the ginger. Wrap the paper around the chicken breast on the long side of the breast. It should make one full round plus half a second round, so the edge ends up on the underside of the breast. Carefully crease the 2 ends of the paper closed and tuck under the breast. Be sure the wrapped chicken has no openings or it will not cook properly.
  8. Repeat with the remaining breasts.
  9. Place packets on a sheet pan. Do not crowd the packets. Bake at 375 degrees about 30 minutes.
  10. When chicken is done, transfer breasts and toppings to a serving platter. (See Note 1)
Recipe Notes

Note 1:  You can plate the closed packet and allow each diner to cut open their packet at the table. You will need to provide scissors for them to cut an X opening on the top of the packet.

Nutrition Facts
Ginger Chicken en Papillote
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 487mg 20%
Potassium 189mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.