Thursday, January 24, 2008

Asian Style Chicken Packets

This recipe is from my friend Lori ... she sent this for me to try - thanks Lori! It sounded so good, I couldn't wait! It was on our menu this evening! This recipe is very simple and VERY tasty! And was a very quick fix!

Asian Style Chicken Packets


4 sheets (12x18 inches each) Reynolds Wrap
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 to 1/4 lb), cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 16oz package frozen stir-fry vegetables

Hot cooked rice


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

3. Cut chicken in 1/2 inch strips

4. Add chicken strips to mixture.
5. Add vegetables to chicken mixture

6. Toss until evenly coated (I did this in a bowl - but it is much easier adding contents to a gallon size zip lock bag, zipping, and mixing until evenly coated.)

7. Cut Reynolds wrap into 4 12x18 inch pieces.

8. Lay out aluminum foil pieces and place 1/4 of chicken mixture into the center of each.

9. Bring up foil sides and double fold the top to seal.

10. Seal each end with a double fold while leaving room inside for heat circulation.

11. Repeat steps 8-10 for all four packets.

12. Place all 4 packets on a cookie sheet (it case it drains some) and bake on 450 degrees for 15-18 minutes. (cooked the whole meal at once - very convenient that both dishes required the same temp - potatoes of course went in first to cook longer)

13. Prepare rice (I used Uncle Ben's boil in a bag rice ... I used two bags to go with this recipe). I added butter and salt.

14. I plated up rice and emptied the contents of one packet on top. Each packet is a single serving (how nifty is that?!)

comments: This was a VERY good recipe!!! The only thing I would do different 'next time' ... would be to make up more of the brown sugar mixture/glaze. The taste was very good, but could have used a bit more of the glaze for my palate. We ended up sprinkling a little more Soy Sauce over our dish. I also would have added salt and pepper to the chicken before mixing in with the glaze.

rating: 3.5 ... if there had been more mixture/glaze it would get a 4 easy ... Mom liked it - she had two helpings! =0)

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