Lemon Chicken en Papillote
Lemon and chicken are perfect partners. The tart lemon tenderizes the chicken and adds great flavor. Serve these “packages” at the table and let your guests open them.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1 lemon, cut into thin slices, seeds removed
- 1 yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
- 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup pine nuts
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Cut four 12″ × 18″ pieces of cooking parchment paper. Fold in half, cut into a half heart shape, then unfold. Place chicken breasts on one side of the fold and sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper. Top with lemon slices.
Arrange summer squash and zucchini around chicken and sprinkle pine nuts over all. Fold hearts in half and seal the edges by tightly folding them together twice.
Place on cookie sheets and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until chicken registers 170°F on a meat thermometer. Serve immediately.