Chicken In A Sack With Cherry Tomatoes and Haricot Verts

Chicken In A Sack

Have you ever eaten out of a brown paper bag?  Well, this recipe will make you feel as if you are doing so, but that’s what’s so great about it.  This recipe is delicious, nutritious, and requires no clean up! Winner winner chicken dinner… literally!

A lot of times in life we make things harder on ourselves for no particular reason, like dinner for example.  If you are having a get-together or dinner party in the near future, forget slaving over a hot kitchen stove all day long and create chicken in a sack.  What I love so much about this recipe is that it is light and yet still satisfying and filling.  Your guests will be quite impressed to see what you can do with a few sheets of parchment paper.

You will need: (For 4 servings)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

12 ounces French green beans

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

3 Tbsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 shallot, chopped

White wine

4 Tbsp butter

Salt and Pepper

Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly pound the chicken breasts into thin cutlets. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

In a bowl, combine the green beans, tomatoes, garlic, shallot, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Toss to combine.  Cut four 12-by-16-inch pieces of parchment paper.

Arrange one-quarter of the bean mixture in the center of each parchment, add a splash of white wine, and top with a chicken breast, 1 tablespoon of the butter and one-quarter of the chopped parsley. Meet the short ends at the middle and fold over 1 inch. Fold a few more turns, then fold in the ends to make half-moon shaped packets (sacks). Repeat for the remaining beans, pieces of chicken and parchment paper.

Roast the chicken 35-40 minutes and remove from the oven. Remove contents from sack and serve on plates. Enjoy!


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