Chinese Chicken Parcels Recipe
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Bake Time: 15-17 minutes
1 1/2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken tenders, breasts, or thighs
Pinch of salt
3 dashes white pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro or scallion, for garnish (optional)
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips
2 red chilies, seeded and finely chopped
4 star anise
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Lightly season the chicken with salt and white pepper. Combine all the ingredients for the Marinade and marinate the chicken for 15-30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut out four pieces of 12″x12″ aluminum foil. Divide the chicken into 4 equal portions and transfer each portion to individual aluminum foil. Seal the edges of the foil tightly to form a parcel. Make sure there is no leakage from the sides of the parcels.
Transfer all the parcels on to the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken parcels from the oven and let the parcels cool for 5 minutes.
Garnish the chicken with the chopped cilantro or scallion and serve with warm steamed rice.
If you prefer, you can also use boneless and skinless chicken breast or thighs. Score each the meat a few times with a knife before marinating.