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Chinese Chicken Parcels Recipe

Chinese Chicken Parcels – easy and healthy chicken with soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Wrap the chicken with aluminum foil, bake and serve with rice.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken Parcels
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 313 kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken tenders, breasts, or thighs
  • 1 pinch 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 piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips (1-inch)
  • 2 red chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 star anise, (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Lightly season the chicken with salt and white pepper. Combine all the ingredients for the Marinade and marinate the chicken for 15-30 minutes.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Garnish the chicken with the chopped cilantro or scallion and serve with warm steamed rice.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Chicken Parcels Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.9g11%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 404mg18%
Carbohydrates 6.1g2%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 4.9g5%
Protein 53.8g108%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.