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Paper-Wrapped Chicken by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo https://nomnompaleo.com
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Paper-Wrapped Chicken

If you have my All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauce on-hand, you can make Paper-Wrapped Chicken! It's a Whole30-friendly, all-in-one weeknight supper!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, gluten-free, paleo, Primal, weeknight, Whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Michelle Tam


  • ½ cup All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauce
  • 4 cups sliced bok choy
  • Diamond Crystal brand kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs (If I were you, I’d choose thighs because they’re tastier more forgiving if you leave the packets in too long!)
  • 8 shiitake mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 2 large shallots thinly sliced


  • Set the oven to 450°F with the rack in the middle position. Grab 4 large parchment sheets, and fold each in half. Draw half a heart on each sheet so that when you cut them out, you get full hearts. You know—like this:
    Paper-Wrapped Chicken by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo https://nomnompaleo.com
  • Unfold the paper hearts and lay them flat. Place a cup of sliced bok choy on one side of each heart. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the bok choy.
  • Salt and pepper the chicken, too. Then, place a piece of chicken atop each pile of bok choy.
  • Top with ¼ of the mushrooms and shallots. Spoon 2 tablespoons of All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauceonto each mound.
  • Fold the other half of each heart over the top. Tightly crimp the edges together, starting at the top-center of each heart. At the pointed bottom end, twist the paper to seal well. Repeat steps for the three remaining chicken packets.
  • Place the parchment packets on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. The breasts should register 150°F on an instant-read thermometer, and the thighs should register 165°F.
  • As soon as the packets are out of the oven, carefully cut them open. Serve immediately!



Feel free to substitute whatever veggies are in season in place of the bok choy!
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Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 2g