Garlicky Chicken Packets


Makes 4 servings


1 cup julienned carrots
1/2 cup sliced onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves


  1. Cut parchment paper or foil into 4 (12-inch) squares. Fold squares in half, then cut into shape of half hearts. Open parchment to form hearts.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place carrots and onion on 1 side of each heart near fold. Combine basil, mayonnaise, garlic and pepper in small bowl; spread mixture on chicken. Place chicken, mayonnaise side up, on top of vegetables. Fold parchment over chicken; seal by creasing and folding edges of parchment in small overlapping sections from top of heart until completed at point. Finish by twisting point and tucking under.
  3. Place parchment packages on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink in center.



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