Chicken Breast en Papillote 2

Chicken en Papillote

An easy healthy recipe for Chicken en Papillote - a 5:2 Diet Recipe

Servings 1
Calories 249 kcal


  • 1 small chicken breast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 courgette zucchini if you are in the US
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 handful summer herbs I used lemon balm and thyme
  • 6-8 pitted olives
  • 1 tsp capers


  1. Set the oven to 185C

  2. Slice the cherry tomatoes and olives in half and slice the courgette into thin rounds about 1/4 inch thick

  3. Remove the woody stalks from the herbs and chop finely

  4. Chop the garlic finely and mix together with the herbs and sumac.  Season the mixture with salt and pepper

  5. Cut a square of foil lined parchment about 12 inches long.  Fold it along the middle and then unfold

  6. lay out the courgettes along the fold of the foil to one side.  They can overlap a bit, but make sure to leave space to seal the parcel on every side.

  7. Make a pocket in the chicken breast and stuff with half the herb mixture

  8. Lay the chicken breast on top of the courgettes, then sprinkle over the remaining herb mixture

  9. Add the tomatoes, capers and olives over and around the chicken breast

  10. Seal up the Papillote carefully by folding over and crimping the edges

  11. Place on a baking tray in the oven and cook for 25 minutes

  12. Unfold carefully and serve with chopped parsley to garnish if you like

Recipe Notes

This is a quick and easy recipe developed to be part of a 5:2 diet fast day menu