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Fajita chicken in parchment

INGREDIENTS

  • Parchment paper
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or non stick cooking spray

(note: you can buy pre cut veggies fresh or frozen if you want.)

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 400°
Fold the parchment paper in half, then open up.
Place on a baking sheet.
Thinly slice the peppers and onion and lay them on one half of the
parchment paper.
Drizzle on oil or spray non stick spray.
Lay the chicken on the peppers and spoon on salsa.
If you like,top with cheese.(be careful to only include 1 Tablespoon)
Fold the parchment paper over the chicken and veggies, and wrap the
paper together by folding it over itself along the edges.
Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink when cut into.

Substitutions:

If there is something you do not like in the recipe, you can substitute it
for something you do like. The best part of cooking for yourself is
making it the way you like!
You can substitute fish (like cod) or if you just want veggies you can
add in your favorites.

Short cuts:

If you are not comfortable with cutting on your own, you can buy precut veggies from the produce department or buy a bag of precut frozen peppers and onions. If buying fresh, just be sure to use them within a few days and check them first, they do go bad quickly once they are cut.

Getting chicken breast individually trimmed and wrapped are nice to use since you can freeze them and use one at a time.

Healthy Tips

Cooking in parchment makes a really moist and flavorful meal. Sealing the food in a packet helps the food steam and not dry out, and locks in your seasonings and sauces.

It also makes for a really easy clean up!

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