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A savory mustard coating keeps the chicken moist; threads of carrot and leek add color. Make it a meal: Garlic-Rosemary Mushrooms and Herbed Whole-Wheat Couscous are nice accompaniments.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1993
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare 4 pieces of parchment paper or foil for papillotes (see Tip).

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  • Open the papillotes and place a chicken breast in the center on one half of each opened paper heart. Spread mustard evenly over chicken breasts. Distribute leeks, carrots and thyme over the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Seal the packages and place them on a baking sheet.

  • Bake until the packages are puffed, 10 to 12 minutes. (You may want to open one package to check that the chicken is no longer pink inside.) Transfer the packages to individual plates; let each diner open his or her own package.

Tips

To prepare a papillote: Cut a piece of parchment paper or foil about 12 inches by 16 inches. Fold in half an 8-by-12-inch rectangle, then cut into a half-heart shape as you would a Valentine.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 24.2g; carbohydrates 10.3g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 3.6g; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 5892IU; vitamin c 8.6mg; folate 37.6mcg; calcium 54.7mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 38.9mg; potassium 381.5mg; sodium 259.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

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