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dinner in a bag

rawcuzima | May 3, 2005 07:43 AM

We are harried, working parents who nonetheless love to cook and eat good food!

In an attempt to cook simpler, lighter dishes I made Jamie Oliver's Chicken breast in a bag recipe last night. Basically you put a chicken breast, white wine, herbs, butter and big handuls of wild mushrooms into a tightly sealed envelope made of aluminum foil and bake it for 15 minutes. Hubby and I were pleasantly surprised. (Our toddler son doesn't eat anything that isn't pasta or rice) And we LOVED the cleanup--no dirty pans!

Does anyone have favorite recipes that use this poaching technique they'd like to share? We enjoyed the fullness of flavor lent by the wild shrooms, herbs and butter, so we're not looking for anything too austere. I'm banking on the fact that it's "lighter" because it doesn't require oil or butter as a cooking medium. Also, because it was chix breast instead of the more luscious, juicy dark meat (I'm pining for it already.)

Thanks in advance!


P.S. I'm happy to post jamie Oliver's recipe if anyone needs more instructions than the above. However, I'd adjust it slightly next time, since the alcohol in the wine doesn't cook off, the sauce had a sharp, acidic quality. I'd reduce the amount of white wine and substitute it with chicken stock.

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