Asian Style Paper Wrapped Chicken

Asian Style Paper Wrapped Chicken

I am here to tell you about an easy Asian style paper wrapped chicken recipe that I made last week. The best part of this dish is how it’s served, all the flavors are just bursting out of the paper and into your mouth! You can’t go wrong with this dish for a dinner party or family gathering.
prep: 30 mins cook: 10 mins additional: 2 hrs total: 2 hrs 40 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 18 appetizers


¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 green onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

1 tablespoon white wine

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

18 6×6-inch squares of aluminum foil, or as needed

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 cup peanut oil for frying, or as needed

salt and ground black pepper to taste


Mix soy sauce, green onion, hoisin sauce, vegetable oil, white wine, cornstarch, sugar, ginger, garlic, five-spice powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Stir chicken cubes into the sauce to coat; marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Place 1 to 2 chicken cubes onto a square of aluminum foil and fold the foil diagonally to make a triangle. Fold the edges over tightly several times, about 1/4 inch per fold, squeezing as much air as possible out of the packet. Repeat with remaining ingredients and foil.

Pour 1 cup peanut oil, or as needed, into a heavy skillet (such as a cast-iron pan) to a depth of 1/2 inch; heat over medium heat until oil is shimmering.

Gently lay the chicken packets, working in batches if necessary, into the hot oil and cook until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear (open a test packet to be sure), about 5 minutes per side. Drain packets on paper towels. Serve chicken in foil wrappers and let diners unwrap their own.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 150 calories; protein 15.2g; carbohydrates 4g; fat 7.6g; cholesterol 39.1mg; sodium 376.4mg.

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