This quick and easy recipe combines chicken, sweet potato, butter beans,
green beans and tangy BBQ sauce. It’s simple, the meat turns out tender, and
there’s virtually no clean up!
Be sure to slice the sweet potato very thin, as you want it to be tender at
the end of the 30-minute baking time. This is also why we are using thin
sliced chicken breast, in order to make sure that the meat is cook through.
What you need
2 shallots, thinly sliced into half moons
1 sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced into half moons
1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 (16 ounce) can butter beans
½ cup natural BBQ sauce (avoid ones with added sugars)
4 chicken breast, thin sliced
2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced
1. Preheat the oven to 400º F.
2. In a large bowl toss the shallots, sweet potatoes, green beans and butter
beans with half of the BBQ sauce. Rub the remaining sauce over the chicken
3. Cut four 12-by-16-inch pieces of parchment paper and fold each in half.
Open the parchment paper and arrange ¼ of the sweet potato and green beans
and a chicken breast in the center of the top half of each parchment.
Generously season with salt and pepper. Top with a sprinkle of chives.
4. Fold the bottom half of the parchment paper over the chicken and veggies.
Start folding and crimping the parchment paper ends together from one end
all the way around to the other end, creating a sealed envelope. Fold the
end under the packet. The packet should be fully encased, with no breaks in
the parchment paper for steam to escape – we need that steam as part of the
cooking process! Place the packets on a pan.
5. Bake the chicken and veggie packets for 30 minutes and remove from the
oven. Serve the packets on plates, tearing them open just before serving.
One serving equals: 268 calories, 4g fat, 22g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 625mg
sodium, 5g fiber, and 35g protein.