Monday, September 27, 2010

Baked Chicken Fillets In Papilotte

Shallots and ginger are the main key ingredients in this recipe and with these ingredients rubbed onto the chicken fillets and marinated with oyster sauce and sesame oil... gosh can imagine how fragrant this combo would be ! :)  Wonderful burst of flavors and no wonder my family love them prepared this way. Wrapped them in papilotte and baked for 20 minutes...juicy and moist tender chicken fillets with the wonderful aroma trapped in the papilotte to whet one's appetite.  A wonderful treat for Josh before he goes back to college.  The other version is to wrap them in greaseproof paper and deep fried them in a wok. But for health reason I baked them instead  :)  

When baking this fillets in papilotte, the whole house will be filled with the aroma of these two ingredients. I like my fish and meat cooked in papilotte. Seriously , the aroma is sealed in and the moistness of the meat is retained . Simple and easy to clean up after baking for those living a hectic life..............yup an example of one specimen ME !  LOL!  I have just finished watching one HK drama...Growing Through Life  * wink . 

Marinate the fillets with chopped ginger, chopped shallots, pepper, 
sesame oil, cooking wine, oyster sauce and
 thick soy sauce and it is best leave in fridge overnite so 
that the ingredients get infused into the meat and
give you the flavor that is due to this dish :)

wrap the fillets in greaseproof paper......

place the fillet filled papilotte in greased baking sheet 
and bake for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven at
250° C

cut a slit on the top of the papilotte and served it hot....
mmmmmm....yummy :p

who can resists these finger lickin' goodness....

this is a keeper and much much healthier compared to those
deep fried ones :)

Baked Chicken Fillets In Papilotte


350 gms of chicken fillets

1 thumb sized ginger - smashed and chopped fine
6 shallots - chopped fine
white pepper to taste
3 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tsp of thick soy sauce
a pinch of salt

1 piece of greaseproof paper for wrapping
grapeseed oil - greased the baking sheet


Marinate the chicken fillets with ingredients (A) in a zip lock bag. Leave it in fridge overnight.

Preheat the oven at 250ยบ C. Wrap the chicken fillets in greaseproof paper.  Lay the papilotte on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or till fillets are cooked through. Cut a slit on top of the papilotte and serve hot with a bowl of hot steaming rice.

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  1. looks like what we call here as paper wrapped chicken wor. I thought would takes a long time to make and a lot of work

  2. Elin, great mind think alike!! I too just made the 'chee pau kai' last Friday but like you instead of frying it I baked it in the oven. But I used the chicken with bones in it and it took much longer to baked it. This look great.

  3. I've just begun to cook fish this way and was amazed at the flavor and sauce. Your post inspires me to cook chicken this way too.

  4. revealing little bit by little bit huh.. like stripping the chicken! hahahaa...

  5. Claire is salivating! haha.... Me too! These are perfect with some white rice. Thanks for sharing & hope you're enjoying your evening.

  6. Ooh, thanks for this post. I've never heard of papilotte before!

  7. I should learn to make this, hehe...not because of hectic life that I have, but it's the lazy bug in me, hehe...

  8. Looks like 'chee pau kai' but baked instead. Good job,not so messy, greasy and healthy too.

  9. this sound and look like baked chee pau kai, so much healthier than deep fried, good!

  10. Kathy...yup we called it the 'chee pau kai ' but I baked it instead of deep frying :)

    Gertrude..great minds have great taste too :p Josh wants to have chicken fillets so have to oblige lo..building muscles our guy :)

    Carol...thanks :)

    Claire...hahaha keep the guests in suspense :p
    let the aroma slowly emits out of the paper bag :p

    Kristy...yup she is! can eat this without rice but with a glass of beer...awww how nice :)

    roxan...papilotte is paper bag in french :)

    Little Inbox...this is ' chee pau kai ' in canto . Baking them is more healthier and less messy :) Do try it out.

    Cheah....yes it is chee pau kai :)

    Jess...yes it is and this method is less messy and healthier . Of course the deep fried ones taste much better.

    Ann....haha great foodies will be able to imagine and taste it in their mind like you :p


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