Paper Wrapped Chicken, a delicious morsels of marinated chicken that makes the perfect side dish or party bite.
Paper Wrapped Chicken is a Cantonese dish that are basically little parcels of tender and delectable chicken. I remember as kids my parents would often take us to this really rustic non-air conditioned eatery called Union Farm Eating House that is in the South West part of Singapore called Clementi. I believe during the early 80's, they were probably the only place that served this unique dish. We were so contented to have their famous Paper Wrapped Chicken with just a plate of garlic and sesame oil tossed egg noodles.
Paper Wrapped Chicken features a ginger, soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil based marinade, and is traditionally deep fried. The meat is infused with all the savory flavor. To make the recipe a little more effortless, I baked the chicken parcels instead. The chicken turned out really tender and the flavor was amazing.
Paper Wrapped Chicken
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
2 lbs Chicken Thighs (boneless and skinless)
3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 oz Ginger (minced)
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine (Shao Xing or Hua Tiao)
1/2 tsp Chinese 5-Spice Powder
4 Dried Shiitake Mushroom (rehydrated and sliced)
1/4 tsp White Pepper Powder
Parchment Paper (cut into 6" squares for small parcels or 8" square for large parcels"
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cut chicken thighs into 1-inch cubes or bite sized.
3. Marinate chicken pieces and mushroom slices in light soy sauce, oyster sauce, minced ginger, sesame oil , Chinese cooking wine, Chinese 5-Spice powder and pepper powder for at least 30 min. May be pre-prepared and marinated in a ziploc bag, refrigerated overnight.
4. Place a few spoonfuls of chicken and mushroom onto the parchment paper squares and wrap it up envelope style. Ensure to tuck in the ends.
5. Place onto a baking tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 min.
6. Serve the packages immediately while it is hot.
Makes 12 small parcels or 18 large parcels
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.