The streak is finally over with and Jeff has grilled.
This recipe also contains the evil boneless skinless chicken breast that I despise and constantly badmouth. However, in the freezer cleaning spree I happened to come along a pack of them and was not going to throw them away so pouch cooking it is.
My major complaint with the breast is that for what you pay it lacks in taste and is also extremely easy to overcook versus a good old skin on bone in thigh (plus crispy skin is the best part of the chicken). However, the breast is perfect for pouch cooking since the steaming cooks it more gently and evenly so it does not dry out and the aromatics/veggies really help get flavor into an otherwise bland piece of meat.
Also, pouch cooking is one of those perfect ways that you can satisfy even the pickiest of eater without having to redo an entire recipe and most importantly get rid of ingredients. One person does not like onion don’t put onion in their pouch. You have some mushrooms sitting around hey toss them in. Sky is the limit.
For this recipe you will need:
- Chicken breasts
- 1 onion sliced thinly
- 1 jar of sun dried tomatoes in oil drained and diced
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Couple sprigs of thyme
- Sprigs of parsley
- Tablespoon or so of oregano (if you are using dried you only a teaspoon)
- 1/2 cup of olives
- Jar of artichokes hearts drained
- Bunch of spinach blanched or a box of frozen spinach drained
- White wine
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Crushed red pepper
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- Feta cheese
In a large bowl combine the herbs, onion, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, crushed red pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic. Taste and adjust.
Get a good size sheet of aluminum foil and place some of the spinach mixture on it. Place the chicken breast on top, some of the onion mixture, good glug of white wine, a good squirt of extra virgin, and top with feta cheese.
Wrap it up tightly and throw on a medium-high grill till the chicken is cooked through (about 15 minutes or so). If you lack a grill then place in 350 degree oven till the chicken is cooked through (about 30 minutes).
Serve and enjoy!