Chicken with Whole-Grain Mustard & Zucchini in Packets

Foil PacketIngredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and tenders removed
  • 2 Tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet banana peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. To prepare packets, start with four 20- to 24-inch-long pieces of parchment paper or foil. Fold in half crosswise. With the parchment or foil folded, draw half a heartshape on one side as if you were making a Valentine. Use scissors to cut out the heart shape. Open up the heart.
  3. Place a chicken breast on one side of each open heart fairly close to the crease and leaving at least a 1-inch border around the edges for folding and spread with mustard.
  4. Toss zucchini, peppers, shallots, tomatoes, oil, thyme, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Place about 1 1/4 cups of the vegetable mixture on top of each piece of chicken.
  5. Close the packet to cover the ingredients. Starting at the top, seal the packet by folding the edges together in a series of small, tight folds. Twist the tip of the packet and tuck it underneath to help keep the packet closed. Place the packets on a large rimme baking sheet (packets may overlap slightly). Bake until the vegetables are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165°F, about 25 minutes. Let the packets rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Information Per Servng: 243 Calories, 9 g Total Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 5 g Monounsaturated Fat, 78 mg Cholesterol, 522 mg Sodium, 7 g Carbohydrates, 0 g Added Sugars, 2 g Fiber, 30 g Protein.

Recipe from http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chicken_with_whole_grain_mustard_zucchini_in_packets.html.