Oriental Chicken and Water chestnuts Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Sweet red pepper1 Large, cored, seeded & cut into thin slices
 Snow peas1⁄4 Pound, cleaned & strings removed
 Water chestnuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
 Green onion1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
 Skinless boneless chicken breast halves24 Ounce (4 In Number, 6 Ounce Each)
 Soy sauce3 Tablespoon
 Oriental sesame oil1 Tablespoon
 Fresh ginger root1⁄2 Teaspoon, peeled and grated
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 292 Calories from Fat 87

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.1%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 98.7 mg

Sodium 751.2 mg31.3%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.5%

Sugars 2.8 g

Protein 41 g82.9%

Vitamin A 31.4% Vitamin C 104.5%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 13.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat oven to 500° F.
2) Take regular weight aluminum foil and tear off four 14 x 12 inch sheets from it. Oil lower half of the sheet with vegetable oil.

3) On the oiled portion of each sheet, place 1/8 red pepper, water chestnuts, green onion and snow peas. Top with chicken breasts and sprinkle all remaining vegetables.
4) Take a small bowl and stir together Oriental sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in it. Spoon out the mixture all over vegetables and chicken.
5) Fold upper half of foil over ingredients, making sure to match the upper and lower edges evenly to secure the filling. Turn up long double edge of foil in order to create a 1/2 inch double fold and then fold over again. Fold the other two shorter sides in the same way, sealing the packet completely.
6) Place two baking sheets in the pre-heated oven for 2 minutes. Place foil packets in a single layer on the baking sheets.
7) Bake packets in the oven for about 12 minutes.

8) Place each packet on a serving platter and cur an -€˜X-€™ shape from corner to corner at the top of each packet. Fold back edges and serve right away with cooked rice, if desired.