Lazy BBQ Chicken VIDEO

Have you ever cooked food in parchment paper? I praise the day the technique was invented. I've been using it for years to cook fish, vegetables, tofu, and more. It's a life saving approach to cooking for lazy cooks like myself, especially on those weekday nights when you need a meal you can easily get on the table in 30 minutes or less and which requires ZERO clean up. And I'm not talking about recipes only an experienced chef could make in 30 minutes, but will actually take the home cook an hour and a half. I mean a true 30 minutes flat for even the most novice of cooks.

I make this low fat, high protein BBQ chicken parchment paper recipe every week. It's so simple, it's a stretch to even call it a recipe. There are only 2 ingredients and what you're left with is incredibly moist and juicy chicken smothered in your favorite BBQ sauce.

Watch this quick how-to video and you'll see why you can almost always find this chicken in my fridge, ready to be served for lunch, dinner or even a high-protein afternoon snack.

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Lazy BBQ Chicken VIDEO (4)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • favorite bbq sauce
  • parchment paper

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 350F

2. Place a long piece of parchment paper in front of you and fold it in half like a book.

3. Unfold and pour about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce onto the parchment paper. Place the chicken breasts on top and coat them in the sauce.

4. Fold the parchment paper over, and starting at one end of the parchment, fold the edges of the paper over several times continuing to make creases all around the chicken until it’s completely enclosed and no air can escape.

5. Place the parchment packet on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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31 comments

  • Danie

    I do the same thing using aluminum foil always comes out nice and juicy! I also using it to line all my pans when I cook makes clean up a snap just toss it away and your done :) but for baked goods i use parchment paper to line my pans

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  • Jessica

    What a genious recipe! and I love the \"Lazy Recipe\" name!... I am looking forward for more lazy recipe. Can we use Fish Fillet too?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Yes! I have a Fish in Parchment recipe up here already! http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2008/10/20/fish-in-parchment-paper/

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  • Tracy

    Looks so easy, thanks! If you put 3-4 breasts in the packet, do you need to increase the cooking time?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Nope! I've done that and it takes about the same amount of time!

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  • JB

    Loving this, can you do this with dry rubs, or just sauces? Either way I think I'll be making this in the near future!

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    • Catherine McCord

      Dry rubs should work, too!

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  • Ora Roberts

    Can I use bone-in chicken with similar results?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Yes! It will take about 5-10 minutes longer to cook.

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  • Jenna

    Yum! I will be making this tonight!

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  • Sharee

    This looks great and VERY easy. Definitely going to try -- with 3-4 chicken breasts... Do you pack each separate in their own sealed parchment paper pouch or can you just use one pouch for all 4?
    Would love some lazy bean recipes. Completely inexperienced cooking/eating beans and want to make some for vegetarian dinners.

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    • Catherine McCord

      You can place all 4 in one parchment packet!

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  • Jennifer Favara

    Omg...I was obsessing over that too, lol!!! The chicken looked delicious though...can't wait to try it! :)

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  • Romaine

    Looks easy and delicious! And everybody give her a break on the raw chicken... This is a recipe not a 'you have to do exactly what I do' advise! Also if you watch carefully she touches the raw chicken with the right hand and eats the cooked one with the left!

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  • Michelle

    Definitely goign to try this recipe! And keep those \"lazy\" recipes coming! Working mom with a hungry hubby and two kids so I'll take all the lazy ones I can get! Thanks so much for all your great recipes!!!

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  • Alexandra

    So excited to see you using Stubb's bbq sauce. It's the only high quality sauce I can find here in Switzerland at the supermarket. Glad to see that you obviously approve of it too.
    Happy New Year!

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  • Jane Maynard

    we made this last night and it was simple, easy and delicious. thank you!

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  • Lori DeLude

    Any thoughts on including potatoes or veggies in the packet?

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  • Sara

    Hi. Just made this tonight and the whole family loved it (husband, 3 year old and 16 months). It was ridiculously easy. Can you use the same recipe for fish (i.e. salmon) and if so, what temperature and how long should you cook the fish? Thank you!

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    • Catherine McCord

      Here is a recipe for making fish in parchment paper! http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2008/10/20/fish-in-parchment-paper/

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  • Kimberly T.

    Love this idea! Thank you!!

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  • Gaby

    you are a genius!! digging this like whoa. Perf for nights when I'm too lazy and Thomas needs some dinner :)

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  • Kate Ramos

    So simple, love it! In a moment of temporary insanity I bought a GALLON of BBQ sauce, so I'm constantly on the look out for what to do with it. :)

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  • Dallas

    I tried this recipe tonight and it was so easy, moist, and delicious. Thank you. I will add this to my list of regular recipes to use.

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  • Nicole Low

    Like to subscribe ;)

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  • Aria

    Can you put this in an oven too? What would I need to do?

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    • Catherine McCord

      Yes! 350F for 20-30 minutes!

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  • Julia

    I have no sound available to me to watch this video and cannot tell how long it takes or how hot the toaster oven should be to cook the chicken. Can you please post it for me? Thank you!!

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  • Kelly

    Amazing! I had chicken that had to be cooked today with not much in the pantry and no time to shop. I thought I would just cook it now and eat it later. It looked so good I had to try a piece, and then another. Much better than the PB&J I was planning on for lunch. This will easily be a weekly menu item in my house!

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  • Austin

    Would the cooking time change at all if you used tenders instead of whole chicken breasts?

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    • McCord

      Yes! Chicken tenders are way smaller than chicken breasts so they will cook much faster. I would check them at around 12-15 minutes.

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