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Spiced Baked Chicken Parcels (Chicken en Papillote)

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Notes: Za'atar is a Middle Eastern dried herb and spice mixture. Dried oregano can be substituted, though the dish won't have as full a flavor. Check the chicken's doneness by carefully peeling open a packet and temping with a thermometer. Take care when opening the packets to avoid being burnt by the hot steam. This dish is great when served with couscous or a rice pilaf.

About the author: Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Easy Artisan Bread. You can also watch her culinary stylings on the America's Test Kitchen television show. She presently lives in Singapore working on her new baking cookbook, and as a recipe developer for HungryGoWhere Singapore. Check out her blog,, or follow her on Twitter @yvonneruperti.

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