Our Favorite Foil and Parchment Packet Recipes - Clean Eating Magazine

Clean, Cleanup-Free Cooking: Our Favorite Foil and Parchment Packet Recipes

Hate doing the dishes? Thanks to foil and parchment paper, you don't have to! We've rounded up our favorite dinners and dessert perfectly prepared in packets.
Low-Calorie Chicken Curry Recipe

Banana Curry Chicken Foil Packets

Brimming with bright, nutritious veggies and seasonings such as turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, curry and coconut, these foil pockets offer a quick and easy taste of the Islands.

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Fish Baked in Parchment

Parchment-Baked Halibut with Fennel, Red Onions & Olives

Baking in parchment produces a practically effortless, succulent, spicy, and salty fish fancy enough for a dinner party and easy enough for a laid back meal.

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Chicken peanut

Chicken with Peanut Sauce & Sweet Potatoes

Not only do they eliminate cleanup, foil packets also let the sweet and tangy peanut sauce infuse into the chicken and veggies while they cook.

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Trout with Gooseberry Relish

Our trout with gooseberry relish is a gorgeous combination of tartly sweet fruit and flaky fresh trout, baked in foil to save on time - and cleanup!

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Cajun Jambalaya

Mess-free foil packets are a preferred cooking method for good reason: cleanup is a breeze (crumple and toss foil!) and you're guaranteed a tender, flavorful Cajun Jambalaya!

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Bouillabaisse Packets

Bouillabaisse Packets

Inspired by France’s celebrated seafood stew, these foil packets are packed with clams, mussels, shrimp, tomatoes, fennel, onions and a saffron wine broth. You can also grill your Bouillabaise in a covered saucepan over a double layer of foil.

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cod recipe

Ginger Soy Cod en Papillote with Shiitakes & Green Onions

En papillote is French for “in parchment.” This classic technique holds in moisture and cooks food by the steam created inside the packet, perfect for ensuring that this sweet and salty cod is done to perfection.

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Mediterranean Salmon Baked in Foil

Not only do these salmon packets only take 10 minutes to prepare, they involve no cleanup. Just lots of veggies, salty feta, and aromatic basil.

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Salmon, Orange & Fennel Baked in Parchment

Salmon, Orange & Fennel Baked in Parchment

Even though these salmon fillets are cooked in the oven, because they’re wrapped in parchment with other moist ingredients such as kale and orange, they basically steam, which keeps them tender and juicy.

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Simple Cod In Parchment

This fish dish is as easy as they come, ready in just 25 minutes and mild enough for your pickiest eaters. Bonus: use up whatever veggies you have in our fridge!

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halibut salsa

Halibut Pouches with Basil Cucumber Salsa

The basil in this halibut dish is packed with flavonoids that protect chromosomes from environmental damage. Plus, it's ready in a half hour!

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Strawberry Coconut Crisp

Don't forget about dessert! Yes, you can actually make this decadent fruity crisp in foil. 

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Want more healthy, delicious recipes with minimal cleanup? See One Skillet Suppers.