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Asian Style Paper Wrapped Chicken

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Paper-wrapped chicken like in a pu pu platter. It is called 'Paper Wrapped' although it is actually wrapped in aluminum foil. This is one of the best appetizers I have ever had at an Asian restaurant and this is my attempt to duplicate it. It goes very well on the pu pu platter."
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2 h 40 m servings 150
Original recipe yields 6 servings (18 appetizers)


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  1. Mix soy sauce, green onion, hoisin sauce, vegetable oil, white wine, cornstarch, sugar, ginger, garlic, five-spice powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Stir chicken cubes into the sauce to coat; marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Place 1 to 2 chicken cubes onto a square of aluminum foil and fold the foil diagonally to make a triangle. Fold the edges over tightly several times, about 1/4 inch per fold, squeezing as much air as possible out of the packet. Repeat with remaining ingredients and foil.
  3. Pour 1 cup peanut oil, or as needed, into a heavy skillet (such as a cast-iron pan) to a depth of 1/2 inch; heat over medium heat until oil is shimmering.
  4. Gently lay the chicken packets, working in batches if necessary, into the hot oil and cook until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear (open a test packet to be sure), about 5 minutes per side. Drain packets on paper towels. Serve chicken in foil wrappers and let diners unwrap their own.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For cooking, I used a cast iron skillet on a gas barbeque with the barbeque at 400 degrees. You could use a deep fryer as well.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 150 calories; 7.6 4 15.2 39 376 Full nutrition

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A fun and tasty treat! I found the paper packets for this dish at a local mom and pop Asian market and fried half in foil packets and half in paper packets in a wok. Using either type of packet ...

Don’t use chicken cubes. Use ground chicken and test one to make sure your heat is correct. 2-3 minutes each side.