Polynesian Foil Wrapped Chicken

Polynesian foil wrapped chicken is one of the foods that brings culture together. From sausage and gravy called bangers and mash to  a sweet coconut Panipopo which is Samoan. Treat your guests to a unique appetizer when you serve these Polynesian foil wrapped chicken packs. Steamed with fragrant herbs and asian flavors for a truly authentic fare.

4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts uncooked

3 scallions, cut into 1 inch pieces

2 slices of fresh ginger root, finely chopped

1/2 can of water chestnuts, finely chopped

1 tablespoon dry sherry

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Sesame oil

20 foil squares 5×5

Cut chicken breasts into 1/4-inch cubes. Dice scallions and set aside.

Combine ginger, sherry, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add chicken and water chestnuts to the mixture and marinade in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the foil. Place one drop of sesame oil and 1 drop of soy sauce onto each piece of foil. Place 3-4 pieces of chicken in the center of the foil. Fold foil in half to a triangle. Fold up two open sides to seal and crimp.

In a steaming basket lay a single layer of the foil pouches in the steamer. Cook for 5-8 minutes until juices seep out of the foil packs. Serve in the bamboo steamer set on a plate. Stack the foil triangles in a spiral on top of each other. Serve and enjoy!

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