With this method, everyone can have their favourite herbs/spices or condiments with their portion of chicken.

This is how I made mine (two ways).

I used boneless chicken thighs but you can also use breast meat and since you’ll be closing it in foil, it shouldn’t dry up.

Prepare a square piece of foil with ample space to fold over into an envelope shape and turn the edges twice to secure it.

Lay your chicken breast or boneless thigh in the middle of the foil sheet. Add your choice of condiments, I used:

– some sprigs of thyme, garlic slices from 1 clove and 1 tablespoon of olive oil

– 1/3 cup BBQ sauce and 2 chopped shallots

Preheat your airfryer or fan oven set at 200 degrees. Cook for 20 minutes, then pierce the envelope slightly with a fork, lower the heat to 180 degrees and cook for another 15 minutes. Let the envelope cool for a few minutes before opening and do so carefully as the steam coming out will be very hot.



  1. Posted January 8, 2015 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Hmmm interesting. I should try this πŸ™‚

    • Posted January 8, 2015 at 9:30 am | Permalink

      Very easy Al. Plus you can make it in so many different ways πŸ™‚

  2. Posted January 19, 2015 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    IT’S AMAZING! Everybody should have one!

  3. Posted July 26, 2015 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Your recipe is simple but your dish is quite tasteful. After reading then I understand why you call it envelop chicken. I’m so curious about the name of the post “Envelop chicken”. I will do my envelop chicken next week with your recipe, hope it can get other’s attention as yours.

  4. Posted January 13, 2016 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    This dish are my very favourite food of all time. I happened to have all the ingredients – amazing! I made it this yesterday and it was delicious, what a easy and fast.

  5. Posted February 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic recipe, thank you for it! One of the best I have tried. I have been using my air fryer now for about 9 months, I just can’t fault it.

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