what is a parchment lid? A question about a recipe: Hunter's-Style Chicken

I have a question about step 6 on the recipe "Hunter's-Style Chicken" from lastnightsdinner. It says:

"Toss the chopped herbs with the mushrooms and return to the pot, stirring through. Nestle the chicken pieces on top, being sure to add any of the juices that have accumulated. Cover the pot with a parchment lid, and transfer the pot to the oven. Cook for at least one hour, preferably more, until the chicken is falling-apart tender and the sauce thick and reduced. Serve over creamy polenta with a sprinkle of chopped flat leaf parsley on top."

Hunter's-Style Chicken
Recipe question for: Hunter's-Style Chicken


Mr_Vittles February 10, 2012
Basically a piece of parchment paper cut to fit the diameter of your pot. Lay it directly on top of the simmer dish to keep it from being exposed to air/less moisture loss.
Mr_Vittles February 10, 2012
See this video for details on how to make one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiN6gsOKGEQ
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