Friday, July 20, 2012

Italian Chicken Foil Packets

I usually have a lot to say about what I make - but not these- these were just AMAZING. Period. Easy and healthy too- you can't go wrong- try them out tonight or at your next camping trip or cook out. You will NOT be sorry.

I know it's not the prettiest picture- but hey- we were roughing it ;)

This made four good sized packets.

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 3-4 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano, basil
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • tinfoil
  1. You will need to triple layer the tinfoil packets- so each packet with be three layers thick of tinfoil.
  2. So size out three fairly big tinfoil sheets and layer them up.  In the middle of the sheet put 1/4 of the chicken, onion, tomatoes and garlic.
  3. The spices listed were what I used- so about a pinch on each packet.
  4. Drizzle it all with a little olive oil.
  5. Then take the end closest to you and farthest from you and pull up like a tent.  Fold/crimp and roll together the ends to create a seal and continue to roll them down until you reach the chicken.  Then take the ends on the right and left and seal/crimp-  then roll up like the first time. Here's an idea of what they would look like.
  6. Cook for about 30 minutes on a medium grill.  I rotate my packets to the size with more heat then the side with lower heat.  Keep the lid closed too.
  7. When they are done, be careful because they will obviously be hot and steam will escape when opened.  I actually had forgotten how long they were cooking so I just opened one up to check if they were done- if it isn't pink you're good.
  8. Just unwrap the packet and go to town with a fork! I served with large store bought garlic knots.
Oh yea and no fuss clean up- just through away the foil!