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“Foil Pack Dinners”

I have to admit, I was hesitant to share this recipe. Only because it doesn’t look very appealing. But, it was so tasty and so easy to make, that I thought it would be silly to hold back. I’m also going to go out on a limb here and say this recipe boarders on the healthy side too *gasp*.

There’s nothing really new about foil pack dinners. They have been around since……..well, since foil I suppose! If you’re a busy mom, foil packs are a great way to make a healthy dinner in a flash. Clean up is easy too! Like I mentioned, foil pack meals don’t offer much in the way of looks. But they make up for it in the yum department! If you have picky eaters, maybe this would be a way to get them to eat things they normally refuse. If you’ve got the time, set up an “ingredient bar” and have the kids choose their own chopped veggies and cheeses to top the meat.

Foil packs are also a great way to cook meals while camping. Just put the packs around the edge of the hot coals in the fire pit. Or you can place a grate over the fire and cook the packs on top. As long as they aren’t touching the flames, they will cook in about the same amount of time as they take in the oven.

Here’s what I came up with for my foil packs: Chicken, Broccoli and Bell Pepper with Cheddar and Ranch. YUM! I don’t recommend using frozen veggies. They come out way over cooked and mushy. The fresh broccoli was steamed to perfection. And the chicken? Not dry at all!┬áDon’t forget to grease the foil. I forgot, and I had to fight the foil a little to get everything out. It wasn’t a big deal, but it would have been easier if I would have wiped the sheets of foil down with some olive oil. Lets get cooking…..

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9 COMMENTS

  • Jessica on October 18, 2011

    Wow, these are great! I am so going to try this. What else would you recommend for foil packs?

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    • Bex on October 18, 2011

      Just about anything! Pork chops with blackberry jam and balsamic vinegar just same to mind. With some asparagus on top instead of broccoli, maybe? Swap out the stuffing with brown rice. Hello! I might make that next!

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      • Jessica on October 18, 2011

        YES! Amazing. I love the way the chicken turned out. Looks delicious. I am so going to try this. This is also great if I want to make a veggie foil pack & a meat foil pack. Super easy.

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        • Bex on October 18, 2011

          Oh yeah! It’s perfect for families with mixed preferences! Tofu would work great, or maybe a big pile of mushrooms in stead of chicken. Totally customizable.

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  • Glamis Camper on October 30, 2011

    Yum, yum, yum! It looks promising! Best of all i’ve got something to use with the homemade ranch dressing. LOL! Thanks again!

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  • Karen on September 8, 2014

    How long did you bake them for?

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  • Sandy on February 16, 2017

    I do chicken breasts, rice, salsa and a bit of water in my foil packet and they are great. Yes, I also use Pam on the foil before inserting the ingredients and I use plenty of foil as the packet likes to steam up as it cooks. Love, how easy they are.

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  • tattoos for men on April 9, 2017

    I do chicken breasts, rice, salsa and a bit of water in my foil packet and they are great. Yes, I also use Pam on the foil before inserting the ingredients and I use plenty of foil as the packet likes to steam up as it cooks. Love, how easy they are..

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  • Callie on April 29, 2018

    Holy cow …. HOW LONG DO YOU COOK THEM FOR???!!!

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