With two little boys who keep me beyond busy, I am particularly drawn towards recipes that give me the most bang for my time. As in, the ones that take me the least amount of time and get the most praise at the dinner table. Foil packet dinners are always winners when it comes to ease of cooking – it’s all cooked in the packets! The trick is getting everything to cook evenly and have it all taste delicious. I have to say – these Southwestern Chicken Foil Packets definitely do not disappoint!
Everything in these packets is not only cooked in the foil packet, but also prepped in one foil packet – I didn’t dirty any other dishes while making these! Seriously, I didn’t even mix together my spices in a bowl. I just sprinkled them on individually. This chicken is just THAT easy and fool-proof!
How to Make Southwestern Chicken Foil Packets?
Basically, you’re going to lay out a chicken breast, sliced bell peppers, red onion, black beans, and corn in a large piece of aluminum foil. Then you’ll sprinkle it with a bunch of tasty Southwestern-ish spices, some salt, and a drizzle of olive oil. Then wrap ‘em up and they’re ready for the grill or campfire.
How Long Does it Take To Cook Southwestern Chicken Foil Packets?
These foil packets take about 25-30 minutes to cook, depending on the internal temperature of your grill. As always, I used a meat thermometer to keep track of the temperature of the chicken, ensuring they were cooked through before I removed them from the grill. Using a meat thermometer also keeps you from having to slice into the chicken to check on the doneness. I always thought that using a meat thermometer was a hassle until I realized that actually it makes cooking meat much simpler. No guessing or estimating!
These Southwestern Chicken Foil Packets are great for when you want an entire meal cooked on the grill, or when you need a meal idea for camping. They will be a crowd pleaser, for sure.