Our 10 Best Foil Packet Chicken Recipes

updated Jul 1, 2021
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Chicken, green beans, tomatoes, and lemon cooked in a foil packet
Credit: Jesse Szewczyk

There are seemingly endless ways to cook chicken for easy weeknight dinners. Whether you’re baking, pan-searing, grilling, or using an appliance like the Instant Pot or slow cooker, you’ve got plenty of options. But come summertime, we’re all about foil packet chicken dinners.

If you’re not yet acquainted, foil packet dinners are a lazy cook’s best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of foil, seal it up into a neat little package, and let it cook in the oven or on the grill. You can even eat right out of the packet, which means you won’t have to wash any pots, pans, or plates when dinner’s over.

Whether you’re just looking for a no-fuss dinner to make this week or happen to be heading out on a camping trip with your family, these 10 foil packet chicken dinners are here to make your life easier.

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Cheesy Ranch Chicken and Bacon Foil Packs
Juicy, ranch-flavored chicken is covered with cheese and paired with bacon for an easy meal everyone at the table will love.
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Teriyaki Chicken Foil Packets
This teriyaki chicken packet is filled with broccoli, carrots, and peppers, but feel free to use any combination of veggies you like.
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Caprese Chicken and Zucchini Packets
Use your favorite store-bought pesto for this Italian-inspired packet: The better the flavor, the better the results.
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Chicken Fajita Freezer Dinner Packets
What's for dinner tonight? Let's ask the freezer. Prep frozen foil packet meal kits to have a homemade dinner ready for whenever you need one.
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Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets
Reach for a smoky barbecue sauce that's not too sweet for these packets, since the pineapple will lend plenty of its own sweetness from its juices.
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Lemon Garlic Chicken Foil Packets
You just need five ingredient to pull off this lemony chicken dinner.
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Sausage, Potato & Green Bean Packets
While any smoked, fully cooked sausage can be used for these packets, you can't go wrong with your favorite chicken sausage.
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Chicken Fajitas Foil Packets
The only thing this all-in-one foil packet dinner is missing is the tortillas.
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Spicy Pineapple Chicken Packets
Chicken breasts and pineapple are flavored with a spicy, citrus-spiked marinade and cooked in a foil packet for an easy, mess-free meal.
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