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 tin 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 heading out on a camping trip or you're just looking for a no-fuss dinner to make this week, these 10 foil packet chicken dinners are here to make your life easier.
1. Grilled Honey Barbecue Chicken Foil Packets from The Recipe Critic
Take your favorite barbecue sauce and dress it up with honey, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, and chili powder and you've got a sweet-tangy sauce for this chicken and veggie foil packet. It's meant to be cooked on the grill, so it's perfect for camping.
2. Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil from Damn Delicious
This dish is so easy and perfect for summertime: Simply top chicken breast with pesto (homemade or store-bought), tomato, and fresh mozzarella, and then fold it up in a foil packet and bake in the oven. Pair with cooked pasta or quinoa and you've got dinner!
3. Foil Pack Italian Chicken and Veggies from Chelsea's Messy Apron
The key to even cooking here is to quarter or halve the small red potatoes, cut the carrots into matchsticks, slice the onion into rings, and chop the green pepper into thin strips. The chicken and veggies get tossed in a flavorful dried herb seasoning before cooking, and then are finished off with fresh parsley, lemon, and Parmesan.
4. Southwestern Chicken and Rice Foil Packets from Gimme Delicious
When you want a full meal to come together in one foil packet, this recipe is just the ticket. After soaking quick-cooking rice in a mixture of water and taco seasoning for five minutes, you can place it right in the foil packet to cook alongside the salsa- and cheese-topped chicken, bell peppers, onions, and black beans. Talk about easy!
5. Grilled Pineapple Chicken Foil Packets from Creme de la Crumb
The next time a craving for pineapple chicken hits, don't call for delivery — simply make this quick and easy version instead. Combine cubed chicken breast, bell peppers, onion, pineapple, and teriyaki sauce in foil packets and throw 'em on the grill. Serve with rice and you've got a better-than-takeout dinner at home.
6. Chicken Fajita Foil Packets from Dinner at the Zoo
Taco Tuesday just got so much better. Make these easy chicken fajita foil packets — with bell peppers, black beans, onion, and cheddar — and then serve with plenty of tortillas, cilantro, sour cream, avocado, and salsa. Let everyone help themselves for an assemble-your-own fajita night!
7. Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil from The Recipe Critic
Much like the other barbecue recipe above, this one calls for doctoring up your favorite barbecue sauce — this time with pineapple juice (from a can of sliced pineapple), soy sauce, and garlic. Simply pour that sauce over chicken breast, bell pepper, zucchini, and those pineapple slices for a tropical-tasting foil packet you can throw on the grill.
8. Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Foil Packs from Creme de la Crumb
If you want a simple dinner where the ingredients really speak for themselves, this lemon chicken and asparagus foil packet should do the trick. All you need is some chicken breast, asparagus, lemon, garlic, butter, and Italian seasoning and you'll have a flavorful main course in no time.
9. Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packs from Dinner at the Zoo
This recipe combines all the best things in life: chicken, bacon, cheese, potatoes, butter, and ranch seasoning. You'll have to cook and crumble the bacon ahead of time, as it's only used to finish the dish here and does not cook with the chicken and potatoes in the foil packet. It's a perfect excuse to make extra for breakfast one morning and then set sme aside for this dinner.
10. Honey Dijon Chicken and Veggies in Foil from Eatwell 101
There's nothing like the combination of honey and mustard — especially when paired with juicy chicken breast and in-season cherry tomatoes and zucchini. This foil-pack meal truly tastes of the summer, and it's the perfect dish to enjoy al fresco with a glass of cold rosé.