Thursday, April 23, 2009

Chicken & Veggies En Foile...

Or in other words, some good stuff cooked up in aluminum foil. 

For this Not So Fat Friday, I bring you something easy, tasty & fast!!! I have been making this for a few years now & it's just a good go to now & again. Use this as a blank canvas to create any combination with whatever you have in the kitchen & pantry. Maybe some chicken, tomato, artichoke, spinach & mozzarella for an Italian flair or chicken, snow peas, ginger & hoisin for Asian. The possibilities are endless. Just follow the time & you will be set.


6-8 tblspn BBQ sauce of your choice
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 small unpeeled red potatoes, sliced thin
1 red or green bell pepper
1 green onion, finely chopped
or 1 small Vidalia onion, sliced
Salt & pepper
3/4 cup shredded lowfat cheese
4 pieces of 12" x 12" foil

Pre-heat oven to 375. Spoon  up to 1 tblsp BBQ sauce in center of each foil. Place one chicken breast over sauce & spread another tblsp of sauce over the chicken. Top with a quarter of the potato, bell pepper & onion. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.


{oops, my sauce went on top of the veggies, not the chicken}


Out of the oven, waiting for cheese }

Fold foil in half to cover & bring in sides to seal. Make 4 packets. Place on baking sheet & bake for 30 minutes. Open packets carefully & sprinkle with 1/4 of the shredded cheese. You can place back in over without resealing the foil or just let sit for a minute with the foil closed a little to allow cheese to melt. Scoop carefully onto plate & pour juice from packet all over.

{My Thoughts}

If you don't slice your potatoes very thin then they won't be tender. To be sure, just place the potatoes in the microwave for 2 minutes prior to slicing.

{Click Here to Print Recipe}


Have a great weekend everyone. For me, it's kayaking with a good friend, tennis with my BF & quality time with fam. And I'll be coming 'round to make up for lost time this week to see you!!!!!

25 comments:

Yaya said...

Yum! I add artichokes to everything!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

As always sounds good. And this is my favorite type of summer meal. We do this often (minus the peppers...blech...) and throw the packets on the grill or over the fire and play outside while dinner cooks right there!!

Kristina P. said...

I love tin foil dinners!

Kacey R. said...

Oh this is great - you have me thinking now! I hope you have a wonderful weekend sweet friend!

{{HUGS}}

FROGGITY! said...

i love to grill in foil, so this looks really good to me!! yum- potatoes are a great idea. looks good!!

missy said...

yummy!!!!!
have a great weekend!!!!!

One Anxious Mommy said...

That looks so good! I love chicken and veggies - I am going to have to try this for sure!!

Woman Interrupted said...

Silver Turtles! We used to make these when we'd go camping b/c you can cook them over the campfire.

Brenda said...

I wonder how these would be in the crock pot? It seems like you could make individual dinners this way.

Nana said...

Looks great! Thanks for the tip on the potatoes.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

yummy thatlooks so good. I love meals like this

Kiera said...

I'm typing this as slobber is dripping out of the sides of my mouth. These look SO GOOD!! SO GOOD.

angie said...

We love foil dinners over here!

Juliana said...

I like that idea of "not mess" around the kitchen. Even more when the dishes come so nice.

Rachael said...

it sounds like you have a great weekend planned, enjoy!

Kerstin said...

Tin foil dinners remind me of camping! What a great way to avoid cleaning pans at home - they look delicious!

Christy said...

We had this for dinner. We added leeks and artichokes. It was awesome!!!!! Thanks!

Reeni♥ said...

These look delicious!! I love how versatile they are! Have a great weekend!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love, love, LOVE this idea. So simple and I can practically smell the deliciousness from here : ).

Tennis is one of my favorite activities! I haven't played in 3 years. I am going to try to at least go hit the ball around a little this weekend : ). You just inspred me!

Angela said...

Sounds great! I love the packet cooking method. Although for just the two of us, when I get really lazy, I just do the same recipes in an oval pyrex dish that has a lid LOL. It's faster to assemble than the packets (for me, since I'm so perfectionist about everything!)

Hope your week went well - I know you have been so busy! Try to have a relaxing weekend and enjoy! It's gonna be 86 here today, so we're looking at pool weather! YAY!

And I'll be reading New Moon by the pool. I already have a good idea what happens and it's like I'm putting off diving into the hard part (pun intended!). I keep shying away from the middle of that book! But I know I have to get through "winter" to get to spring!

Shauna said...

Hope you are having a super weekend! ♥ HUGS ♥

Ronda said...

That looks easy and very tasty. I'm all about grilling! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It got very warm here in PA, 94. Happy Monday!
XOXO

Pam said...

I love this kind of meal...tasty, quick and no clean up.

newlyweds said...

Looks delicious, and easy! Great recipe. I have a similar one using fish.

Stereos and Souffles said...

Cooking in foil is so great knowing there's an easy clean up at the end. I like doing swordfish with slices of lemon, thyme, artichokes and olives.