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Looking for the perfect summer foil packet recipe? Whether it’s to cook on the grill or in the oven, these corn and chicken foil packets are easily made with minimal clean up and maximum flavor!
Foil packet dinners are perfect when you’re camping, or when you just want the unique taste that comes from cooking foil packet meals. We recently posted our grilled shrimp foil packet recipe, and we are total lovers of making meals in the oven, like our oven baked chicken thigh recipe and our oven roasted corn recipe.
With the warmer weather, you may have been browsing Pinterest and noticed your feed was filled with foil packet dinner recipes, which had you wondering, “What are foil packets and how to make foil packets?”.
Foil packets are meals cooked in aluminum foil. Highly used by campers where they cook their foil packet meals over a campfire, foil packet meals are easy “one pan” recipes that are convenient for a quick clean up.
Foil packets are like sheet pans, but they don’t hold as much weight, and liquid can escape from it. So you definitely don’t want to make a casserole in a foil packet, but your favorite chicken and vegetable, shrimp and vegetable, salmon and vegetable, or even steak and vegetable recipe would be great options for foil packet recipe ideas!
A big tip for making chicken foil packets is to not overfill your foil packets. This recipe makes two foil packets, so divide the ingredients over two foil pouches.
We recommend using boneless skinless chicken breasts for foil packet meals. You can also use boneless chicken thighs, or if you really want, you can use chicken wings since they don’t require too long of a cooking time. Chicken wings are also easy to wrap up in a foil packet.
Yes! You can use canned chicken for chicken foil packet meals! Just adjust your cooking time to only as long as it takes to cook your vegetables.
Folding foil packets can be intimidating, just like folding a burrito for the first time. But it does not have to be!
To fold a foil pack you’re going to take a long piece of foil and fold it in half (width-wise) so that you have a double layer. Place your chicken, veggies and corn in the center of the foil, then fold over one side, fold the edges together and press to seal. Fold up the remaining 2 edges to make a small packet.
Don’t pack the foil together too tightly. You want room for the steam to escape.
When making chicken foil packets in the oven, you need to first preheat the oven or grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. After your foil packet is packed and sealed, you need to cook the chicken foil packet for 25-30 minutes. This is for boneless chicken, if you’re using bone-in chicken, you’ll have to adjust your timing and add some more time to your chicken foil packets.
If you’re grilling chicken in foil packets, the timing may change. I’d suggest 20-25 minutes over a medium to medium high flame.
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