Foil packet dinners are a great way to let everyone customize their dinner over the campfire. We’ve tried a couple different versions over the years, and we’ll highlight our favorites in the coming months. I found the recipe for this chicken foil packet dinner a long time ago in a Family Fun magazine and we’ve made it frequently.
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut in thinner slices, or pounded into thinner slices)
- Red potatoes, sliced thin
- Red onions, sliced thin
- Fresh broccoli, cut into smaller florets
- Vinegar Splash
- 2 T balsamic vinegar
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 1 T of dried parsley
- Zest of one lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
Spray a sheet of foil with cooking spray. Start with arranging potatoes on the foil; we suggest two layers as sometimes the bottom layer gets scorched over a hot fire.
Add the chicken.
Then add the broccoli, onions, and drizzle everything with about 1 1/2 T of the vinegar sauce.
Fold foil over a couple of times to seal along the top, and then repeat on both sides.
Place the foil packets over the fire; we generally place them on the grill over hot coals. It’s important not to place these over a blazing fire as the bottom will burn but the chicken will not be cooked and the other veggies won’t be tender.
Cook for about 10-20 minutes (this all depends on the heat of the fire, the thickness of the chicken, and the size of the veggies). You may need to rotate the packets periodically. When you here the packets sizzling that usually indicates they are getting closer to being done. We often check the packets mid-way through, but do so carefully so you don’t rip the foil and thereby lose your juices.
Open and enjoy!