Having a job and having a child can mean I don’t have too much time to always cook big grande meals. I am always on the lookout for quick and easy meals for dinner or something to prepare for the next day’s lunches. Then I remembered the time my husband did a foil packet for his favourite kind of fish on the barbeque grill during the summer. I thought, “why not do this for the oven?” So I gave it a try!
It has been a God-send as sit’s very easy to prepare. Just put everything together and throw it in the oven and voila! I have been using these foil packet meals for my husband’s lunches and he loves them. What makes or breaks it is in the seasoning so it’s ultimately up to you on how to you want to flavour your meal. I went through an easy route and used my staples which is usually salt/pepper, chili flakes, garlic powder, oregano and a hint of lemon juice. You are welcome to try this out too if you don’t know what to do.
Below, I used chicken breasts as that’s the preference of my husband. you can also use fish like salmon or sole fillets. You can try chicken with bone (such as dark meat), but I think you would just have to adjust your cooking time to make sure it’s cooked through properly.
Hope you find this helpful and enjoy!
Chicken Foil Packet Meal
Very easy and convenient way to have a meal
- chicken breasts (1 breast per foil depending how much can fit on a pan)
- various veggies
- salt/pepper/other seasonings
- olive oil
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- Tear off a square of foil and place veggies on it
- Take a small bowl and pour some olive oil and mix in the seasonings of your choice.
- Take a brush and brush the oil mixture over the veggies.
- Place the chicken breast over top the veggies and again brush the oil mixture on both sides of the breast until you feel it is coated well.
- Tear off another square piece of foil and place on top. Fold each side of the foils together tightly and make sure there are no holes.
- Place on baking sheet pan and you can make more foil packets, up to however many can fit on a pan. Cook for 35-40 minutes until chicken is cooked through and not pink.
NOTE: be careful when opening the packets as the steam is very hot and can burn you.