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Balsamic Chicken Grilled in a Foil Packet

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We love having friends over to share a meal over the barbecue. However, life is so busy with our little guys and both of us working, the meal has to be fairly easy to create or get-togethers won’t often happen. And that would be sad. Life’s too short not to share fun times with friends! Grilling chicken and fish in foil packs is so simple to put together! Plus the house doesn’t get heated up from using the oven — and you get all that yummy just-grilled flavor. Win-win-win!

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

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One thing that I’ve found helpful is keeping a menu list for entertaining. When I try a new dish that we really like, it goes on my list.

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

I have a few categories, like quick and easy, takes more time, slow cooker, etc. That way when guests are coming I don’t have to rack my brain over options and great combos. I just check my list.

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

One of my favorite quick solutions is to fix a foil pack on the grill. Even in the extremely hot summers we have here, we grill quite a bit. The trick is to fire up the grill, get ‘er done and then dash into the air conditioned house to eat!

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

Want to try my latest and greatest?  Here’s a delicious grilled balsamic chicken foil pack. When you open the pack, it smells divine and it looks good with all those colorful veggies.

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

  • Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 1 package chicken tenders
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 bunch asparagus spears
  • feta cheese
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • salt and pepper


  1. Add all dressing ingredients to a glass jar with a lid and shake until well combined.
  2. Chop all the veggies and divide them into 5 or 6 foil sheets.
  3. Trim the chicken tenders and lay on top of the veggies. I did about 2 chicken tenders per foil pack. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour dressing over each pack and sprinkle feta on top.
  5. Tightly seal the foil packs and place them on a preheated grill.
  6. Cook for 8-12 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165.


  • Calories: 1331
  • Sugar: 35
  • Sodium: 579
  • Fat: 120
  • Saturated Fat: 12
  • Unsaturated Fat: 102
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 54
  • Protein: 20
  • Cholesterol: 25

Cook up some tasty summer dishes with these sources gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.