This chicken foil packet recipe is great for summer and can be made in the oven, grill, or over a campfire. Whichever cooking method you choose, this is a great way to make an easy meal for the whole family to enjoy!
8ouncespetite red potatoes,cut lengthwise into 4 pieces each (1-pound bag)
3chicken breasts,cut lengthwise into 4 pieces each
½yellow onion,finely chopped
½teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1teaspoonground black pepper
3cupsColby Jack cheese,shredded
6stripsbacon, cooked and chopped
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rip 4 long pieces of foil, and fold each piece in half to make it stronger and prevent leaks. Set aside.
Place the cut petite red potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat and allow to cook for 6 minutes. Drain potatoes, return to pot, and let cool.
Add chicken pieces, chopped onions, melted butter, minced garlic, smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat all pieces of chicken and potatoes.
Place about 1½ cups of potatoes in each foil packet (you’ll want to divide the potatoes equally between the 4 foil packs), top with 3 chicken pieces. Bring up the two lengthwise pieces of foil and fold over to seal. Roll the two edges of foil together. Place the foil packets on a baking sheet.
Bake in the oven at 400°F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken juices run clear.
Remove from the oven and open each chicken packet. Drain the liquid from each packet and place the packet back down on the baking sheet, still open.
Divide the Colby Jack cheese evenly between each packet and sprinkle directly on top of the chicken. Add cooked and chopped bacon to the tops of the cheese and place back in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Top with chives, serve and enjoy!
This recipe can be cooked on the grill. Preheat the grill to 400°F (medium heat), and follow the easy baking directions.
You’ll want to let your potatoes cool before adding your chicken pieces to the bowl with potatoes.This is so that the chicken stays food safe and does not rise to an unhealthy temperature before placing in the oven.
You don’t need to drain the chicken foil packet before adding cheese and bacon. It’s just a personal preference and you can definitely leave it in the pack if desired.
Before putting in the oven, double-check to make extra sure you seal edges well so you don't have any leaks.