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These Southwestern Chicken Packets are an easy and delicious tin-foil dinner recipe you can cook with a fire (while camping), on a grill, or in an oven.
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Southwestern Chicken Packets

These Southwestern Chicken Packets are an easy and delicious no-fuss dinner recipe you can cook with a fire (while camping), on a grill, or in an oven.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • 2 chicken breasts or 4 chicken tenders
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup salsa or pico de gallo
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • cilantro, to garnish
  • sour cream, optional
  • avocado, mashed, optional

Instructions

  • Pull off 4 sheets of heavy-duty tin foil (8-10 inches) and layer to create 2 packets. Lightly mist with cooking spray.
  • Stir together the corn, black beans, and taco seasoning. Divide between the 2 foil packets. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place 1 chicken breast or 2 chicken tenders in each packet. Top the chicken with salsa and shredded cheese.
  • Bring the two longer edges of the foil together above the food. Fold the edges down twice, creating the top seal. Press the side edges together and fold, creating a secure packet.
  • Cook on hot coals, a gas grill, or in a 375 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through. (*See notes for cooking with coals or a grill.)
  • Top with fresh cilantro, sour cream, and avocado before serving.

Notes

*If cooking on COALS make sure to carefully turn the packet 2 or 3 times to prevent burning.
 
**If cooking on a GRILL make sure to carefully turn the packet once, about halfway through the cook time to ensure even cooking.
 
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