Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Chicken foil packages: a recipe re-do!

Howdy! Welcome to What I ate Wednesday #14! I haven't linked up to WIAW for quite a while, I'm hoping to get back to it on a regular basis :) As always, Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the link-up!
Peas and Crayons

Here are my eats from Monday:

Breakfast: Lately I've been switching between green smoothies and oatmeal- trying to make that transtion between winter breakfasts and summer breakfasts I guess!

Mondays breakfast was oatmeal with cut up peaches, slivered almonds, and cinnamon. Delish!
I always cook my oatmeal on the stove and whisk in an egg just before it finishes cooking for extra protien!

Lunches have been really boring lately- chicken salad with either apples or oranges on it, and some slivered almonds. I scarffed it too fast on Monday to remember to take a picture!
Recycled salad photo!!
Dinner was a salad......
Salad with strawberries, almonds and Trader Joe's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette
 ....,and my favorite summer BBQ staple- Mexican Chicken Foil Packets. Recipe is below!!
Mexican Chicken Foil Packets

I posted the recipe for the foil packets last year, but I've switched it up a little since then!

Mexican Chicken Foil Packets


4 chicken breasts
1 can corn,
1 can black beans
1 can Rotel (Can sub 1 tin diced tomatoes, 1 small drained tin of green chilies, and 1/2 tsp cumin. I like to use the Alymer Red Pepper stewed tomatoes)
Optional- Shredded  Cheese (I like Monterrey Jack!)


1. Mix corn, black beans and Rotel (or stewed tomato mixture) together in a bowl. Make sure beans and corn have been drained and rinsed.

2. Spray 4 pieces of foil with cooking spray and place a chicken breast on each.

4. Fold into packets by bringing the short sides together and folding down twice, then folding the other ends over twice. Make sure there is room for the steam to move.

5. Grill on medium high heat with lid closed for 15-20 minutes until chicken is no longer pink inside. Open packets very carefully as steam will escape.

6. If you are using cheese, open the packet, sprinkle on desired amount of cheese and close packet up again for about 1 minute or until cheese is melted.

7. Enjoy!
Black Bean/Corn/Tomato mixture
Packets on the grill
Finishing up with cheese!


If you're going to try a new BBQ recipe this summer, make it this one! It's so versatile! I like mine cut up on a salad with a little sour cream, Will likes his on rice. We've had them in wraps before, or just on their own. So delicious and easy!


  1. Love the idea of the foil packets! Will def give this a try!!!

    1. They're so yummy! Let me know what you think when you try them!

  2. yum! all looks so good!
    i cant imagine my oats without egg whites now! theyre a staple hehe.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...