Monday, May 16, 2011

Chicken- Bacon Foil Packets

Camping style chicken packets are one of my weeknight "go to" quick and easy meals. This was a recipe I created today that turned out delicious. I paired it with my "grilled corn on the cob with paired with parmesan- basil butter" (recipe is in the blog) and the meal was complete. The recipe is for 2 packets.

Here is how:
1. Cut 1 large, boneless chicken breast into chunks approximately 1 1/2 inches.

2. Combine the chicken in a bowl with:
- 2 medium russet potatoes thinly sliced
- 4 strips of bacon sliced into approximately 1 inch pieces
- 1/2 medium vidalia onion diced
- 1/2 medium orange bell pepper diced
- 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbs. fresh chives chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

3. Place the ingredients on the center of the shiny side of 2 pieces of tin foil. You want to the tin foil to be the size of a large square.

4. Flatten the pile of ingredients slightly so that the food cooks more evenly.

5. Bring up the sides of the foil and make a triple fold to seal the packet. Roll the other ends of the foil into and make sure each end has at least 2 folds. Also, leave a bit of room in the packet when you fold it to allow some room for steam.

6. Place the packets on the grill (seam- side down) over direct medium heat.

7. Grill for about 12 minutes turning the packets over after 5 minutes.

8. To serve, unroll 1 end of the packet carefully to avoid the steam and then open the top and spoon the contents out.

Here is to camping food and outdoor cooking! xo

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