Tinfoil Packet Chicken

I’m not too motivated to cook dinner these days. Luckily my husband cooks a lot, so he makes sure all the food we have in our refrigerator doesn’t go to waste! Don’t get me wrong, I still cook, I just find it less appealing than before I was pregnant.


On a particularly motivationally-low day for both of us, I decided to try tinfoil pack chicken. I have never wrapped chicken up in tinfoil before and cooked it in the oven, so I thought I would give it a try. I made a seasoning blend, cut and rinsed asparagus, and awaited for Marc to get home so he could pound out the chicken breasts.

I only had enough tinfoil for 3 pouches and a bit more chicken than that, but we made it work.

The seasoning blend:

  • Italian Seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Garlic powder

The packet contents:

  • Chicken breasts (pounded out)
  • Asparagus
  • Sundried tomatoes, diced

How we made the packets:

  • Lightly oiled tinfoil
  • Seasoned chicken
  • Put chicken in center of foil
  • Tosses asparagus in seasoning and oil
  • Places asparagus on top of chicken
  • Folded up foil packet

How we cooked the packets:

  • Placed packets in pan (or oven-safe dish)
  • Cooked on 350 degrees, for 30 minutes

How we cooked the packets, continued:

  • We had a little too much chicken in the packets, so after 30 minutes, we opened one up and found the chicken still a bit raw
  • We cooked the packets for an additional 10 minutes, on 375 degrees

The results:

  • Chicken good
  • Asparagus, over-cooked
  • May attempt foil packs someday again, with some edits

I think if we would have only put one piece of chicken in the packets the asparagus would have turned out fine.

The spears of asparagus were less over-cooked than the bottom chunks of aspargus I threw in there.

Other recipes call for broccoli and peas, maybe they would fair better in a foil packet


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