Memorial Day Weekend Recipe: Barbecue Chicken Dinner Packets
Memorial Day is one of the best holidays of the year for food-lovers, especially ones that like to grill. Whether you’re cooking out in your backyard or heading to your neighborhood block party, grilled food always steals the show during the long Memorial Day weekend.
It’s pretty safe to assume that you’ll run into your fair share of hot dogs, burgers and potato salad this Memorial Day, so try cooking something a little different to avoid burger overkill! There are dozens of alternatives to traditional grilled sandwiches, from quesadillas and kebabs to saucy tomato recipes like pizza, along with complete meals like the recipe below.
These Barbecue Chicken Dinner packets are unique in that every part of the meal (meat, potatoes and vegetables) cooks up in the same foil packet—meaning much less mess on your grill and easy cleanup later on! They’re also great for picky eaters since everyone can build their own packet to their personal tastes. This recipe puts a spin on your traditional grill foods and is so delicious that you’ll be making it all summer long!
Barbecue Chicken Dinner Packets
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 40 min
- PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
- ½ cup Hunt’s® Original Barbecue Sauce
- 2 cups thinly sliced small red-skinned potatoes (4-6 potatoes)
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz. each)
- 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high heat according to manufacturer’s directions. Place four 18×12-inch pieces of heavy foil on counter. Spray each with cooking spray. For each packet, spread a generous teaspoon barbecue sauce in center. Place 1/2 cup potatoes in single layer over sauce. Spoon another teaspoon sauce over potatoes.
Top potatoes with chicken. Spoon 1 teaspoon sauce over each breast. Top each with 1/4th of the bell pepper, onion and black pepper. Bring up the short sides of each foil packet and double fold top. Double fold both ends to seal each packet, leaving space for steam to gather.
Place packets on the grate of covered grill. Grill 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers (165°F) and potatoes are tender. Carefully open packets; sprinkle 1/4th cheese on top of each breast. Close foil and let stand 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
Tip: This recipe can also be made in the oven; bake packets in a shallow pan in a 425°F oven for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers and potatoes are tender.
Author Bio: This is a guest post by Meredith K. on behalf of Hunt’s. For more delicious recipes to grill this summer, along with family-favorite easy meatloaf recipes and more, visit www.hunts.com.