Santa Fe Chicken Packets

(52 ratings)
10 min.
Total Time 30 min.
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Chicken breasts topped with black beans, corn and zesty tomatoes, cooked in foil packets on the grill for an easy summertime meal

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  1. Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high heat according to manufacturer's directions. Stir together beans, corn, drained tomatoes and cumin in medium bowl.
  2. Place four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy foil on counter. Spray each with cooking spray. Place 1 breast in center on each piece of foil. Spoon 1/4th bean mixture over chicken for each packet. Bring up short sides of each foil packet and double fold top. Double fold both ends to seal each packet, leaving space for steam to gather.
  3. Place packets on grate of covered grill. Grill 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers (165°F). Carefully open packets; sprinkle 1/4th cheese on top of each breast. Close foil and let stand 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
Cook's Tips

Packets may be baked on shallow pan in 425°F oven 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers. Or, to save aluminum foil, place chicken in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Spoon bean mixture over chicken; cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake in 375°F oven 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers.

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pam October 06, 2014

I loved this. I added some cilantro and did not add cheese. When it was done I let them add as much cheddar cheese as they wanted. Flavor was just awesome.

Katie August 14, 2014

So good!! I'm not much of cook, but this was so easy and my husband loved it! I will definitely be making this more often.

Jan August 14, 2014

Instead of using the grill, I cooked the chicken in a fry pan in olive oil seasoned with garlic salt and pepper. Then put the rest of the ingredients on top and cooked till done. Then sprinkled the grated cheese on it. Is a nice recipe!

Shrinking On a Budget August 14, 2014

I tested this for my Shrinking On a Budget Meal Plan. Fabulous! It got 5 Stars from all 10 of my staff taste testers. Super easy meal that truly tastes like you went to a lot of trouble. Make sure you use Rotel tomatoes. They make 3 different levels of heat (mild, regular and hot) so you can control the heat level by what tomatoes you choose. If you have picky eaters, I would recommend the mild and provide hot sauce for the adults.

Cathy August 14, 2014

Very tasty and simple to prepare. I didn't drain the beans well enough, I believe, and so packet contents had more liquid than I anticipated. Will adjust next time I make this recipe.

SavvyShopper August 05, 2014

Quick, easy, and tasty. Everything in this adds to the compliment of flavors. If you want to add a little hot kick, use the Hot RoTel, or some sliced peppers. If you're cooking for 2, the other 2 are ready for the freezer to have in the next week or so.