Barbecue Chicken Dinner Packets

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Chicken breasts on top of sliced potatoes, flavored with barbecue sauce, bell peppers and cheese, for easy dinner packets cooked on the grill

  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 cup Hunt's® Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 cups thinly sliced small red-skinned potatoes (4 to 6 potatoes)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each)
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese

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  1. Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high heat according to manufacturer's directions. Place four 18x12-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.
  2. Top potatoes with chicken. Spoon 1 teaspoon sauce over each breast. Top each with 1/4th bell pepper, onion and black pepper. 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) 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.
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 and potatoes are tender.

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 and potatoes are tender.

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plantcrone January 10, 2015

You al know that, when both mom and dad work full time there isn't a whole lota time to make fast was meals....this is one of the fastest and easiest 'in a packet' meal I've ever made! I added a bit more onion and Honey BBQ sauce ( which I make from scratch and the whole family loves) and also added 1/2 a can of chopped medium chili peppers to spice it up a bit. I did find the chicken got done prior to the potatoes so the next time I made it, I steamed the potato slices for 15 minutes before putting them into the aluminum pockets. I also added drained green beans and used russet potatoes instead of red. And a dash of Laurys Seasoning - can't do without that combo of spices in ANY meal!! Basically it's a good multi purpose recipe that can be modified to suit your regional preferences. I do love the pre seasoned HUNT'S TOMATO WITH SPLICE BLENDS and have been using them since I saw them in the store...months..or maybe seasons? I did delete the cheese. Do enjoy this simple recipe

Just me in Ohio July 20, 2014

We tried this last night and it was just awesome! We eat a lot of chicken and this recipe is right up there with the best.

Kath November 02, 2013

I love quick and easy recipes and the taste was great! Very easy no casserole dish to wash!

Super Easy March 07, 2013

I tried this recipe last night for dinner and my family loved it. I did make a few changes by adding red peppers and red onion. I also seasoned the chicken with some grilling spices I had on hand and dipped it in the bbq sauce in which I had in a bowl. Oh so yummy. And leftovers are just as good today. :) I will definitely add this to my recipe book.

Anonymous August 22, 2012

This was Good! Tasted like restaurant quality without the price. I forgot to to spray the foil or put down barbeque sauce prior to putting down the potatoes (I used a baking potato), but every thing turned out delicious. My husband even tried to sneak some of mine of the plate.

cooking grandma August 16, 2012

You can make a "tin foil dinner" with almost any meat and vegee combo you can think of. We have done them for many years when we go camping. the ones we always make are a seasoned hamburger patty, sliced potatoes, carrots and onions. They are wonderful cooked on the coals in a campfire or cooked in an oven.