Chicken Fajita Foil Packets are the perfect easy meal for summer grilling and cookouts. Best of all, they’re loaded with all your favorite Tex Mex flavors and make a low carb, paleo and keto friendly meal.
These Chicken Fajita Foil Packets are a favorite for summer when we’re craving our favorite Mexican flavors.
You can’t beat how easy they come together and you get a complete all in one meal. Plus, they’re super simple to customize with whatever veggies or protein you have on hand (stay tuned for the steak and shrimp versions).
Another great thing about these Chicken Fajita Foil Packets is that they are low carb, paleo and keto friendly so that makes these perfect for bikini season! But if you’d rather are looking for a heartier meal (like say for a camping trip), you can easily add some black beans, cheese and even some rice to bulk them up.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN FAJITA FOIL PACKETS
- Start off by mixing together the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. If you have a favorite brand of fajita seasoning, you can certainly use that instead.
- Divide the chicken onto four 18 x 12 sheets of foil (you can also add a layer of parchment paper inside the foil if you prefer using parchment paper instead). Sprinkle with half of the seasoning mix.
- Cut your vegetables and arrange around the chicken. Drizzle with olive oil and the remaining seasoning.
- Finally, wrap up in foil and bake or grill to tender perfection.
- Serve with warm tortillas, avocado, an extra splash of lime juice and sprinkle with cilantro.
- For a low carb, keto version, you can use these low carb tortillas , coconut wraps, or serve over some lettuce or cauliflower rice.
CAN I MAKE THESE CHICKEN FAJITA FOIL PACKETS AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, absolutely. These would be perfect for meal prep Sunday.
Divide everything out into lunch containers (shown below with cauliflower rice) to enjoy them throughout the week.
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Chicken Fajita Foil Packets
Chicken Fajita Foil Packets are the perfect easy meal for summer grilling and cookouts. Best of all, they're loaded with all your favorite Tex Mex flavors and make a low carb, paleo and keto friendly meal.
- Heavy Duty Foil plus parchment paper if preferred
For the foil packets
- 1 - 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts cut into 1" chunks or strips
- 2-3 medium bell peppers
- 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- juice from 2 limes divided
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional or to taste
- For serving:
- chopped fresh cilantro
- lime wedges
- sliced avocado
- warm tortillas flour or corn
FOR LOW CARB: low carb tortillas or cauliflower rice, for serving
FOR MEAL PREP: lunch containers
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat or the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Cut four 18 x 12 inch squares of foil* and lay out on a flat surface.
- Combine the seasonings in small bowl and mix. Place the chicken in the middle of each piece of foil. Sprinkle with half of the seasoning and toss to combine.
- Cut the veggies into thin strips and divide evenly into each packet, arranging them around the chicken.
- Drizzle the chicken and vegetables with olive oil and season the vegetables with the remaining seasoning mix.
- Fold the foil over the chicken and seal to close off the packets.
If cooking on the grill
- Place foil packets onto grill and grill for 7-8 minutes, then flip over and grill for an additional 6-8 minutes (depending on the thickness of the chicken) or until chicken is cooked through.
- Remove from the grill and carefully open the foil packets.
If cooking in the oven Place foil packets on a baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through, rotating tray once). Time varies depending on the thickness of the chicken. Remove baking sheet from oven.
- Serve with warm tortillas with sliced avocado and your favorite toppings.