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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.

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.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword camping, chicken, chicken fajitas, foil packets, one pan dinners
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 131 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • Heavy Duty Foil plus parchment paper if preferred

SEASONINGS

  • 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 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
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat or the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut eight 18 x 12 inch squares of foil* and lay out on a flat surface. Divide into four piles where each foil packet has two pieces.

  3. 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.
  4. Cut the vegetables into thin strips and divide evenly into each packet, arranging them around the chicken.

  5. Drizzle the chicken and vegetables with olive oil, lime juice and sprinkle the vegetables with the remaining seasoning mix.

  6. Fold the foil over the chicken and seal to close off the packets.

If Cooking on the Grill:

  1. 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.
  2. Remove from the grill and carefully open the foil packets.
  3. Serve with warm tortillas with sliced avocado and your favorite toppings.

If Cooking in the Oven:

  1. 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.

FOR LOW CARB: Serve in low carb tortillas, over salad or cauliflower rice.

FOR MEAL PREP: Divide into lunch containers over cauliflower rice and wrap tortillas separately.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2430IU49%
Vitamin C 78mg95%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.