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Barbecue Chicken Foil Packets

Barbecue Chicken Foil Packets are the perfect easy meal for summer. Best of all, they can be baked or grilled with practically no clean-up! Made with tender chicken coated in a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce with your favorite, summer veggies. Options for Whole30, low carb, keto and paleo.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, camping, chicken, foil packets, grillling, vegetables, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 208 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

For the Barbecue Sauce:

For the Foil Packets:

  • heavy duty foil , plus parchment paper if preferred*
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts , pounded to even thickness
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil OR avocado oil
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper cut into chunks
  • ¼ red onion cut into small chunks

Optional:

  • 1 ear of corn , kernels removed (leave out for low carb & keto)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat or the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut four 18 x 12-inch squares of foil* and layout on a flat surface. Place one chicken breast in the middle of each piece of foil and divide the vegetables evenly into each packet. arranging them around the chicken.

  2. Drizzle the chicken and vegetables with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together the barbecue sauce, sweetener, vinegar, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Brush sauce on both sides of the chicken, reserving enough for later. Sprinkle with half of the chopped parsley.

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

To Grill the Foil Packets:

  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. Brush chicken with reserved sauce and top with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

To Make the Foil Packets in the Oven:

  1. Place foil packets on a baking sheet and cook for 25-35 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through (depends on your oven and how thick the chicken is) and rotating tray once). Time varies depending on the thickness of the chicken. Remove baking sheet from oven. Brush chicken with reserved sauce and top with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*if you prefer using parchment paper instead - you can also cut four 18 x 12 inch parchment paper squares and place them on top of the foil and place the salmon and vegetables on the parchment paper. Then double wrap the packets with the foil layer on the outside.

Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Chicken Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
* 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.