I devone of those hot and humid days that were exhausting. I just had very little energy left at the end of the day to prepare dinner. I had defrosted chicken breasts earlier to use for dinner and needed inspiration to create a simple and delicious meal.
I wanted no fuss and very little effort. I didn’t even want the extra effort of preheating the oven. I wanted to use at-hand ingredients and easy cleanup.
Packet cooking seemed like the perfect solution.
I have prepared packet meals with salmon (Low-Carb Cajun Salmon Fillets in Foil Packets) and decided to try it with the chicken breasts. To keep the meal hearty and fuss-free, I decided to add an assortment of fresh and frozen vegetables that I had on hand to the packets, too.
This really was simple. And, yes, it was a wow!
4 chicken breasts
frozen green beans
Cut four square pieces of heavy duty foil. On each piece of foil, place one chicken breast and then lightly drizzle with soy sauce and then barbecue sauce. Layer tomatoes and peppers and then sprinkle with a few frozen green beans. Seal foil into packets.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. Open foil packets carefully to let steamm escape and serve immediately.
What a great, quick recipe – I love this idea!