Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summertime Foil-Packets

I have to say that it is hot, hot, hot in Orlando right now.  Sometimes all I want for dinner is something easy, tasty, and that requires very little clean-up.  Foil-Packets seem to meet all of that criteria!

I adapted this recipe from Hungry Girl's Easy Foil-Pack Recipes.  The combinations you can make are endless. This recipe is a Chicken Breast Foil-Packet.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup of sliced sweet onion (Vidalia, if in season)
1/2 lemon, cut into three sections
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced yellow squash
1/2 cup sliced zucchini
1 5-oz. chicken breast
1/2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place a large sheet of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

Lay veggies in the center of the foil.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Place the chicken on the veggies.  Top the chicken with the garlic and dollop with butter.

Place the lemon wedges to the right and left of the veggies.  Squeeze the remaining lemon wedge over the chicken.  

Chicken Foil-Packet ready for the oven


Cover with another piece of foil.  Fold and seal all four edges of the foil pieces to form a well-sealed packet.

Ready to bake!

Bake for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and the veggies are tender.  Allow the packet to cool for a few minutes.  Cut the packet to release the steam before opening it entirely.  The steam will be hot.  Makes 1 serving.




Ready to eat!


I made it another time and cut the chicken into pieces.


Hope you enjoy this recipe and the fact that there is virtually no clean-up!  To me, the lemon really adds to the freshness and taste of this recipe.  Pour yourself a glass of ice water and you will have a refreshing summer dinner.




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