Our Favorite Easy Foil Packet Dinner Recipes

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The only thing we like better than a recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare is a recipe that’s also quick and easy to clean up! Foil packet dinners have taken over sites like Pinterest with their ease of prep, creativity of everything-in-one-place cooking… and of course, their virtual no-mess clean up.

The only thing we like better than a recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare is a recipe that’s quick and easy to CLEAN UP! Have you tried Foil Packet Dinners yet? Here are our faves! #CabotCheese Click To Tweet

Foil packet dinners are not, unfortunately, fool-proof. There are a couple of things to keep in mind to ensure success:

  • Much like grilling, you want to choose foods that cook at about the same time and temperature. For instance, potatoes require a fairly long stint in the oven and typically won’t work well with shrimp, which tend to cook quickly.
  • The upside to cooking everything in a foil packet is that the steam and juices stay trapped in, creating a mini-oven cooking atmosphere. Keep this in mind, though, when choosing vegetables. Ones that tend to release a lot of liquid (think spinach) when cooking may make the foil packet too watery.
  • Lastly, keep in mind that foil packets are the perfect way to portion control meals and can make for a great Sunday Meal Prep strategy. Just be sure to seal your packets well to avoid letting out any additional steam and cooking juices. And be certain to let each packet cool a minute or two before opening. They’re going to be as hot as they are tasty. Enjoy!

Foil Packet Chicken Verde with White Beans and Peppers 

A little less spicy than your traditional Tex-Mex dinner, this Chicken Verde is the perfect family meal. The chili seasoning gives a subtle spice and smokiness and pairs well with the hearty taste of white beans. Think of this like a deconstructed white chicken chili… no simmering required!

Cheesy Maple Dijon Chicken Foil Packets

One of our favorite things about this easy foil packet — other than the fact that that you can cook it either on the grill or in the oven — is the creamy, tangy sauce and melted cheddar cheese over top!

Barbecue Chicken Foil Packets

No need to slave over a smoker all day when you can have barbecue chicken in just a few minutes with these Barbecue Chicken Foil Packets. They’re packed with hearty potatoes, barbecue chicken breasts, cheese, and are topped with green onions.

Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Foil Packets

If you love your hash browns covered in ham and smothered in cheese, this foil packet recipe is going to be the star of your next brunch or breakfast-inspired dinner.

Cheddar Tailgating Bread

Maybe there’s a game to watch… maybe there’s not? It makes no difference when it come to Tailgating Bread. It’s a tasty side or perfect appetizer… just waiting to be unwrapped and shared with guests.

 

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Comments (4)

Kristin Haskins | September 12, 2019 | 8:02am

Wow! This sounds like something I’ve done! I always loved somewhat different combinations (such as sharp cheddar with maple syrup); sweet and salty is among my favorite things to “play” with!

Leigh | September 12, 2019 | 4:55pm

I don’t cook anything in foil packets, or use it as a liner for baking. Foil cannot be recycled anywhere in my area and throwing it away is throwing away a natural resource. Unlike metals like cans or aluminum cans, foil always goes to a landfill.

    Rose Gomez | September 17, 2019 | 9:54am

    I certainly understand that! I know many processors can recycle aluminum foil, but not all are equipped to do so. Thanks for the comment and totally understand your choice! You can duplicate any of these recipes in a Dutch oven with lid, stoneware, CorningWare, or enamelware. Happy cooking! ~Rose

Kristin Haskins | September 13, 2019 | 2:48pm

Wow! This sounds like something I’ve done! I always loved somewhat different combinations (such as sharp cheddar with maple syrup); sweet and salty is among my favorite things to “play” with!

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