So, I made this for dinner tonight. It was wicked easy, and here’s a bonus… cleanup! Wad up the foil and throw it in the recycle bin. Done.
I love Foil Dinners. Grab some foil, some meat & veggies, maybe some cheese, stack everything up, throw on some seasonings, wrap it up, into the oven/fire, and you’re done. And SO yummy!! I don’t get them very often… mostly on campouts, which have been few and far between. So when I came across this recipe this morning, it looked awful tasty, so I put them together tonight. And I was right. They were yummy.
Chicken & Broccoli Foil Dinner
1 pkg Chicken flavor stuffing mix
1¼ c. water
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 c. broccoli florets
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
4 Tbs. ranch dressing
Choice of spices
Nonstick foil (or regular foil and some type of oil), sharpie marker
Preheat oven to 400, or get charcoal going in grill.
Tear off four large-ish pieces of foil; you want them large enough to fold over the chicken breast and a wad of ingredients. 18″ might be a good size. Eyeball it, you can always add more. I prefer to use Reynolds Non-stick foil (love it!), but if you don’t have that, you’ll want to spray with cooking spray, or coat with butter. (yum.)
Dump dressing mix into a bowl, coat and toss with water. Set aside. Stir occasionally.
Place one chicken breast on each piece of foil. If desired, add spices to chicken (I use salt, pepper). Pile remaining ingredients on top: stuffing, broccoli, cheese and bacon, dividing ingredients evenly between all dinners. Top with extra spices and ranch dressing.
Bring two ends of foil up, over the chicken, join together, leaving a little airspace inside – you’re kinda making a bubble. You don’t want the top foil touching the ingredients. You want space for steam to wander around inside. Now, pinch each side together, and roll them in a bit. Now you have four nice packets. If you spiced them differently, you’ll want to use that sharpie and mark names on each one, so you don’t mix them up.
Place in oven or on fire, cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until chicken breast tests out around 165ish.
BE CAREFUL when opening the packets. Steam WILL come out, and it WILL be hot. Slide ingredients onto a plate, and enjoy.
I can’t wait to try this. My cousin Doug will love it. I’ll have to mail it to him. YUM.
I think, when I do it again, I might put the dressing on last. It seemed to soak up and overpower the ranch. But I suspect if the dressing was on the chicken, the dressing would mix with the juices and flavor everything better.
looks and sounds yummy