Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hawaiian Chicken Foil Packets

This is my second foil chicken packet recipe.  What can I say?  It's quick to assemble and really flexible in cooking preparation.  You can grill, bake or even roast in the coals after a campfire.  You don't have to heat up your kitchen during the hot summer months.  If it pours rain you could even cook the foil packets in your crock pot on low for 4 hours.  I assembled this meal in 30 minutes.  That includes set up, making the sauce, assembly, clean up and some picture taking.  You could probably make it faster than me if you don't stop to take photos! 


4 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 bag frozen stir fry vegetables
20 oz can pineapple chunks in it's own juice
1/4 C teriyaki sauce
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 Tbsp brown sugar
Heavy duty aluminum foil


In a large sauté pan pour the juice from the pineapple chunks.  Add the 1/4 C teriyaki sauce, 1/2 tsp ginger powder and 1 Tbsp brown sugar. 

Simmer over medium heat stirring occasionally with a whisk until the sauce gets dark brown and syrupy. 

Meanwhile set up an assembly station for your foil packets.  Lay down 4 sheets of 12-16 inches of heavy duty aluminum foil.  Place a frozen boneless skinless chicken breast in the center of each foil sheet.

Then open the bag of frozen stir fry vegetables and place 1/4 of the vegetables on each chicken breast.

Now top each foil sheet with 1/4 of the pineapple chunks.

When your sauce is reduced spoon it evenly over each chicken and vegetable portion. 

Now lift up the sides of the foil and fold over in the middle.  Fold in the sides and press to seal.  If you need to please wrap in a second sheet of foil to prevent leaks. 

Place two Hawaiian Chicken foil packets in to a gallon zippered bag and label.  Repeat with the other two packet and place in the freezer.

When you are ready to meal plan, please thaw the foil packets on the fridge or cooler for 2 days before cooking.  Then grill at medium heat for 10 minutes on each side (20 minutes total).  You can bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes.  Or put in the hot coals after a campfire for 30 minutes. 

Then carefully peel open your foil packet and pour out onto a plate and enjoy!  Only one sauté pan to clean during assembly and no pots and pans to clean on cooking day!  We ate ours with some rice that I whipped up in my rice steamer.

Christie aka Keeza