Chicken Hobo

Chicken Hobo


"Outdoor cooking without the mess! Chicken breasts topped with peppered bacon are sealed together with potatoes, carrots, and onions in individual foil pouches. Perfect for the grill, or even right on the campfire coals."
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45 m servings 685 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 685 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 41.7 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 42.6 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 169 mg
  • 56%
  • Sodium:
  • 1168 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until evenly brown. Drain, chop coarsely, and set aside.
  2. On 4 large squares of heavy duty aluminum foil, evenly distribute the potatoes, carrots, and onion. Arrange the chicken breasts over the vegetables, and sprinkle with the chopped bacon. Top each with 2 tablespoons butter, and season with garlic salt. Fold the foil over the ingredients, and tightly seal.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  4. Place foil packets on the grill, and cook for 20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.


  1. 73 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Since we tried this recipe, we've gone nuts with it. Everybody wants to do their own little "packet" and pick their own vegetables. Nothing gets waisted, everybody's happy and THE GRILL STAYS ...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was delicious but I would omit the chicken. Chicken came out very dry and flavorless. I would follow the recipe for some tasty veggies and then grill the chicken separately.

Since we tried this recipe, we've gone nuts with it. Everybody wants to do their own little "packet" and pick their own vegetables. Nothing gets waisted, everybody's happy and THE GRILL STAYS ...

I do this in the oven AND on the grill. If you get a seasoned or marinated piece of meat the veggies are even more flavorful let alone the meat. This is a HUGE hit with the kids and with me... I...

Sooo good! And surprisingly juicey! I seared my chicken breasts in a pan first and than placed the chicken ontop of red potatoes and carrots. I added an onion slice ontop of that and than follow...

Everyone loved it. I liked the cleanup. My problem was the potatoes on the bottom of the foil pouch burned.

I've made this/similar recipes by double-layering the foil and putting it on the outskirts of a campfire, on a grill, in the oven, and w/o the foil en masse in a pressure cooker. I don't add bu...

Very good and easy. I sprayed the aluminum foil with cooking spray to keep the potatoes from sticking. I had no problem with them burning. But, I made sure to flip the packet over so they wer...

We made this on the campfire coals and it was a big success! Spray the foil. We changed the order from the bottom building up; Slice of onion(buffer to keep chicken from burning), then chicken, ...

Used only 3 sliced peppered bacon; about 10 small varied colored potatoes; 3 breasts (that's what came in the pkg); a very large onion; and, 1/4 cup butter. Also seasoned the breasts and browne...

Instead of chopping the onion you can slice them medium-thick and make a "bed" for the rest of the ingredients to sit on. This helps prevent burning. Works especially well this way when cooking ...