Foil-Pack Chicken and Artichoke Dinner Recipe -
Foil-Pack Chicken and Artichoke Dinner Recipe

Foil-Pack Chicken and Artichoke Dinner

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"Baked in a foil-pack, this Mediterranean-inspired chicken and rice dish is ready to eat in less than an hour."

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix rice and water; spoon evenly onto center of each of six large sheets of heavy-duty foil. Top each with 1 chicken breast. Cover evenly with the artichokes and tomatoes, then drizzle evenly with the combined dressing and pesto.
  2. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place packets in single layer in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (170 degrees F). Remove packets from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Place one packet on each of six dinner plates. Cut slits in foil with sharp knife to release steam before opening.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 01, 2008

Due to the previous review, I cooked the rice for 3min in the microwave before putting it in the foil and adding all the rest of the ingredients. I also used large whole chicken breasts, but cut them into strips before cooking. Although the rice came out just a slight bit soggy, my husband and I LOVED this meal! Easy to make, and a great combination of flavors. Next time I think I'll only cook the rice in the microwave for 2min and use a bit less water since the tomato and chicken juices mix in during cooking.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2008

I think the first reviewer may have had trouble with her rice if she didn't read that the recipe called for Minute Rice. It wasn't until I was reading the recipe for the third time that I picked up on that. Since I had only normal white rice I did what the second reviewer did, which was to microwave the rice for four min. The rice turned out just fine. I also put everything in a dish with a lid and baked it...which also worked... All in all my husband and I did not like this. It was worth trying once..the artichokes and tomatoes were a wonderful idea which I may use in something else, but the rest was too bland for us. I tried to think of ways to tweek the recipe but gave up since in reality I'd be making a whole new dish.


6 Ratings

Oct 22, 2007

I was really looking forward to this dish, but it really turned out horrible for me. Although the smell coming from the oven was so yammy, I found that my rice was practically uncooked. I even left the dish in the over for an extra 15-20 minutes and still- the rice was not even close to getting cooked. I have no clue what I was doing wrong...I would also suggest more salt - although tomato/artichoke combo was an excellent idea. Glad I tried it, but wouldn't do it again.

Feb 27, 2012

I loved the flavor of this meal. I did not have minute rice so I cooked my rice separately. I used grape tomatoes which it gave it an amazing pop and made my own pesto sauce as I did not have any. My husband is not a huge vegetable fan so he did not eat the artichokes or tomatoes, but really liked the flavor they brought to the chicken. I'm curious as to how this would work as a foil dinner while camping -- will have to try.

May 25, 2008

this recipe was good, and fast! I have a rice cooker so i didn't bother with putting the rice in the packet. I also added some black kalamata olives and feta cheese. I made the whole meal in 30mins!!

Mar 30, 2008

These were not that good. I used the recipe because I had all the stuff on hand. The rice was not cooked thoroughly and there was a lot of water left over in the packet. Also, the chicken was very bland. I won't make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.7 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 453 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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