Grilled Chicken and Potato Foil Packs Recipe -
Grilled Chicken and Potato Foil Packs Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Grilled Chicken and Potato Foil Packs

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"Moist, flavorful chicken with potatoes, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms cooked on the grill in foil packs, makes clean-up a breeze!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Stir together the vegetable oil, cider vinegar, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, basil, and thyme in a bowl; set aside.
  3. Lay out 4 12x12 inch squares of aluminum foil. Place 1 chicken breast in the center of each square, top with potatoes, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Ladle 1/4 of the sauce on each and fold the foil around the ingredients to form four sealed packets.
  4. Grill the packets on the preheated grill for 30 to 40 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken breasts reaches 170 degrees F (75 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 01, 2008

I wrote a previous review for this recipe saying my hubby & I enjoyed it but still thought it could use more flavor. I made this several times experimenting with the seasonings and made it again for our labor day cookout using Italian seasoning in place of the basil and thyme. Everyone raved over it. I tripled the marinade recipe for 6 chicken breasts, putting the breasts in one bag with 1/3rd of the marinade. I nuked the potatoes for a few minutes in the micro because I found on other occasions that everything else was ready and the potato'e were still not cooked. That solved that problem. I added broccoli and fresh mushrooms to the vegetable mixture and put them all in another large plastic bag with a third of the marinade. I let everything marinate for 3-4 hrs then placed all in a large aluminun foil container, poured the last of the marinade over all, sprinkled with parmesean cheese, covered and put it in the fridge until it was time to put it on the grill. 35 min. grilling time was perfect, chicken was done and the veggies were still crisp tender.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 01, 2007

I really want to make this recipe work because I like so many things about it--one dish meal, healthy, easy cooking and clean-up. I increased the spices as others suggested, but that only benefited the vegetables. If I try this recipe again, I will ladle some sauce on the meat, then add the vegetables and ladle on some more sauce. The vegetables were very good, but the chicken was very plain and, for some reason, dry. I don't know what I did wrong, but the chicken was not as moist as I expected it to be. I left them on the full 40 minutes because the chicken breasts were kind of thick. Must have been too long, but the potatoes were just done and some weren't thoroughly cooked. However, I do think the recipe has potential and that's why I gave it three stars.

Jun 22, 2007

We made this last night -- first time I've cooked an unreviewed recipe. I gave this four stars for flavor, but think if I made it again I would double the seasoning. The packets were good, but not quite seasoned enough. Great flavor and our boys appreciated how eas it was to clean up!

Jul 03, 2007

one of the first dishes that I made from this website after looking for something new that was quick and easy on the grill, which this was both! After reading the other reviews, I did make a minor change. Instead of putting the chicken breast right onto the foil, I first dipped it in the mixture, stabbing it a few times with a fork to get the flavoring inside the chicken as well. This worked out WONDERFULLY well, creating a flavorful and moist chicken. This is definately something that will be made again and again. I can't wait to share it with friends.

Jul 12, 2010

I made this for dinner last night and my family loved it! A few variations I made: 1. I used a bottled garlic & herb marinade instead of the suggested oil, vinegar, spices to marinate the chicken 2. I substituted chicken breasts for 2 chicken drumsticks (skin removed) 3. I chose fresh yellow summer squash, zucchini, small red potatoes, sweet vidalia onions, yellow and red bell peppers 4. I spooned a little of the marinade over the top of the chicken/veggies then seasoned with garlic salt, freshly ground pepper and topped with fresh basil 5. I double wrapped each packet in heavy duty foil to keep all the juices in 6. Grilled the packets for 40 mins, turning often Chicken and veggies were cooked perfectly and delicious!

Apr 19, 2011

YUM!! The chicken was amazing! After reading tons of reviews here's what i did: I used red wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar because thats all I had and I used Italian seasoning instead of the basil and thyme. I poked some holes in the chicken and soaked it in the marinade as another person suggested (I can't imagine making this without doing this) I also put the potatoes in the microwave for a couple minutes as someone else suggested. The potatoes still didn't cook all the way and the veggies were way overcooked...but the chicken turned out GREAT! So next time I think i'll cook the potatoes in a seperate foil pack; making sure they cook all the way. And i'll add the veggies halfway through cooking the chicken.

May 19, 2008

This is AMESOME!!!! I change something to fit what I had in the Kitchen: instead of cider vinager i used soy sauce adn instead of thyme i added a little bit of parsley. My husband and I both agreed that we could easliy eat this over and over again! I can not wait to try this tomorrow with turkey breats!! I HIGHLY recomend! Great Recipe

Aug 21, 2007

I made this camping. It was a hit with everyone, including the little ones and clean up was so nice!! I used white wine instead of vinegar (not a big vinegar fan) and herbs de provence instead of the herbs listed. What a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 720 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 79 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 11.7 g
  • 47%
  • Protein
  • 34.5 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 379 mg
  • 15%

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

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