Easy Recipe with Easy Clean Up!
This delicious Chicken Foil Pack recipe is a great “whole food” meal for those of us that desire to feed ourselves and our families well. With three main ingredients (and spices of course), and a simple foil packet we can make a delicious and healthy meal.
Many times I feel like the recipes I post here need to be over the top impressive for you, my readers. However, in thinking that way I have realized that I have missed out on sharing some great basic meals like this foil packet lunch.
It is extremely easy and makes clean up a breeze. I don’t know about you but in my eyes that makes a meal like this an instant favorite. Any time there are fewer dishes to wash how could we go wrong, right? This meal can be baked and eaten from the foil packet if you like, equaling even fewer dishes!
This meal is low-fat, gluten-free and it would work well for the Whole 30 and Paleo diets. If you’re following the THM diet then this recipe is a great “E” fuel.
Another great thing about this Chicken Foil Packet recipe is that it is easily cooked for just yourself or multiplied to feed your family. Ingredients can also be changed around easily. So if someone doesn’t like green beans, no problem sub another non-starchy veggie like broccoli.
My husband follows a more Ketogenic diet so he doesn’t eat sweet potatoes. When I make these packets for him I sub radishes instead. So those will work better if you want to change it up a little or if you are looking for a lower-carb version.
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A easy way to cook a single lunch. A low fat and gluten free options of backed chicken breast and sweet potatoes.
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced
- 4 ounces of fresh green beans
- 1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400-degree Fahrenheit.
- Peel the sweet potato and slice it into thin slices or cubes. The slices or cubes just need to e small enough to bake tender in the allotted time.
- Wash and remove the ends from your fresh green beans and set them aside with the sweet potato.
- For your protein remove any excess fat from the breast and season to your liking.
- Once your ingredients are ready take two pieces of heavy-duty foil and lay them flat on the counter, making sure they overlap well. This overlapping will seal the packet and prevent leakage.
- Start building your packet by laying your sweet potatoes on the bottom and placing your green beans on top of them.
- At this point, I season with my favorite seasonings. I sprinkle ours with garlic and onion powder and salt. Add the butter or coconut oil to the to of the veggies.
- Next place your chicken breast over the top of your veggies. As the chicken cookies, the juices will not only flavor the veggies it will also help stem the potatoes. Making them flavorful and tender.
- Next, close up your foil packets by bringing the sides together and rolling them down toward the food. Roll your end down to form a fully closed packet.
- Place your packet(s) on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 400-degree oven. Bake the foil packet for 40-45 minutes.
- Once bake carefully remove the packets from the oven and open them cautiously. There will be a stem that comes out of the packets so avoid burning yourself.
- Serve the meal in the packets for easier cleanup or remove the contents of the packet and serve them on a plate.
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