Friday, August 16, 2019

Foil Pack Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken

Taco Tuesday in a foil pack in the oven - this salsa verde chicken is mouthwateringly delicious!

I tried quite a few foil packet recipes last summer because I really love Hobo Dinner and make it frequently and wanted to expand our horizons. This chicken recipe is probably my absolute favorite chicken foil pack recipe I have made so far. I am basically game for anything with rice, black beans, corn, cilantro, and lime at this point.

What you need:
  • 2 cups instant rice (white or brown)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 large chicken breasts, sliced to make 4 thin chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • 12 Tbsp. salsa verde
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of lime
  • Sour cream
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together instant rice and water and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, toss together all the spices. Season each chicken breast with spice mix. 
  3. Divide rice between 4 foil squares that have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Top each with a piece of chicken.
  5. Slice cream cheese into 4 equal pieces and place one on each chicken breasts.
  6. Pour 3 Tbsp. salsa verde on top of each chicken breast.
  7. Split the corn and beans between the four packets and add red bell pepper to each as well.
  8. Seal the packets and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 to 50 minutes or until chicken has cooked through completely.
  9. Carefully open each packet and gently stir. Top with pepper jack cheese.
  10. Return to oven for 5 minutes or broil on low until cheese has melted and is golden.
  11. Top with cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream and serve.
Recipe slightly adapted from Chelsea's Messy Apron

A totally different cuisine, but a wonderful recipe nonetheless, this Italian Mozzarella Chicken Foil Packets recipe is also a winner. I would love to try Foil Pack Cajun Chicken and Veggies from Gimme Delicious - because give me all the veggies!!


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