Grilled Herbed Chicken & Potato Foil Packs

Grilled herbed chicken & potato foil packs are a fun and simple summer dinner that the whole family will love. They can even be cooked on a camping stove or over a fire!

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I get to hand-pick the categories my recipes fall under here on the blog. For example, if I’m making a patriotic fruit salad (which, by the way, is coming your way really soon – woot woot!) then I might categorize it under “side dishes”, “appetizers”, “holiday”, and “salads”. There is even a category just for cuisines so you can find Italian, Mexican, Asian and such.

When I was categorizing this recipe, the grilled herbed chicken & potato foil packs, I was scanning my list of cuisines to choose from and thought of course, AMERICANis there anything more American than wrapping your food in a sheet of aluminum foil and grilling it over an open flame??

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I grew up on what we called “tin foil dinners”. Being the  youngest of nine we didn’t travel much. I just took my twin babies on our first trip requiring in-air time and trust me, it makes sense why you wouldn’t travel very far with nine children. Not to mention the dollar signs associated with such a venture! When you have that many kids, your vacations look a little bit different and that’s okay.

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So we went camping. And cabin-ing at my great uncle’s log cabin. Year after year we camped and cabined and I looked forward to those trips all through winter and spring. I couldn’t wait to go fishing and hiking and back-woods exploring, and you better believe I looked forward to my mama’s tin foil dinners. Sometimes on a camping stove, sometimes in the cabin oven, and many-a-time over the open flames of a legitimate rock-ring, wood-crackling fire.

My mom always made ground beef patty dinners with onions, potatoes, and sometimes carrots. I always asked for extra potatoes. There could never be enough potatoes in my tin foil dinner.

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These herbed chicken & potato foil packs are loaded with really yummy flavors and are incredibly simple to make. If you’re planning a camping trip, you MUST make these part of your adventure. And if you’re not the camping type (no judgement here, I married one of you not-so-happy-campers), please say you’ll still make these in your backyard on the grill.

Heck, if you’re really anti-outdoorsy, I’ll even support you in baking these babies in the oven right in the safety and cleanliness of your bug-free kitchen.

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Grilled herbed chicken & potato foil packs are a fun and simple summer dinner that the whole family will love.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs OR 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1-1½ pound potatoes (red or gold potatoes work best in this recipe), thinly sliced (about 2 cups potato slices)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Stir together seasonings and set aside. Add oil to a bowl along with chicken, potatoes, and mushrooms and toss to coat everything in the oil.
  2. Lay out 4 12x12 sheets of nonstick foil on a flat surface. Divide chicken, potatoes, and mushrooms between each of the foil sheets. (If using thighs there should be 1-2 per foil sheet, if using breasts there should be 1 per foil sheet) Sprinkle with seasoning mixture.
  3. Fold foil over the chicken-potato-mushroom mixture and scrunch the ends of the foil together to close off the foil pack.
  4. Place foil packs on preheated grill and cook for about 10-15 minutes, then flip and cook another 5-7 minutes. Check the chicken for doneness, once cooked through, garnish with fresh herbs if desired (such as thyme, rosemary, or oregano) and serve immediately.

 

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hey girl this looks really good!

I love camping and am always looking for something different to make for dinner. These look awesome! I will be trying this recipe on our next trip. Thanks.

What would the temperature and time be if I will be cooking in oven?

    I would cook this at 400 degrees, for about 20-25 minutes, still wrapped in foil. 🙂

      Im so glad she asked this cause I plan to make it in the oven tonight 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Angela how did it turn out in oven?

    Temperature and cook time in oven please

It’s look good, am so much interested in your cooking lovely. Am a Nigerian working in 5star hotel as a chef ” I love your cooking ideas welldon

Can you share the temperature and cooking time if baking the foil chicken/potato meal in the oven? Looks very tasty!

    Hi Cheryl! Yes, I should update that because these can be baked at 400 degrees for about 15-25 minutes (Depending on how thick your chicken is) 🙂

      Just FYI I have made these in the oven (indoor-only type of person here!) but the cooking time was WAY longer for skinless, bone-in Chicken thighs. I had 2 thighs (of a totally average foster farm size) in each pouch with about 1/2 cup of thin sliced mini potatoes (no mushrooms) and 3 packs total in the oven. I had the oven at 400 for 25 minutes, and the chicken was close to raw when I checked it. I Kicked the oven up to 425 and went for another 25 minutes. Chicken looked cooked, but the juices were still pink. Went another 18 minutes and they seemed to be done (and the potatoes were finally soft too). No dark golden brown color (since it was not on a grill) but the flavor was great!

        Thanks for posting your results… think Ill try 450 for one hour.. I doubt it will brown either but Ill see 🙂 Thanks again,

        Juices from thighs don’t necessarily run clear. Younger chickens are more cartilage than bone. Insert a thermometer into the thickest part. A finished bird is 165 deg F. to be safe.

What temperature on the grill? High, medium, low?

    Medium-high 🙂

If using the oven, what would be the temp and for how long?

What degree in in Oven? How long?

Thank. Broiler not working.

    Hi Mike, sorry if this is a little late for you to use for today but for reference, you can bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes!

After the 10-15 min, you say to flip them. what do you mean exactly? Do I open up the pack and flip the chicken or do I flip the whole pack?

    Hi Alexis, you flip the whole pack over without opening it 🙂

    if you just gather the edges like in the video, you need to put aluminum foil underneath to catch the oil that will grip out when its flipped over.

This looks really promising and I wud love to make it. One quick question though – what temperature should I grill it in if I have to make it in an oven and for how long?

This made me hungry! Gonna make it this weekend!

Can you make this with sweet potatoes?

It’s looks so good and easy to do

Can this be made ahead and refrigerated? Thx!

    Once these are cooked they can be refrigerated for 3-4 days.

If using chicken breasts, would you cut the chicken into pieces before cooking?

    Yes, be sure to cut the chicken into no larger than 1 inch pieces. 🙂

I’m thrilled to get some foil dishes recipes. Years ago we went camping and always had foild dinner and during the winter we did in the oven also!! I didn’t have to much imagination and we only had sliced potatoes, carrots, onion and hamburg patties in ours! Now if the kids come home I can do these in the ovenAnd I’m sure they will want the recipes too as they go camping!! Thanks so much!

I best this would be really awesome to add so asparagus to the foil pack.

These look fantastic!!! Can they be assembled ahead of the trip and frozen? There will be plenty of defrost/thaw time in the cooler on the way to the campground!

    Yes, definitely! 🙂

I just made this and it was a HUGE hit. I dumped all the packets out into a cookie sheet ala a low country boil. My family was fighting over who got the pieces that soaked
Up the juices at the bottom of the pan. They particularly commented on how delicious the corn tasted. Thanks for the recipe!

    Corn? There was no corn in this recipe?

So I did two nice sized boneless skinless chicken breasts each and I cooked this in the oven on 400 for 1 hour 25 minutes. I did turn the chicken only over about 50 minutes into cooking. I also opened the packet up and let them brown just a little for 10-15 minutes.

This was FANTASTIC…the whole family loved it! Definitely a keeper!

    Yay! I’m so happy to hear your family likes this as much as mine does!!

      How did you get the browning on the chicken and veggies?

        If baking, broil for the last few minutes. If grilling, move the steak directly onto the grill grates for the last few minutes 🙂

Made on 10/22/17 425 degrees for an hour. It was good! Husband and Son like it. Will add onions next time.

This turned out really well! We made this during our camping trip last weekend and we really enjoyed the flavors. Thanks for the recipe!