These Chicken Fajita Foil Packets with Rice made on the grill or campfire make dinner a breeze. This delicious foil pack recipe has seasoned chicken, rice, bell peppers, and red onion. There’s minimal cleanup with this all-in-one tin foil dinner.
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I you thought one pan dinners were a great option for a quick and easy dinner, you need to try a foil pack meal. Just like our Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs, this one packs a punch when it comes to both flavour and convenience. Foil packets are meals cooked inside an envelope of tinfoil. They can be cooked in the oven, on a campfire or on the grill.
Plus with summer coming, I like to limit cooking in the house and take advantage of meals made on the BBQ. Rather than cooking meats plain, I like to sass them up with a fantastic flavour combination. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the ease of cooking outdoors, with an added bonus of a decreased the amount of dishes to be washed.
These foil packets are quick to assemble and include quality strips of skinless boneless chicken, colourful bell peppers, red onions and even rice. I love that this recipe has everything required to make yummy fajitas. All you need is tortillas and your choice of toppings.
Chicken Fajita Foil Packets Ingredients
- Tin Foil
- Minute Rice
- Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
- Bell Peppers
- Red Onion
- Olive Oil
- packet of Fajita Seasoning
- Sour Cream
- Hot Sauce
How to Make Chicken Fajita Foil Packets with Rice
First, preheat the grill on Medium High. Get the outdoor cooking heat started by turning on the BBQ. Ideally you’ll want the thermometer to read 400 degrees when placing the foil packets inside.
Combine the rice and water in a bowl with 3 tbsp of the seasoning mix. You’ll want this to sit for at least 5 minutes, so the water and spices soak into the rice. Minute rice steams and cooks quickly in tinfoil. If you opt for another kind of rice, the soaking and cooking times will vary.
Prep the tin foil packets by tearing off 8 square pieces. You want them big enough to have plenty of envelope room inside, like mini ovens. Oversized is better than too small.
Fill your packet. Divide the rice into 4 potions, and place onto 4 of the tin foil squares. Divide and pour the remaining liquid from the rice bowl onto each rice pile. You can use the same bowl to combine the chicken strips, pepper and onion. Add in the olive oil and the remainder of the seasoning and toss to coat. Then, divide the fillings onto each of the 4 rice piles and squeeze fresh lime juice on each pile.
Fold your packets. Place the other 4 tin foil squares on top of each pile, folding all 4 edges over to seal tightly.
Cook – Place foil packets on a ready grill and cook for 7-9 minutes on each side. Time might depend on the grill, as each are different.
Serve and Enjoy with your choice of toppings like cheese, cilantro, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and/or hot sauce.
Foil Pack Fajitas Variations
Another great thing abut this recipe is that there is room for variety and preference to suit all tastes. So, you can add vegetables to some packs, or omit others. Each person could pick and choose their foil pack ingredients or level of spice.
To make this grilled chicken recipe a complete meal, serve with Fiesta Mexican Rice, Tortilla Soup or coleslaw. You can also double the recipe so that you have some leftovers for the next day as well. These are easy to re-heat and enjoy later.
To cook these grilled fajitas over a campfire, just place the packets in hot coals for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
Other BBQ Recipes You’ll Love:
- 1 1/2 cups minute rice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
- 2-3 bell peppers, sliced into thin strips
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 packet fajita seasoning
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- tin foil, for wrapping
- sour cream
- hot sauce
- more limes, if required
- Preheat the grill on medium high
- Prep the tin foil pieces by tearing off 8 square pieces. You want them big enough to have plenty of envelope room inside, like mini ovens. Oversized is better than too small.
- Combine rice, water and 3 tbsp of the fajita seasoning in a small bowl, and set to the side for about 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl combine the chicken, peppers and onion. Drizzle with oil and the remaining seasoning and toss to coat evenly.
- Divide the rice into 4 potions, and place onto 4 of the tin foil squares. Divide and pour the remaining liquid from the rice bowl onto each rice pile.
- Top each rice pile with the chicken and vegetable mixture, evenly into 4 portions. Squirt some lime juice from a wedge onto each pile.
- Place the other 4 tin foil squares on top of each pile, folding all 4 edges over to seal tightly into sealed ovens.
- Place foil packets on the ready grill (which should be about 400 degrees) and cook for 7-9 minutes on each side.
- Serve and enjoy with your choice of toppings from the list.
- Add or omit ingredients in each packet based on individual tastes.
- Offer many options for sides, to suit everyone's tastes as well.
- To cook over a campfire: place in hot coals for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 759mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 42g
With May being National BBQ month, it’s a good time to collect and enjoy those great grilling recipes to kick off the summer ’01 season. Canadian Chicken Farmers has you covered with the best in delicious grilled chicken dishes that your whole family can enjoy. Plus, they are starting off the summer right with their $5000 giveaway contest, so make sure to enter.
Why choose Canadian chicken? Not only to support local farmers and our economy, yet this ensures you get only top-quality animal care and food safety standards. The followed standards mean that you don’t need to worry about animal care or health and safety, they take care of that 100%.
When choosing your chicken with the “Raised by a Canadian Farmer” logo, your only concern is whether to use spices, a rub or both. If you don’t see it at your local grocer, simply request they bring it in for their customers.
What will you be grilling this month?