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Easy Tin Foil Baked Chicken

This Easy Tin Foil Baked Chicken is quick and simple to put together! Put your veggies in with your chicken for a quick side dish and easy clean up. These foil packets give you tender chicken that is bursting with flavor from our homemade seasoning mix.

tin foil baked chicken and green beans on a plate with the foil still underneath the food.

Ingredients for Easy Tin Foil Baked Chicken

For this recipe you will need just a few ingredients plus tin foil and a baking sheet. You will need:

  • olive oil
  • chicken breast
  • green beans (or other vegetable)
  • pepper
  • salt
  • paprika
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder

How to Assemble Foil Packets

Once all of your ingredients are together, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then, if necessary clean any fat from the chicken breasts. In a small bowl, combine the seasonings and stir well to combine.

Prepare the green beans by trimming off the ends and rinsing them.

Next, lay out pieces of aluminum foil. You will need one piece per piece of chicken. Drizzle a little olive oil in the center of each piece and place a chicken breast on top.

Then, divide your vegetables among the pieces of foil. Place them on the side of the chicken.

Drizzle the chicken breast and vegetables with a little more oil. Then, sprinkle the seasoning over the chicken and vegetables.

Next, wrap the foil packets. First fold foil in on each side, then fold in the ends. Be sure to leave a little space for air to get into the packets.

Make sure that the edges are closed so the heat stays in the packets while cooking. Place foil packs on a large baking sheet or cookie sheet.

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 25-40 minutes depending on the size of your chicken breasts. Be sure to use a meat thermometer and cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees or more.

tin foil baked chicken sliced in half next to green beans.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t like green beans, what other vegetables do you recommend?

Almost any vegetable will work with these tin foil baked chicken! Try red bell pepper, onions, red onion, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, and even some garlic cloves!

Can I use a different cut of chicken?

Yes, keep in mind that chicken on the bone takes longer to cook. Boneless chicken thighs would work well with this recipe as well as boneless chicken breasts like we used.

What other ways can I season the chicken for this recipe?

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be modified in so many ways for a simple weeknight dinner. Try making lemon chicken with salt and pepper, fresh lemon juice and fresh herbs for another way to change up this meal.

Do I need to use olive oil?

No, you could also use cooking spray. The oil does help to add some flavor to the meal but it can be skipped. Be sure to use a spray instead so the chicken doesn’t stick to the foil.

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat.

tin foil baked chicken and green beans on a plate with the foil still underneath the food.

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tin foil baked chicken and green beans on a plate with the foil still underneath the food.

Easy Tin Foil Baked Chicken

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Easy Tin Foil Baked Chicken is quick and simple to put together! Put your veggies in with your chicken for a quick side dish and easy clean up. These foil packets give you tender chicken that is bursting with flavor from our homemade seasoning mix.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound green beans

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    2. If necessary clean any fat from the chicken breasts.
    3. In a small bowl, combine the seasonings and stir well to combine.
    4. Prepare the green beans by trimming off the ends and rinsing them.
    5. Lay out pieces of aluminum foil. You will need one piece per piece of chicken.
    6. Drizzle a little olive oil in the center of each piece and place a chicken breast on top.
    7. Divide your vegetables among the pieces of foil. Place them next to the chicken.
    8. Drizzle the chicken breast and vegetables with a little more oil.
    9. Then, sprinkle the seasoning over the chicken and vegetables.
    10. Wrap the foil packets. First fold foil in on each side, then fold in the ends. Be sure to leave a little space for air to get into the packets. Make sure that the edges are closed so the heat stays in the packet while cooking.
    11. Place foil packs on a large baking sheet or cookie sheet.
    12. Bake chicken foil packets in the oven at 375 degrees for 25-40 minutes depending on the size of your chicken breasts. Be sure to use a meat thermometer and cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees or more.

Notes

See blog post for modification suggestions.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 642mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 49g

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Pam Wolff

Saturday 10th of June 2023

Trying this chicken breast recipe tomorrow. Sounds & looks yummy! Thank you.

Melissa Samartino

Saturday 17th of June 2023

I hope it came out great!

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