Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Southwestern Chicken Tinfoil Dinner

If there is one thing I absolutely love about camping, it is the food. I grew up eating delicious meals made over camp stoves and fire pits and it is definitely something I want to pass down to my kids. When I found out that my friend, Jesseca, had just finished writing a camping cookbook, FOILED! Easy, Tasty, Tin Foil Meals, I knew I needed to get my hands on a copy. Jesseca is an incredible cook and I knew her recipes would be fantastic. We tried the Southwestern Chicken Tinfoil Dinner and now you can too! Just look how amazing that looks, you need to get your hands on this cookbook! 

You will need:
1 C. corn (I used canned)
1 C. canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp. cumin
2 chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 C. Pico De Gallo
1 C. Pepper Jack Cheese (we used Colby Jack instead)
non-stick cooking spray

Pull off two pieces of tinfoil that is about 18 inches long. Spray the tinfoil with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the corn, black beans and cumin together and divide the mixture in half, placing half in the center of each piece of tinfoil.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken and then add a chicken breast to the top of the mixture in each packet. I pounded my chicken breast down before I put them in the packets to help the chicken cook evenly. Top with Pico De Gallo and cheese. I love my husband's Pico De Gallo recipe.
Bring the top edges of your tinfoil together and fold them down twice. Fold the ends in, creating the packet.
Place the tinfoil dinners on hot coals for 30 minutes, flipping 2 to 3 times. If you aren't camping, like we weren't, you can place the packets on a hot grill, cooking on 1 side for 10-15 minutes and then flipping the packet and cooking on the other side for the same amount of time.

These packets were easy to make and really delicious, we will be making them again. We can't wait to try all of the tinfoil dinners found in Foiled. It is our kind of cooking in the summer, something we can make on the grill and avoid heating up the house!

To celebrate FOILED! I have teamed up with the author, Jesseca Hallows and some amazing bloggers to make sure you can have you own amazing summer eating outdoors! 

ONE lucky reader will win: 

Sizzling Summer Giveaway

 A special thanks to all of the participating bloggers for their support with my book and their patience as I put this giveaway together! One Sweet Appetite // Housewife Eclectic // The Baking Fairy // Like Mother Like Daughter // Life's Ambrosia // Color Me Meg // Cupcake Diaries // Dessert Now Dinner Later // Among The Young // The Adventure Bite // Just Between Friends // My Fabuless Life // Rae Gun Ramblings // Tried and Tasty // Bombshell Bling // Creations by Kara // Clark's Condensed // Our Thrifty Ideas // Cooking With Ruthie // The Creative Mom // A Bountiful Kitchen // A Dash Of Sanity // The Happy Scraps

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Terri Steffes said...

What a great looking meal. I love tinfoil dinners. They are fantastic in the summer. Your giveaway looks wonderful, too!

Wow Di said...

I have to say I've never heard of this technique, but it looks super easy and LESS CLEAN UP so definitely a thumbs up!

Rebecca Bryant said...

this is my kind of cooking. I love one pot meal and if the pot can be thrown away all the better.

reesa said...

I love how easy this is! This would be good for when we go camping too!

Laura O in AK said...

Tinfoil dinners are awesome. I remember them from camping as a child. However, as a busy mom, I love the idea of no pots to wash.

Christina Aliperti said...

Fast, easy and delicious, just how I like dinner. This looks amazing!

Yvonne said...

This looks amazing! Perfect for the July 4 grill out!!

Dawn McAlexander said...

I love dinners cooked in tin foil. Especially ones cooked on the grill. They are the best meals you can eat, so full of flavor!

Jillian@FoodFolksandFun said...

Oh my gosh, we love (and I mean LOVE) tin foil dinners anytime of the year whether we're camping or not. I cannot wait to try this recipe and pick up the cook book!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This recipe really looks delicious. I had no idea that you could make such yummy meals so easily.

Megan McCoig said...

This recipe looks really good. I love anything Mexican style, and also with black beans. A winner!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg can we say yum?!?! I'm definitely going to be trying out this recipe. I'm sure it will be a hit!

ana de jesus said...

What an amazing giveaway! I love that you are able to make a delicious 30 minute meal even when you are camping. Sure beats beans on toast.

Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table said...

What is it about food over a campfire that makes it taste SO much better?! Regardless, I bet I can whip this up at home anytime and feel like I'm hidden away in a tent in the woods. Fun, fun!

jillconyers said...

Awesome giveaway! I love any recipe that is southwestern and the fact that it's convenient foil cooking is a bonus.

S Marie said...

This would be perfect for a camping trip we have coming up! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week! said...

Mmmmm! I've always put the same old stuff in my foil dinner. I needed some inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

Culinary Envy said...

Love this idea! Always looking for new ways to cook chicken effortlessly! Thanks for the recipe.

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