Tropical Chicken Packets Recipe
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Tropical Chicken Packets Recipe

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Yum! These quick-and-easy chicken packets are destined to become your family’s new favorite. The chicken is tender and laced with sweet pineapple and tropical flavors. Cleanup’s a breeze…these would be perfect for camping. —Jacqui Correa, Landing, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 324 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with pepper; place each on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Top with pineapple, red pepper and onion. Combine the remaining ingredients; spoon over vegetables. Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Chicken Packets in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p57

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 231461
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015

"These were really good. Kids are them without complaints! Great with some rice."

happyhooker1 User ID: 5411260 189395
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"The flavors of these were wonderful! I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. These would great to make ahead for a camping trip. I know I will!"

administrator User ID: 1996148 178704
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"We've made this twice and everyone including my 3 children love it! Thanks for a great recipe!"

chance1976 User ID: 1227767 109277
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"Very simple to make and extremely tasty! My husband and three year old loved it just as much as I did!"

Wenders12 User ID: 5906241 120020
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"This recipe was very easy to make and we loved the flavors. We wanted to make it again right after we enjoyed it for the first time."

Jacqui Ruxton User ID: 1639456 190420
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

"This is a breeze on the grill in hot weather, add some grilled corn and a salad for a great diner"

rhett13 User ID: 5301604 109275
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"My husband and I had this along with twice baked potatoes and green salad. It was an excellent meal that we will have again."

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