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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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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!

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

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

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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!

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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.

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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

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