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Chicken Ole Foil Supper

These Mexi-style chicken packets can be assembled ahead and frozen if you like. Just thaw them overnight in the fridge, then grill as directed. I like to serve them with warm tortillas and fresh fruit on the side. —Mary Peck, Salina, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn (about 10 ounces), thawed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • Mix beans, corn and salsa; divide among four 18x12-in. pieces of heavy-duty foil. Top with chicken. Mix seasonings; sprinkle over chicken. Fold foil over chicken, sealing tightly.
  • Grill packets, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, 15-20 minutes. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 405 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Jul 12, 2019

    So easy and so good. I plan to use this as a camping meal.

  • BellaTerra66
    Sep 30, 2018

    This is incredibly good. I just used half the cheese and half the corn -- still tasted great and less calories. :-)

  • PrplMonky5
    Jul 14, 2018

    This was an extremely easy and delicious dinner. The chicken was PERFECT. I used a chunky salsa and that worked out well. Next time I'll try something like a salsa verde. I cut the recipe in half for my husband and I, but we didn't have 4oz chicken breasts. Instead I just cut an 8oz chicken breast in half, which worked out fine. I also left off the onion (personal preference). Really quick clean-up too! Can't wait to make it again!

  • kcs212
    Jun 14, 2018

    Excellent and very easy to prepare. I added cilantro on top with the cheese and green onions.

  • amsm
    May 16, 2018

    What an easy prep! This meal was quick and easy to prepare and delicious to eat. I served mine with a dollop of sour cream. The chicken was moist, the bean and corn mixture was flavorful.

  • ms11145
    Jul 6, 2017

    I have made chicken packets before but not Tex Mex style. Great flavor and so easy to do. Since I don't have a grill, I baked ours in the oven. The chicken was moist and well flavored. I did add chopped onions and green peppers to the corn/black bean mixture and a tsp of taco seasoning.