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Wellness / April 2, 2017

Recipe: Foil Packet Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Written by: Alix Brossette

Foil packet meals are perfect for camp—they’re simple, almost always delicious, and they require almost no cleanup.

This recipe makes a filling, protein-rich dinner for four people. It can be prepped at home for campfire cooking or just baked in the oven.

 

 

Nutritional info (per packet):

  • Calories: 450
  • Total fat: 11 grams
  • Total carbohydrates: 40 grams
  • Total protein: 52 grams

 

Ingredients (makes 4 packets):

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp. honey mustard
  • 1 tsp. raw, local honey
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme OR 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • ¼ tsp. dried rosemary OR ½ tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 2lbs baby potatoes, quartered (can be red, yukon, purple, a mix – whatever you like!)
  • optional: 2 tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley, cilantro or scallions

 

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (if cooking at home).
  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, both mustards, honey, apple cider vinegar, thyme, rosemary and zest of 1 lemon. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in the bowl and coat it completely. If you have the time, cover this bowl and place it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Or just set the chicken aside for now.
  • Cut four sheets of foil, each about 12-inches long, and spray with cooking spray.
  • Divide potatoes into 4 equal portions and add to the center of each foil sheet.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
  • Top the potatoes with a chicken breast and place 1-2 lemon slices (use the same lemon that you zested for the marinade) on top of each breast.
  • Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely and sealing the packets closed. 
  • If cooking at home: Place on a baking sheet and bake until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, about 30-35 minutes. 
  • If cooking at camp: Bake in the coals of a campfire for about 40 minutes (campfire cooking is not an exact science, so check them often).
  • Before removing from the oven, open the packets and broil for 2-3 minutes or until caramelized and slightly charred.
  • Serve immediately or let cool and then re-seal and place in a cooler for travel!

 

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Alix Brossette

Alix is a coach and licensed nutritionist whose trademark crazy, curly hair creates the perfect vibe for who she is - lots of energy, depth and discipline, which when tamed is inspiring and when wound tight (like her curls) is her driving force.

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