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Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Foil Packets in Oven

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Oct 22, 2020
Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Foil Packets in Oven
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Pineapple BBQ Baked Chicken Foil Packets in Oven – These BBQ chicken foil packets are so easy and packed with tons of flavor. Moist and tender chicken breasts are baked to perfection in foil packets with sweet pineapple and delicious summer veggies. A super healthy dinner recipe idea, you’ll love the simplicity!

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the BBQ chicken in foil packs

For the sauce

Pineapple baked Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

baked Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

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Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. To make the baked chicken foil packets: Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Lay four 12×12 inch (30×30 cm) squares of foil out on your work surface. Place pineapple chunks, and bell peppers in the middle of each piece of foil. Season with salt and pepper, then top with each chicken breasts. Season chicken with salt and pepper generously. 

2. In a bowl, combine bbq sauce, olive oil, paprika, minced garlic, lemon juice, oregano, cilantro, and jalapeño. Divide the sauce over each chicken pack and sprinkle with additional chopped cilantro.

3. Fold the foil over the chicken and vegetables to close off the pack, pinch the ends together so the pack stays closed.

4. Transfer the chicken foil packs to a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender. When chicken is done, carefully open the foil packs, drizzle with more sauce and broil for 1 or 2 minutes to crisp up the chicken.

5. Serve the baked chicken foil packets immediately, garnished with more cilantro. Enjoy!

Note: If your chicken breasts are too thick, just cut lengthwise to make fillets, they will cook faster.

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Foil Packets in Oven - So easy and packed with tons of flavor. You’ll love the simplicity!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Tips for the baked chicken in foil packs

This easy and healthy recipe transforms chicken into a tasty effortless dinner in a matter of minutes!

  • Cooking time can vary based on the size and thickness of your chicken breasts. Ensure the chicken reaches 165°F (74ºC) to be properly cooked.
  • If your chicken breasts are too thick, just cut lengthwise to make fillets, they will cook faster.
  • If aluminum foil is a concern for you, you can use parchment paper to make the packets. Use a stapler or paperclips to maintain the fold. You can also double the foil with parchment paper on the inside.
  • Other vegetables to accompany the baked chicken in foil: Make it low carb with cauliflower, zucchini, or broccoli. OR! Carb it up with potatoes cut into cubes!

What other vegetables can we use fort eh baked chicken in foil?

If the combo of pineapple and bell pepper is too sweet for your taste, you can keep it low-carb with cauliflower, zucchini, or broccoli instead.

How to make chicken in a foil packet

Before adding the chicken, bell peppers, and pineapple, you can either spray the foil with cooking spray or add a small piece of parchment paper into the packet (we know some of us are concerned by the foil making contact with food). When baking chicken foil packets, you’ll want to ensure they’re properly sealed to keep any delicious juices inside and allow them to steam the veggies. To close the chicken foil packet: Start by folding the packet lengthwise and then roll up the ends to create a sealed packet.

How and how long to keep the baked chicken in foil leftovers

Discard the foil and transfer the baked chicken and veggies to airtight containers (glass containers preferably). Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat the chicken gently in the microwave with a few drops of water to loosen up the sauce.

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  • Brianna

    2021-01-24 18:34:51

    This recipe was AMAZING I would definitely make again 😋

  • Pat

    2021-01-22 18:37:52

    It was so delicious? I baked it in my Ninja Grill instead of the oven. It came out perfectly. We will make it again.

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