Thursday, July 30, 2009

Frugal Recipe: Foil Wrapped Chicken!

A few weeks ago I tried out a recipe for Foil Wrapped Chicken. This recipe was so easy and delicious - I've made it three times (with variations) over the past few weeks!

Here is the Foil Wrapped Salsa Chicken Recipe:

  • 4 chicken breasts (or equivalent, I used chicken tenders)
  • 4 tsp Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chunky Salsa
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 4 sheets of foil

Heat oven to 400°F. Place a chicken breast in the center of each sheet. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning mix. Top with salsa and cheese. Fold foil into packets, leaving room for heat circulation inside (i.e. not too tight!). Place packets in glass 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is done. (Chicken tenders will be cooked in about 25 minutes!) Cool 5 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening. Top with sour cream.

See the original recipe here!

For variations, I have baked marinated chicken in packets for the same amount of time. The chicken comes out super tender and has virtually no clean up! And it's a great way to use all that extra foil! :)

P.S. Interested in this recipe but don't want to heat up your kitchen? Try this delish Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe!

6 gave me some sugar:

Grace said...

oh I love it already! There is a somewhat similar recipe on the side of my Pace salsa jar I tried and loved. But easy cleanup makes it even YUMMIER!

The Queen of Clearance said...

sounds yummy! Im trying it tonight!

Sue said...

Uh, YUM! That sounds so good!! Will be trying...

Danielle said...

This looks great Lindsey! Will definitely be trying this this coming up week!
Thanks for the ideas,

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

This looks yummy!

Life is Good said...

Thanks for a great recipe, gave it a try and the whole family loved it!