Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pesto Chicken Packets


A few of your asked for this recipe when I posted it last week on my meal plan. Never fear, I'm sharing it now! This is one of the many meals I've been making because I don't want to turn my oven on. I don't think I've turned it on for about a week now! it really makes a difference in the 100deg heat here.

It's completely simple to make:
  • chicken breasts (I used two)
  • diced up veggies--the zucchini were great
  • pesto (not usually dairy free, unless you make it yourself and leave the Parmesan cheese out)
Grease your tinfoil. Either use 1 sheet heavy duty, or 2 of regular.

Place your veggies, chicken, and a few tablespoons of pesto all over everything.

Seal it up good!

Grill for about 10 minutes on each side on medium heat.

And voila! You have a wonderful pesto dish ready to go. (and I think because there are veggies in there, you have a side dish built in)

You could eat it out of the foil (I don't really recommend that with metal utensils) or dish it up on a plate and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  • a chicken breast per person
  • diced veggies
  • pesto
Dice up the chicken into bite size pieces. On a piece of heavy duty foil (or 2 sheets regular foil) drizzle some olive oil. Place the veggies, then chicken and a couple tablespoons of pesto over everything. Seal up the packet good, and grill for about 10 minutes per side over medium heat. These can also be frozen before cooking. Just make sure to label them good.


  1. I found you via the My Girl, Paula group. I just joined up. You have a great blog and this recipe sounds yummy.

  2. I love how simple this is, I am going to definitely try it!

  3. So simple too - I love packet foods. Bet it's yummy!!

  4. You are queen of the packets with all these yummy recipes. I think this sounds great and still cant wait to try the fajita one.

  5. We're going camping next weekend, and I think this would make a perfect camp dinner. Heaven's knows, I have enough zucchini and basil to make my own pesto!! LOL!! Thanks for the recipe


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