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Foil-Packet Southwestern Chicken Dinner

Foil-Packet Southwestern Chicken Dinner recipe
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In this smart, tasty dish, chicken breasts, cheese, ranch dressing and veggies are baked together in a foil packet. It's low-cal, and cleanup's a breeze.
10 min
40 min
4 servings
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I loved this recipe. We used our preferred spices and added mushrooms. Is was very good. Very little prep time and easy clean up.
I love this recipe. The chicken is wonderfully tender and this a simple meal and simple clean up. Fantastic!
This is a great fix-it and take with you dinner for the lake house. Everyone loved it and so easy and so colorful!
I really liked this recipe. I substituted couscous for the rice and added more vegetables.
My husband really liked this and said I must make it again. I thought it was good but could have used a little more chili powder, although I just guessed at how much to put on.
This is definitely a keeper. But I made it with white rice instead of brown and I added 2 tblsp. of chicken broth granules to the warm water. I also used frozen broccoli florets so the broccoli wouldn't be wilted. Next time, I am planning on using a meat tenderizer to poke holes in the chicken so the chili powder and ranch can soak into the chicken for better flavor.
My family loved it and it is very easy to make!
Excellent!!! If your not concerned with the calories or fat then use as I do, extra ranch dressing (sometimes i use the spicy kind and thats great!!) extra chili powder and cheese and it gives it more flavor. This recipe not only taste good but there is no mess at all!! My family and friends love this recipe!!!!!!!!!!!
I make this often, but with these changes. I make my rice ahead, just some boil in the bag type and I also custom make packets for those that do not eat rice I leave it out. I coat the chicken in a low fat/carb ranch and sprinkle with lots of chili powder, place on the rice in the packet. I then place red & yellow bell peppers with some frozen corn and then put a few dashes of Tabasco sauce all over the chicken and rice. This adds a KICK and really makes it a Southwestern dish with using corn and bell peppers in place of the broccoli. YUMMY!! Whole family loves it.
I had never cooked rice in a foil packet meal. I followed the directions regarding soaking the rice, but I didn't include the leftover water in the packets. Consequently, most of the rice was done, but not all. That handful of uncooked grains spoiled the whole meal for me. The chicken cooked in about 35 min., but the brocolli was overcooked. As many have said, it is a bland recipe, but can be doctored up if you make it again. It definitely has the potential to be a meal you make on a regular basis, but not as is.
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