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Foil-Pack Taco Chicken

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4 servings

Same old chicken? No way, José. Baked in foil with potatoes, salsa and cheese, this dish comes out juicy and flavorful. Serve with sour cream and enjoy!

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  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Sprinkle chicken with seasoning mix. Place 1/2 cup potatoes on center of each of 4 large sheets heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray; top with chicken, cheese and salsa.
  • Fold foil to make 4 packets; place in single layer on rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Cut slits in foil to release steam before carefully opening packets. Serve chicken topped with sour cream.
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Serving Suggestion

For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.

Cooking Know-How

If the chicken breasts in your market are larger than 4 oz., they will take longer to cook. Be sure to cook them long enough so that they are done (165°F).


  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Generally Nutritious
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Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Starch
  • 4 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

This foil-wrapped quick dish is a good source of calcium from the cheese.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 270
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 650mg
Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really liked this recipe, especially since I tend to overcook chicken. I really liked this recipe, especially since I tend to overcook chicken. The chicken was perfectly moist and well-seasoned. I put 4 chicken tenders and a large, sliced potato (sliced on a mandolin slicer to perfectly thin slices) into a plastic bag with some taco seasoning (did not measure) and shook it before assembling the packets. I made two packets, and topped them with some black beans and some leftover corn. They came out great, but I still had to cook them for a while longer b/c the potatoes were a bit underdone. Next time I will pre-cook them partially before baking. All in all, it was a nice dinner!
Date published: 2006-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very simple and very tasty. Very simple and very tasty. The only problem I had was with the potatoes. If you overlap them at all under the chicken you will end of with some raw spots in the potatoes. You may want to parboil or microwave the potatoes a little first. Nice flavors... I put less seasoning on the chicken that was intended for my children, and slightly more cheese and salsa than called for. Definitely spray the foil with cooking spray and cook longer than recommended if your chicken is thick. But I would recommend thinner cuts of chicken for a better chicken to cheese and sauce ratio. Even our thicker chicken came out moist.
Date published: 2008-01-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from My husband and I weren't really crazy about this dish. My husband and I weren't really crazy about this dish. First of all, it had to cook about 15 minutes longer than stated, because the potatoes weren't done. (Though I sliced them as thinly as possible.) Secondly... the dish was just sort of bland and blah, despite the fact that it had the taco seasoning & salsa in it. I would not recommend it and I will not make it again. The only reason I gave it 2 stars was because we did actually eat it. It was not inedible, but it was not a joyh to eat either!
Date published: 2005-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My husband and I liked it. My husband and I liked it. It was definately quick and easy and the clean-up was a breeze. I used unpeeled Ucon Gold potatos and they were cooked just right, not mushy. I used skinless, boneless chicken thighs instead of the breasts and so 35-40 minutes was all they needed at the 400 oven. I didn't add the salsa but sprinkled the season packet over the potatos and chicken to add more flavor and added fresh jalapeno slices. I will definately make it again. Great with some refried beans.
Date published: 2005-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this and other foil bake recipes from Kraft recipes and love it. I made this and other foil bake recipes from Kraft recipes and love it. They are easy, I can prepare ahead and use for lunches. I store them in refrigerator after baking when I prepare for my lunch, I unwrap foil and place in microwavable bowl. SO EASY!! I'm on weight watchers, I can figure my points so easy from the nutritional information provided with the recipe. I loved the foil-pack chicken & broccoli Dinner too. I appreciate you sharing these on-line Kraft! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
Date published: 2005-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great recipe! What a great recipe! Easy to make .. wasn't sure my picky son would like it .. HE LOVED IT! ... asked me to make more so he could take it to school for lunch. (to which I said 'next time' LOL). Only thing I would do different next time would be add more potatoes because they do stick to the foil so you lose a bit .. maybe make a separate packet with potatoes, salsa and cheese without the chicken to have extra potatoes. All in all, we'll be having this meal frequently! Thanks Kraft!
Date published: 2005-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe worked well for our family. This recipe worked well for our family. I used 2 large russett potatoes total, sliced about 1/8" thick. I tried pre-cooking one in the micro & the other I didn't, but it turned out the didn't need to be pre-cooked. I didn't stack my potatoe slices on top of each other but instead layed them next to each other on the foil (which I sprayed with oil first). When I folded up the foil some of the potatoes wrapped around the chicken. I only used 1 tsp. of taco seasoning between the four chicken breasts (they were smaller sized). I made sure to sprinkle some of the salsa on the potatoes as well as the chicken. While they cooked I opened a can of black beans & put them in a pot over the stove vent. By the time dinner was done the beans were perfectly warmed. Add a green salad & it's a well-rounded meal!
Date published: 2006-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i personally do not eat meat. i personally do not eat meat. i made this for my boyfriend and he LOVED it. he said he was nervous about the salsa (he doesn't like it at all) but he didn't even notice. i meant to add black beans and forgot to. i plan to next time. i cooked it for twice as long as it called for, the chicken i used was 8 oz. he wants me to make it again! it was easy. i made sure to cut the potatoes THIN because people had complained they were not cooked throughly. he said it was perfect.
Date published: 2008-04-03
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