BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner

BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner

This simple-to-make meal is a nice change from the usual camping or grill food.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 37 mins

Yield: 4 x chicken breasts

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe High-Calcium Recipe


  • 3 Tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb)
  • 2 small unpeeled red potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Place a foil sheet, approximately 12 x 12 inches, on a work surface. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the barbecue sauce in the center of the foil sheet. Place one chicken breast half over barbecue sauce and spread another teaspoon of sauce over chicken. Top with a quarter of the potato, bell pepper and onion. Sprinkle with a little of the salt and pepper.

Fold foil in half to cover contents; make narrow folds along edges to seal. Repeat with remaining ingredients to assemble three more packets. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.

Open foil packets with scissors and carefully pull back edges (contents may be very hot). Sprinkle a quarter of the cheese over the top of each chicken breast half and return to oven, unsealed, for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. With a spatula, transfer the contents of each packet onto individual serving plates, if desired.


For camping or outdoor grill, pre-heat charcoal or grill and place packets on grill. Cook until chicken is cooked through.

Thanks to Recipe courtesy of 3-A-Day of Dairy -

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 286 cals
Kilojoules 1,197 kJ
Fat 4.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 753 mg
Carbohydrates 19.0 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Total Sugars 3.0 g
Protein 40.0 g
Calcium 207.0 mg
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