Sunday, July 12, 2009

Easy Chicken Dinner

This is a very simple recipe that we have made many times. The basic ingredients are the same, but you can add a lot of variety by changing the marinade, spices or veggies you add to the mix. There are 2 ways to cook it, on the grill or in the oven. Clean up is easy and this delicious, filling dish is always a winner.

Chicken breasts, thawed (marinated if desired)
Potatoes, any variety, cubed
1/2 a large onion per chicken breast, cut into large chunks
Assorted veggies (carrots, bell pepper and celery all work well)
Marinade, salt and pepper or any other spices you desire

Non-stick aluminum foil (for gill only)
Oven bag (large size) & 2 tbs flour (for oven only)

Grill Directions:
To make individual serving packets on the grill, use non-stick aluminum foil. Cut off a descent piece of foil (make a square or larger) for each piece of chicken. In the center of the foil place potatoes, onion and veggies. Add the thawed chicken breast to the top and season as desired. If using marinade, pour a little of the marinade juice on the potatoes and veggies. Fold up foil to create a taco shaped packet folding the foil over where it meets to create a seam.

Cook on a barbecue for 25 minutes or until chicken in no longer pink inside. Remove from grill and place on a cookie sheet. Open each packet to vent and cool for a few minutes. Dump contents onto a plate and enjoy.

Make sure you allow for enough cooling. More than once we had plates pop and shatter due to the heat.

Oven Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In an oven bag (large size) shake 2 tbs of flour. Place the bag in 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Create a layer of potatoes, onion and veggies inside the bag on the bottom of the pan. If using a marinade, pour a little of the juice over the potatoes and veggies. On top of the potato and veggies layer, add chicken and spices as desired. Close the bad with a nylon tie and cut six 1/2-inch slits in the top of the bag for ventilation. Bake 55-60 minutes.

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