Now that grilling season is on it’s way, I wanted to share one our family’s favorite recipes with you: Mediterranean Chicken Foil Packets. They are super easy to whip up and Mmm Mmm good!
Note: This recipe is for one packet. Please multiply the ingredients by the number of people you will be serving.
To start, you will need a boneless skinless chicken breast, a Roma tomato, a red onion, feta cheese (I like the tomato-basil favored kind,) extra virgin olive oil, a couple of garlic cloves, thyme, salt, pepper and foil.
Next, place the chicken breast on a cutting board between two pieces of plastic wrap, and use a meat tenderizer to thin it out. (I appologize, as I forgot to take a photo of this process.)
Then, put your breast on the center of a large piece of aluminum foil. And by breast, I am referring to the chicken’s, not your own. Hehe.
After that, layer the onions, tomatoes, and feta on top of the chicken and season with salt, pepper, and thyme leaves.
Now that all the yummy goodness is on the foil, it is time to fold it up. There is no real science to this, just fold it up and roll in the sides. I usually will fold a second piece of foil around my first, just to make sure none of the deliciousness seeps out.
Finally, toss your packet on the grill or in an oven for 25-30 minutes until the meat is cooked through. Carefully unfold the hot packet and enjoy your meal.
Mediterranean Chicken Foil Packets from Elizabeth Joan Designs
– 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
– 1 Roma Tomato, chopped
– 1/2 Red Onion, chopped
– 3 Tbs. Crumbled Tomato-Basil flavored Feta Cheese
– 1 Sprig of Thyme
– 2-3 Cloves of Garlic
– 1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– Salt, to taste
– Pepper, to taste
– Aluminum foil
Pound out the chicken breast with a meat tenderizer. Place the chicken on the center of a large piece of foil. Layer tomatoes, feta, onions, salt, pepper and thyme leaves on top. Drizzle with olive oil and fold up packet. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven or grill for 25-30 minutes or until chicken reaches 170 degrees. Carefully unfold packet and serve.
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