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Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil

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Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil – Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil - Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.



Easy Grilled Chicken smothered with bbq sauce and topped with veggies is the ultimate summer food!! Each little packet is complete with tender, juicy and delicious meat and veggies.

Why, yes, I seriously AM showing you how to drench chicken in barbecue sauce, stick it in a foil-pack and grill it! It all started with FFWD
Besides, if it wasn’t for foil-pack dinners, we wouldn’t survive. Okay, kidding! But still. It’s a good story.

SO! Hiiii, you guyyyyys! How are you? All is well? GOOD!

In this corner over here it’s a little past midnight, I’m chomping on Wheat Thins – reduced fat – and talking to you!

Why am I up this late, working?

Beeeecause… I went for a run on the treadmill at 10 pm and now I am friggin’ wired! I can’t fall asleep. I can’t even sit still. I could literally go for a Tarjay-run right this minute, if only Tarjay was open this late.

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil

I’m also starving, and looking at this delicious grilled barbecue chicken is not helping. I could eat a horse. I won’t. But I could.

Grilled Barbecue Chicken

I occasionally pride myself on being able to throw together somewhat creative and delicious meals including chicken – which is something that someone must do when their only reason for not going vegetarian IS grilled chicken – and adding things like tons of sweet-with-heat barbecue sauce is something I could inhale day after day.

Come to think of it, we can never get enough of this. You just can’t stop taking, bite after bite… By the end of they day?!? Only crumbs remain. Seriously awesome chicken… seriously.

I’m a very fun girl, I promise.

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil - Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.

Okay so, the chicken and veggies are really incredible. I enjoy this more than the Italian Chicken I made for you last year. This is packed with enough flavor that I’d MAYBE consider eating it without the barbecue sauce. I’m lying.

The real winner here IS the barbecue sauce! AND I want to slather it on everything humanly possible.

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil - Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.

P.S. Use YOUR favorite barbecue sauce, m’kay? Cool.

ENJOY!

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Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil - Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.
Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.
Servings: 4
Calories: 364 kcal
Author: Katerina
Ingredients
  • 8 aluminum foil sheets large enough to wrap around one chicken breast
  • 4 (4-ounces each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2- cup barbecue sauce (use your favorite)
  • 1 zucchini , sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 red , green or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 8 asparagus spears
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. For each foil pack, prepare two sheets of aluminum foil; place the sheets one on top of the other for durability.
  3. Place one chicken breast on each stacked pair of foil sheets; season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  4. Brush each chicken breast with 1 to 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce.
  5. Divide equally and arrange vegetables around each chicken breast; season with salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle chicken and vegetables with little olive oil.
  7. Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
  8. Transfer foil packets to the preheated grill rack and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done, turning once.
  9. Chicken is done when thermometer reads 165 F.
  10. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes.
  11. Serve.
IF COOKING IN THE OVEN
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Prepare chicken as directed above.
  3. Seal the packets closed and transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until done.
  5. Remove from oven and carefully open up the foils; put the packets under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Remove from broiler.
  7. Brush with more barbecue sauce. (optional)
  8. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 10 

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 510mg 21%
Potassium 931mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 9.1%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 13.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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67 Responses
  1. i used this recipe tonight. I actually threw in a couple of those fingerling potatoes and they came out nicely as well. Thanks for the recipe, this tasted awesome!

  2. Kim

    I tried these tonight and they did not come out well. There was so much liquid in the packets when they were done the chicken and veggies looked poached, not grilled. I had to drain the liquid and put them back on the grill, which kind of defeats the purpose of the easy little pouches. Maybe next time I should put a few holes in the bottom of the foil to drain the liquid as they cook.

  3. Kat Williams

    I made this in the oven tonight! My son LOVED it!!! I used bottle barbecue sauce and it really lacked the flavor I was looking for. So thankful to see your recipe for the sauce! I used asparagus, baby red potatoes, and corn (vegetables I had on hand). The chicken was juicy, asparagus a little over done for me (I like it to crunch a little) but everything else was good. I am overjoyed that my son gave it a 9 out of ten!
    Thanks so much for a “fun” recipe!

  4. Diane Gibbons

    We made this tonight for the second time and it’s delicious – even my husband says so! I was wondering about the grill marks but it isn’t too important for us – just looks nice. Tonight’s did have a lot of juice in the foil which I didn’t remember from the first time so I may have put too much BBQ sauce. I love the ease of cooking with no worries of chicken sticking to BBQ grill … According to hubby we have to have friends over so we can do this We did new potatoes in foil with chunks of onion and butter & oil …. Yum!

  5. I would sear the chicken before putting in on the grill in the packets. I sealed mine up tight and they puffed up like balloons from the steam. I did put the chicken on the grill for grill marks and basted with BBQ sauce and it was little dry. Searing it first should seal in the juices better when cooking in the packets. The veggies were also too mushy for my liking. Might do them separately next time.

  6. Celina

    My dad tried this the other night and it was a big hit!! I found your recipe on Pinterest and we decided to try it out and it was delicious! ☺️

  7. OK this looks just yuuuuummmmmmyyyyyy, but I have to know what is your favorite barbecue sauce. Every time I try one, it leaves me wanting a different one. I love the flavor of hot and sweet.

  8. Hey cool recipe. When out camping I’ve always done vegetables in foil like this over the fire (with grated cheese and bbq sauce) but i’ve never thought to add any meat! Next time im out i’ll be sure to try this one out. Thanks!

  9. Rachael

    How far in advance can I prepare the foil packets? I want to throw a big party and would like to do some prep a couple days before?

    1. Hi Rachael! Because I’m afraid of cross contamination, I would prepare it all the night before – chop the veggies, thaw the chicken – BUT I would not prepare the packets until I was ready to grill. Having the veggies next to the raw chicken for a day or two I think is too long, and that kind of scares me. 🙂

        1. Refrigerate!! 😉 Hope you like it!

          P.S. It just dawned on me that my mom used to prepare shish kebabs the night before with raw meat and veggies on the skewers and we’re still alive… so… 😀

  10. Lorlie

    Can I use tenderloins for the packets? How much would that reduce the grilling time? I’m pretty new at grilling 🙂 And when you say turn it… Do you mean flip it?

    1. Hi Lorlie! Yep, flip it. 😀 You can use tenderloins, but I would start checking for doneness a little sooner – at about the 17 minute mark. As long as the thermometer reads 165F or higher, they’re good to go. 🙂

  11. Maddie

    I made this in the oven tonight at 400 degrees and it’s taken about 50 minutes to bake. I had to uncover it the last 10 minutes because the chicken was just not cooking. don’t count on a 25 minute meal if baking this recipe.

    1. Hi Jennifer! Yeah, you can’t get grill marks if it’s in foil, but for the sake of a better photo, I removed the chicken from the foil once it was cooked, placed it on the grill for a few minutes to get the grill marks and then back in the foil to take the photo. 🙂

    2. Holleigh Beara

      Great question, Katerina!
      I made my husband read this recipe to see if he’d be interested in this dinner.
      That was his first question.
      I just gave him deer in the headlights look.

    1. Hi Debra! I took the chicken out of the foils and place them on a hot grill – I allowed it to sizzle for just about a minute on both sides, photographed it and served it.
      …these are just some of the things we do for prettier pictures. 😉

  12. Can we start a petition to keep Target open 24 hours a day? Sometimes you just need to impulse shop in the middle of the night. And Walmart just doesn’t cut it.

    I’m going to have my husband make this soon. It looks so good!

  13. Oh I hate when I get wired after a late workout. And the hunger big man you were in a bad place 🙂 these pictures are fantastic though. I love the simplicity of this. I wouldn’t have thought to do it so yay you taught me something!!

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