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Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packs

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packs is such an easy recipe! Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet BBQ sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.

If you’re looking for some other great grilling recipes, check out this Grilled Chicken Thighs with Brown Sugar Glaze recipe and these delicious Coconut Lime Grilled Shrimp & Summer Veggies in Foil Packs.

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil

This Is The Ultimate BBQ Chicken Recipe For Summer!

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.

Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packet Recipe

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 BBQ Chicken Recipe

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 Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packets

This Chicken Has The Best Homemade BBQ Sauce

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 BBQ Chicken Recipe

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


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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 Vegetable Foil Packs

Katerina | Diethood
Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil is such an easy recipe! Tender chicken covered in BBQ sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs!
5 from 28 votes
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 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


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • For each foil pack, prepare two sheets of aluminum foil; place the sheets one on top of the other for durability.
  • Place one chicken breast on each stacked pair of foil sheets; season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Brush each chicken breast with 1 to 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce.
  • Divide equally and arrange vegetables around each chicken breast; season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle chicken and vegetables with little olive oil.
  • Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
  • Transfer foil packets to the preheated grill rack and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done, turning once.
  • Chicken is done when thermometer reads 165 F.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes.
  • Serve.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Prepare chicken as directed above.
  • Seal the packets closed and transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until done.
  • Remove from oven and carefully open up the foils; put the packets under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove from broiler.
  • Brush with more barbecue sauce. (optional)
  • Serve.



Calories: 364 kcal | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 72 mg | Sodium: 510 mg | Potassium: 931 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 14 g | Vitamin A: 455 IU | Vitamin C: 12.1 mg | Calcium: 48 mg | Iron: 2.4 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue chicken, bbq chicken, chicken and veggies, chicken breast dinner, chicken dinner ideas, chicken foil packets, chicken recipes, foil pack recipe, summer recipes
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92 comments on “Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packs”

  1. This turned out perfect as written. So delicious, not to mention healthy! Will be making this again soon!

  2. I made these over the 4th of july and everyone loved them. The only issue I had was all the liquid that was in the pouch when I opened them. How is everyone else keeping this from happening.? A little liquid is good to keep chicken from drying out but I had to have a bowl on the table to drain each pouch before plating them. Will small holes in the foil end up making it all dry out since most of the liquid will escape?

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    Charlene Connell

    We grill this up regularly with zucchini, bell peppers, and asparagus and serve with potato salad. Or we bake it up in the winter.

  4. Amazing work! I love the way you explain all the things. But I want to know should I grilled it on the electric smoker or not. If I do than for how minutes I have to grill it.

  5. Hey i have read it and finally get wha ti want thanku for this. 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 so much again!

  6. A very good recipe I must say.. Recommended by my friend and now i am thankful to you the most….

  7. Yeah!!!!
    Its all time favorite. Now, I am feeling hungry and wanna get it now. Amazing to hear from you.

  8. This is a great go to for us when camping! Converted a little girl who didn’t like chicken, into one who loves it now! Thanks for this recipe!

  9. Hey Katerina, I had tried Grilled Barbecue Chicken two days back at a restaurant. I just can’t take that delicious taste out of my mind and finally end up trying your recipe at my home. It was so delicious. Thank you for sharing. Keep sharing delicious recipes.

  10. Definitely excited to give this a try! I love barbecue chicken and always looking for ways to try it in different ways. Thank you Katerina.

  11. The first time I cooked with aluminium foil, I foolishly used steak instead of chicken. It did not turn out well! The meat came out boiled and tough. You’re recipe has inspired me to give it another go – using chicken this time!

  12. It looks very good, it’s very healthy with the exception of BBQ sauce, but I love my BBQ sauce!!!

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    Best Electric Smoker

    I love the way you explain all the things. But i want to know should i grilled it on electric smoker or not. If i do than for how minutes i have to grill it.

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    Sasha @ Just Coffee Maker

    Oh wow, must be so healthy and I love the look of the loaf, so pretty, Kelly. I am sure my chicken loving husband would love this.

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    Christine | Mid-Life Croissant

    I’m 1295% certain that a horse would not taste as good as this zero clean up chicken number. Or even wheat thins. Love this fuss free dinner.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

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    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!

  20. 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.

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      Marguerite Gallegos

      I made this and it came out steamed not grilled and no seasonings,followed directions packets had water that poured out so all barbecue sauce was gone we still ate it but it was dry

  21. 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! ☺️

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. This barbecue chicken is great for my family, thanks for sharing this recipe. We really love this food.

  25. 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?

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      Katerina Petrovska

      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. 🙂

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          Katerina Petrovska

          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… 😀

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    Silvia @Ribas With Love

    Wow, Katerina… this is awesome! So beautiful to serve and it looks absolutely delicious… great job and thanks for sharing 🙂

  27. 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?

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      Katerina Petrovska

      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. 🙂

  28. 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.

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      Katerina Petrovska

      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. I was wondering the same thing- I don’t think it would look anything like the pics if made according to the recipe

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        Katerina Petrovska

        Hi Holly! If you want the grill marks, once the chicken is done, remove it from the foil, place it on the grill for a minute or two on each side and serve.

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            Katerina Petrovska

            Hi Laurie! After all was cooked and done, I put them on the grill for maybe a minute or so, just to get those grill marks.

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      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.

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      Katerina Petrovska

      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. 😉

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    Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I am seriously obsessed with these! It’s like my whoooole dinner in one little foil packet. Love, love, LOVE!

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    amanda @ fake ginger

    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!

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    Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    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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    Susan | LunaCafe

    WOW this looks great. I love that it’s so easy. I’m making this tomorrow night with vegetables on hand and my face homemade barbecue sauce. Thank you! 🙂

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    haha.. been theres done that but 10pm run?! girl thats late! This chicken sounds incredible, love how easy it is and how full of flavor!

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer

    I am seriously obsessed with cooking things in foil lately! Will definitely had to add this glorious meaty concoction the menu!

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    Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Ha ha, why is it that exercise makes us wired rather than tired? (LOL that even rhymed) Love love love simple throw on the BBQ dinners like this! Total summer food! Looks delicious 😉

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    Renee @ Tortillas and Honey

    I am absolutely trying this! I always love a flavorful dish that is easy to prepare!

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    Tonia from TheGunnySack

    I’ve only made foil packets a couple of times and I loved them but I keep forgetting about them. I am DOING this this week!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    My husband is big on the foil BBQing packages! He even takes them camping. These sound great and what wonderful flavour combinations!

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