Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mexican Chicken Tin Foil Packet

I recently make this meal for our small group dinner, and it went so well!  Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe! This is a great meal to make for a couple or for a large crowd.

Ingredients (per serving):
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
taco seasoning
1/2 red potato (peeled and thinly sliced)
2 tsp salsa
2 tsp shredded cheese
1 tbs olive oil (to brown the chicken)


Season the chicken with a coating of taco seasoning and rub it into the chicken.
Brown the chicken in a very hot skillet.  All you want to do is make the outside have a bit of color. Do not cook through. (This step could be skipped if you are short on time)

On a square of tin foil, lay the potato slices in the center and top the potatos with the chicken breast.
Spread two teaspoons of salsa on the top of the chicken and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Wrap the chicken in the tin foil leaving some room for the heat to circulate.
Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes.

To keep mine warm until dinner time, I placed the foil packets in my crockpot set on warm.
When you are ready to eat, everyone gets their own packet.  Top the cooked chicken with sour cream, extra salsa/cheese, or black olives if desired.  A great side for this dish is tortilla chips and cheese dip!

This is the only picture I took of the dinner.  It's the chicken, pre-baked.  We didn't unwrap the chicken after it was cooked until we were at our friends' house, so I didn't get a picture of the finished product, but trust me, it looked, smelled, and tasted amazing!


8 comments:

  1. Yum!! I really want to try these. I'm so glad you linked them to Handmade Tuesdays. If you want to join another link party for recipes, I host Must Try Monday each week. Would love to see you there!

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  2. I will have to remember that! Thanks =)

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  3. This looks great - I hope you don't mind that I pinned this to my board - just looks too good to let it go!
    hugs -
    Carol @arewethereyet

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  4. It sounds delicious! I love that it's individually cook because my daughter doesn't eat meat and my husband works nights so it's usually must me that I'm cooking for. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays! I'm following via bloglovin.

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  5. I love chicken and I love Mexican so I am positive that I would be a fan of this recipe as well. Thanks for sharing it this week on BeColorful
    pam

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  6. Hi Rebekah - I'll be featuring your chicken tomorrow night at Project Queen's Highlight Party. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  7. Oh I love the addition of the potato! Thanks for joining Southern Sundays with this wonderful recipe! I'll be announcing the featured recipes next week. Hope to see you at the next party with another great item!

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