Chicken Fajita Foil Packets Recipe
Love chicken fajitas? Just in time for National BBQ Month these Chicken Fajita Foil Packets can have everything that you love about traditional chicken fajitas but with less mess and fuss and all the flavour! We love foil packets as they make creating a complete meal so much easier without sacrificing flavour.
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We LOVE this time of the year where it's even easier to enjoy our backyard bbqs! We like to hang out in our backyard when the weather is nice and having some yummy food makes it all the better. I love any excuse to go outside and enjoy the weather and we're lucky where we live we have a forest around us so we get to enjoy nature while in our own backyard.
You can cook these chicken fajita foil packets on the grill like we did, in a campfire or in the oven so that you can have them any time of the year. We love our versatile these foil packet dinners can be!
Our chicken fajita foil packets have seasoned chicken breasts, bell peppers, black beans and onion all cooked together to create a delicious, flavourful meal. The chicken breasts come out tender and moist, no dry chicken here!
We also love these chicken fajita foil packets because once it’s ready you can add your favourite fajita toppings like sliced avocado, sour cream, salsa, lime wedges and cilantro. You can also have them with or without tortillas or on top of rice.
How do you make chicken fajita foil packets?
I decided not to slice the chicken in advance as I felt it was better to cook the chicken breasts whole which helps to keep the chicken tender and moist.
The chicken breasts are first brushed with lime juice and then seasoned with our DIY fajita seasoning (make sure to keep some seasoning aside). Set aside while you slice your preferred veggies. We did sliced bell peppers (we used 3 colours), black beans and onions.
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Place the sliced veggies, black beans into the foil. We used a foil and placed it into a foil pan as it makes it so much easier after it's cooked. There will be a lot of liquid in the foil packet once it's cooked so the foil pan keeps things less messy and then there's no liquid dripping into the grill.
Drizzle olive oil onto of the veggies, just lightly coat and then sprinkle a bit of fajita seasoning over the veggies and beans. If you like a stronger flavour add more fajita seasoning to the veggies and beans. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and beans. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top of the chicken.
Seal the foil packet while it's placed in the foil tin and you're ready to put it on the grill or in the oven. I did not have to turn over the foil packet, the chicken was cooked through.
Individual Chicken Fajita Foil Packets
Another fun option that is just a bit more work is you can make individual chicken fajita foil packets. So instead of placing all four chicken breasts into one foil packet, separate them into individual foil packets with their own veggies. This is a great option when not everyone likes the same veggies.
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It may look like there are several steps but they are quick steps and it's very quick to put these chicken fajita foil packets together. It really was only about 10 minutes prep time and for us 25 minutes to cook the foil packet.
I personally ate my fajita chicken just like it's picture below. I didn't need rice or tortillas, it was yummy just like it was with some avocado and sour cream. Plus I avoided the additional carbs from rice and the tortillas which I need to do sometimes lol
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If you try our Chicken Fajita Foil Packets recipe make sure to let us know how you liked and any variations you did that you loved.