Chicken and Veggie Foil Packet Meal Prep
Hi Straight Shotters! This week, I decided to share another very easy, tasty, and customizable meal prep with all of you; chicken veggie foil packets. It involves minimal equipment, economical ingredients, and lots and lots of flavor! This chicken and veggie foil packet has a nice balance of protein, carbs, fat, and nutrient-dense vegetables, and is so easy and quick for those of you that struggle with finding time to cook. The simple, versatile base of the recipe means it can easily be tailored to your acquired tastes and nutritional needs.
The amounts listed below work well with either a partial meal prep or a large dinner for a big family. If you would like to use this recipe for an entire week of prep without variety from other meals, double or triple the amount listed below and use a family-size pack of chicken breasts. I hope you have as much fun making it as I did! Happy prepping!
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Approx 1lb of mixed bell peppers and onions (precut or sliced), uncooked
3lb steam-in-bag red potatoes
2 tbsp. olive oil
¼ cup white cooking wine
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam potatoes in the bag according to the directions, normally 6-8 minutes.
While those are steaming, take two long sheets of aluminum foil and lay them criss cross over a shallow pan or cookie sheet (see picture for reference). This will prevent the flavorful cooking juices from leaking out and drying out your food.
Spray foil with cooking spray and lay chicken breasts on top. Brush with olive oil, salt, paprika, and parsley. Add your bay leaf and a splash of water.
Add sliced pepper and onions on top of the chicken. Once potatoes are done steaming, chop them up into desired chunk sizes and add to the packet.
Sprinkle extra paprika and pepper on the potatoes and pepper mixture, then pour all of the white wine into the packet. Wrap packet up by folding down the horizontal sides, then folding down the vertical edges. Make sure it is sealed tightly!
Bake for approx 45-55 minutes or until chicken is tender but fully cooked. For the last 5 minutes of cooking, open up the foil packet to let the potatoes get a slight crisp. Remove from oven, let sit for 10 minutes, then enjoy!