Monday, March 29, 2010

Not Your Typical Tin Foil Dinner

I am sure that most of you will not be shocked to know that I dislike almost everything about camping. One of the things I DO like is the food---there is something kind of fun about fixing your food over a campfire. I always loved the tin foil dinners we used to make. Ours were made with potatoes, hamburger, carrots and a little seasoning. When I found this recipe, I thought it sounded like a nice spin on the traditional tin foil dinners---and the best thing about it: no camping required!! I made them for dinner last night and they were a big hit! They are also healthier than their traditional counterparts (so you won't have to wait until you are off your diet to try this one, Auntie V!)

Foil Pack Taco Chicken

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay out several (one for each dinner you want to make) pieces of heavy duty foil (If you don't have heavy duty, two layers of the normal kind will work). On each piece, layer the following:

1 medium red potato, thinly sliced
1 chicken breast (about 3.5 oz) rubbed with 1 tsp taco seasoning
2 T Salsa
2 T Cheese

Fold up sides and ends of foil, sealing the packet, but leaving room at the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes. Puncture foil with a knife, to release the steam, then open and enjoy! Top with fat-free sour cream, if desired.

If made with fat-free cheddar cheese, each packet contains 300 calories, 37 g protein, 27 g carb, 4 g fat


  1. Sounds great! I can't wait to make this for dinner tonight!

  2. This is actually something I can eat right now. I'm going to give it a try.

  3. Tin foil dinners haven't let me down yet, this one looks yummy.

  4. I made this for my dinner tonight, it was yummy. I didn't have any fat free cheese so I guess I'll have to head to the gym tonight.