20 June 2012

Bacon Broccoli Ranch Chicken Foil Packets

This is the perfect time of the year to get outdoors, pitch those tents, and start a camp fire.  Just because you're eating over a camp fire doesn't mean you have to eat like a beggar!  Today I'm sharing a recipe that will have the two of you eating in style.  Your spouse, taste buds, and tummies will be impressed!!!  

Bacon Broccoli Ranch Chicken Foil Packets
1 package Chicken Flavor Stuffing mix
3/4 cups Water
2 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 cups Broccoli Florets
1/2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese (use more cheese if desired)
4 slices Cooked bacon; crumbled (to make crumbling easier cut bacon into small pieces before cooking)
8 tablespoons Ranch dressing divided
campfire half full of heated coals

Using heavy-duty foil tear 4 large square pieces.  Place two pieces on top of each other.  Spray the top two pieces with olive oil. 

Spoon 1/3 of stuffing onto the center of each foil sheet.  Top stuffing with chicken breast half. Place 1 cup broccoli on top of chicken.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese (or a few pinches more if desired) and 1/2 of the crumbled bacon.  Drizzle with 4 tablespoons ranch.   Bring up foil sides, fold to seal creating a tent for heat to circulate inside, and place packets on coals.  Bake for 25 minutes and carefully un-tent a small section of foil to let the steam out. Check the chicken to see if it's cooked through.  If not, place back on coals for about 10-15 more minutes.   You can either eat it straight out of the foil or scoot it onto a plate, either way it's just as yummy!!!

If you're not camping and would like to make this delicious meal, follow directions below... 

Heat your oven to 400 degrees.  

*If you choose to make packets follow these instructions...
    Use one layer of tin-foil instead of two.  Fold and tent foils and place packets on cookie sheet.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Remove packets from oven and let stand for 5 mins.  Cut slits in foil to allow steam to escape before opening.  

*If you choose to place them in a casserole pan follow these instructions....
    Spray pan with olive oil.  Layer ingredients as directed above into a pan.  Cover pan with tin foil to allow heat to circulate.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Carefully uncover and bake for 5 more minutes to brown top.  Let stand 5 minutes before opening. 
Recipe inspiration from Best Life 4 Moms

No comments:

Post a Comment