Delicious BBQ Chicken Foil Packs That Cook On Campfire
One of the best parts about camping is cooking on a campfire and enjoying your favourite foods. This recipe for BBQ Chicken Foil Packs is perfect for those who love camping but don’t want to go without their favourite food.
The foil packs are easy to make and can be cooked over an open flame or in a fire pit. Plus, they only require five ingredients that you may already have in your camping box.
Awesome individual dinner serves (or cheat and throw it all in a Dutch oven to bubble away), chicken with vegetables, sweet pineapple and a BBQ sauce is positively gourmet camping fare! Head to Pillsbury for all the ingredients to add to your shopping list.
BBQ Chicken Recipe: Sweet, Savory and No Cleanup
BBQ Chicken Foil Packs are a delicious, easy-to-prepare meal that will make your next camping trip a success. Just throw them on the campfire, and you’ll have dinner in no time. You can even customize them with your favourite spices or seasonings to suit your taste buds. The best part about these packs is how they can be cooked over an open flame or campfire – no stove needed! You’ll be able to enjoy them as soon as they’re done cooking. Plus, cleanup will only take minutes because there’s nothing left but crumpled aluminum foil when it’s time to go home!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces
- 2 cups barbecue sauce
- 2 cups drained pineapple tidbits
- 1red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- foil or parchment paper for wrapping the food into individual packs
1. If cooking in the oven, pre-heat oven to 375°F. Cut 4 large sheets of foil; arrange singly on flat surface.
2. In medium bowl, toss together 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1¬inch pieces, and 2 cups barbecue sauce until chicken is fully coated.
3. Divide chicken pieces evenly among sheets of foil. Divide 2 cups drained pineapple tidbits, 1 bell pepper, diced, and 1 small red onion, diced, evenly over chicken on foil sheets.
4. Bring up 2 sides of foil over chicken so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space on sides for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes in the oven or camp fire. If cooking in campfire do not place directly into flames of the fire. Be sure to cook until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
Tips for Cooking BBQ Chicken Foil Packs Over a Fire
- The best way to make sure that your BBQ Chicken is tender, juicy, and delicious is to wrap the foil pack in tin foil before placing it on the grill or campfire. This will help seal in all of those juices while keeping it from drying out too much.
- Once you’ve sealed up your BBQ Chicken Foil Packs with some tin foil, be sure to place them directly above the coals so they can cook evenly throughout (you don’t want one side underdone and the other burnt).
Evenly divide the mixture between 4 large sheets of aluminum foil. Top each with another sheet of foil, and roll up the edges tightly. Wrap each packet again, securely in another sheet of foil to double wrap.
Cook in the hot coals of a campfire until the BBQ Chicken is opaque and the potatoes are tender around 40 minutes.
Is It Safe to Use Aluminum Foil in Cooking?
Aluminium foil can be used for roasting, baking, grilling, broiling and frying food without any health risks as long as it’s not reused or heated too much. It also has various other uses around the kitchen, like covering dishes while cooling off or wrapping leftovers before putting them in the fridge. And don’t forget that aluminium foil is great for keeping your hands clean!
- It should never touch an open flame because this will cause fumes which could lead to respiratory problems
- Don’t reuse it more than once because this will contaminate the surface with particles from previous foods which may contain harmful bacteria such as E coli or Salmonella.
- If there are any cuts on your hands when handling aluminium foil then cover them with gloves so that no skin contact occurs between you and the metal itself (this includes touching anything else after handling). If there are small children at home then make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after touching aluminium foil too!
- The best way to store leftover food wrapped in aluminium foils is by refrigerating it immediately after taking out of oven/grill/etc., but before