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Low-Carb Foil Packet Dinner


Calories: 261

Total Fat: 6g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Trans Fat: 0g

Unsaturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 103mg

Sodium: 1438mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 6g

Protein: 40g


Packet Ingredients:

  •  4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  •  2 red or green bell peppers

  •  2 small red onions

  •  2 medium zucchini

  •  (You can vary the veggie amounts or ingredients to your own taste)

  •  Parmesan Cheese to sprinkle on when the foil packet dinners are done (optional)

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Newman’s Own Classic Oil and Vinegar Dressing (or any no-sugar Italian dressing)

  • 1 packet (dry mix) Zesty Italian Dressing Mix

  • Salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Start by trimming the chicken breasts as needed, then cut them crosswise into pieces about one inch thick.

  2. Mix the Newman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing, Zesty Italian Dressing Mix, and a little salt and fresh-ground black pepper to make the marinade. 

  3. Put chicken in a Ziploc bag and add a little more than half the dressing mixture, saving the rest to use later on the veggies. Let the chicken marinate in the fridge or a cooler all day.

  4. A few hours before you want to cook, cut up the zucchini, red bell pepper, and red onion and put the veggies into a Ziploc bag. Pour in the rest of the marinade and let veggies marinate for 1-2 hours.

  5. When you're ready to assemble the tin foil dinners, drain the chicken and vegetables. You do not want them too wet. 

  6. When you're ready to cook the packets you need a grill that's preheated to medium high. If cooking in the oven, preheat to 400F/200C.

  7. To assemble the packets tear 8 large pieces of heavy-duty foil. 

  8. Lay out the foil to make four packets with two pieces of foil for each. Put one-fourth of the chicken in the middle of each of the four pieces of foil, then put one-fourth the veggie mixture on top of the chicken. Fold over the foil, making a series of small folds at the top and at the ends to seal the edges together. Then turn that packet over and fold over the second piece of foil, sealing the ends well again.

  9. For a home grill, cook the packets for roughly 10 minutes with the chicken side down on the grill; then turn and cook about 10 minutes more on the second side. For an oven, cook for 20-25 minutes and then check one packet to see if the chicken is done.

  10. You can sprinkle the finished foil packet dinners with a little coarsely grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Original Recipe: Kalyn's Kitchen

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