I love summer time too! And when I think of summers I always think of tin foil dinners. Weird I know but it's a summer tradition with my family! If you have never tried a tin foil dinner before, you are missing out! They're so fun to make and yummy to eat! The great thing is you can either make a large tin foil dinner for the entire family or let your kids make their own individual ones. (PS- Parent trick alert: If you allow your child to be apart of the cooking process they are more likely to try new things. Simply have all the veggies cut and ready to throw together and it's a party.)
I love this next meal because it's SO healthy yet so EASY to throw together. You can make it and leave. It's versatile too so if you have certain veggies in your fridge that you need to use up, you can sub those in for others! I also love the fact that there are NO dirty cooking dishes to wash afterwards! Hurray! And if that wasn't enough there's one more...You can also cook this in a campfire too! Simply double foil it to prevent burning.
Don't worry, if this is your first time making one I'll walk you through it.
Here are the ingredients that you'll need for a family of 3-4. We don't eat large amounts of meat so increase that if you need to.
Chicken Foil Dinner
Created by jalene
- Heavy Duty Foil
- 1 onion
- 1 chicken breast or 2-3 chicken tenders
- 10 florets of cauliflower
- 1 zucchini, cut into 1 inch thick circles
- 2 carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1 tsp of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 tsp of fresh garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
- sea salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 F.
Start with 2 large pieces of Heavy Foil about 16-20 inches long. (Or if you have the extra-large foil you can skip steps 1-3 and just tear off about 16-20 inches of that.)
Put the foil pieces on top of each other and fold about 1/2 inch crease. Then fold 2 more times making sure the fold is tight (I use my fist to pound on it.)
Open up the foil and smooth. The two foil pieces should now be one giant piece.
Next comes the fun. Add your onions and chicken
Followed by all your other veggies and seasonings.
Make a top for your dinner by following steps 1-3 again.
Start on one end and fold the side in, then rotate and fold the next side, and so on.
Continue folding until you reach the food. Stamp down the creases with your fist to make sure it is tightly sealed.
Pop that baby into the oven and watch it EXPAND! (I put mine on a cookie sheet just in case the foil should spring a leak.) It should bubble up if you sealed it tightly. If it does not, don't worry, it still will cook well.
Bake for about 40 minutes. Walla!
And that is how you make a Tin Foil Dinner!
Notes from jalene:
If you cook this in a fire, know that it will cook a lot FASTER! We usually pull it out to check on it to make sure it doesn't burn.
This recipe is a great one for Dr. Nielsen's Candida Cleanse!
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