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Salsa Chicken Foil Packet

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A whole meal in a foil packet that is perfect for a backyard barbecue, camping or picnic. A fun meal for the whole family with no pots or pans to wash - you can even eat right from the pouch and forgo washing any dishes! This foil packet recipe has chicken tenders, our diced chili ready tomatoes, salsa, rice, red bell pepper, corn and black beans, and cheese for a all-in-one meal in a tidy foil packet.


2 cups rice, cooked accordig to package directions8-12 chicken tenders1 (14.5 ounce can) Red Gold® Chili Ready Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz, drained well1 (15.5 ounce) jar Red Gold® Mild Salsa 15.5 oz, or medium or hot flavor8 tablespoons red bell pepper, diced1 (8.75 ounce) can of corn, drained8 tablespoons canned black beans, drained and rinsed, save leftovers for a salad or taco night8 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheesesalt and black pepper, to tastegarlic powder, for seasoning the chicken


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F or grill to high.
  • For each foil packet, have 4 foil pieces 16-18" in length.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the drained diced tomatoes, salsa, red pepper corn, and black beans. Set aside. Season the chicken tenders with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • To build the packets: place 1/2 cup of the cooked rice on the bottom half of the foil sheet. Place a rounded 1/2 cup of the vegetable mixture over the rice, then place 2-3 chicken tenders over the vegetable mixture. Fold the foil over and double roll the edges to form a tight seal. This important to ensure the packets will not leak. Repeat for the other 3 packets. Place packets onto a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. If grilling, place directly on grill grate. Check the chicken temperature when 30 minutes are up, chicken should read 165 degrees F.
  • Very carefully open the foil packets using scissors or a knife, there will be hot steam that will escape as you open them. Top the chicken in each packet with 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese and return to the oven or gill (uncovered, do not close the foil) to melt the cheese, about 5 minutes. Remove and transfer packets to plates for serving. You can eat right from the packet or spoon contents onto a plate.


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