Sunday, May 26, 2019

Hawaiian Chicken in Foil #OurFamilyTable

Dinner doesn't get much easier than chicken breast slathered with Hawaiian flavors and grilled up in a packet with pineapple and red peppers.

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I love making foil packets for on the grill.  No muss, no fuss.  No dirty pans to clean.  Chicken stays moist and tender.  Add a side salad and dinner is served.

For this recipe, you first rub the chicken with blend of spices and then add a homemade BBQ sauce before sealing it up and putting it on the grill for 15-20 minutes.

That's all there is to it....Easy, Peasy and Delicious.  The perfect meal to allow you to enjoy your family time with the family instead of in the kitchen.

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Yield: 4 servings

Hawaiian Chicken in Foil

prep time: 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M
Dinner doesn't get much easier than chicken breast slathered with Hawaiian flavors and grilled up in a packet with pineapple and red peppers.


For the Rub
  • 1 t. brown sugar
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • dash of cayenne pepper
For the BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. vinegar
  • 1 T. mustard
  • 1/2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
For the Foil Packets
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 pineapple, cored, peeled and chunked
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and chunked
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced


How to cook Hawaiian Chicken in Foil

For the Rub
  1. Combine the brown sugar, chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne in a small bowl.  Set aside.
For the BBQ sauce
  1. Whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.  Set aside.
For the Foil Packets
  1. Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts.  
  2. Place 4 pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil about 24" long onto the counter and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Toss together the pineapple, pepper and scallions. Divide between the 4 sheets of foil.
  4. Rub the chicken breasts with the spice mixture on both sides.  Place on top of the pineapple mixture.
  5. Ladle 1/4 of the sauce over each chicken breast and fold the foil over the top of the bundle, crimping closed the sides.
  6. Place in a preheated grill over med high heat with the lid closed for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken reaches 165*.


Adapted from a recipe found at Cuisine at Home, issue #135
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  1. I love foil packet meals on the grill. Like you said, the food stays moist and flavorful, and no dirty pans to clean!

  2. Looks delicious - I want to try this!

  3. Looks so delicious. And what an easy way to prep!

  4. I love foil packets! They make dinner so easy. Totally trying this chicken soon

  5. Foil packets are always so fun to make in the summer. I can use up ingredients and make different ones for different people. So fun!

  6. I love cooking in foil packets on the grill. Thanks for the new recipe to try, Wendy! Sounds delicious.

  7. What an interesting and delicious combination of flavors! I haven't cooked in a foil packet since camp. Might need to change that.


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