These easy Cheddar BBQ Chicken Foil Packets  are one of my favorite campfire dinner recipes. Cook them over a fire, on the grill, or in your oven for an easy BBQ chicken dinner. 

easy cheddar BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Cheddar BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

These delicious Cheddar Barbecue Chicken Foil Packets are super easy to make and they are perfect for quick summer meals on the grill, or cooking over an open fire on this year’s camping trip. You can even make them in the oven if you are just craving an easy barbecue chicken recipe.

Each BBQ chicken foil pack is filled with chicken and veggies, cheese, and your favorite BBQ sauce. A few minutes on the grill or in the oven and you’ve got an entire meal!

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BBQ Chicken Foil Packets with chicken and peppers

What is a Foil Packet?

A foil packet is a layer of heavy duty aluminum foil folded so it creates a pocket. The edges are folded so they are sealed and the food is placed inside before folding up the opening. Then the food can be grilled over and open flame, the grill, or baked in the oven.

Is Cooking Food in Aluminum Foil Safe?

Some people express concern over cooking aluminum over high heat or with acidic food because it may leech some aluminum into the food. If you are concerned about this there is a solution!

Place a piece of parchment paper on your foil, then place the food on the parchment paper. Now when you fold up your foil packet the parchment paper will make a barrier between the aluminum and your food but the aluminum on the outside will make it safe to cook over an open flame. Note: This is not required it is just an option. 

BBQ Chicken Foil Packets are great for camping trips

What is in Cheddar BBQ Chicken Foil Packets?

  • Chicken – I use boneless chicken breast but you can use thighs if you prefer.
  • Bell Peppers – Multi-color bell peppers add a little bit of sweet crunch to the foil packet.
  • Corn – It wouldn’t be summer without fresh sweet corn. It’s the perfect addition to any BBQ chicken dinner
  • Red Onion – I add a little onion to just about every recipe!
  • BBQ sauce – Buy your favorite bottled sauce or make homemade BBQ sauce.

How to Make BBQ Chicken Foil Packets:

On the Grill:

  1. Heat grill.
  2. In a bowl toss cubed chicken breast and 1/2 of the BBQ together.
  3. Cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the chicken and add-ins.
  4. Place 4 ounces of the BBQ cubed chicken breast on each sheet of foil.
  5. Divide the vegetables between each foil packet and fold up the foil sealing the ingredients tightly inside.
  6. Place foil packets on the preheated grill and cook for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Carefully open the foil packets and sprinkle with cheese letting it melt before serving.

In the Oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl toss cubed chicken breast and 1/2 of the BBQ together.
  3. Cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the chicken and add-ins.
  4. Place 4 ounces of the BBQ cubed chicken breast on each sheet of foil.
  5. Divide the vegetables between each foil packet and fold up the foil sealing the ingredients tightly inside.
  6. Place foil packets on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Open foil packets and sprinkle with cheese letting it melt before serving.

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

Cheddar BBQ Chicken Foil Packet Meal

These easy Cheddar BBQ Chicken Foil Packets  are one of my favorite campfire dinner recipes. Cook them over a fire, on the grill, or in your oven for an easy BBQ chicken dinner. 

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless, cubed
  • 4 ounces Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, large dice
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, large dice
  • 1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 ears Corn, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce

Instructions

Oven Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a bowl toss cubed chicken breast and 1/2 of the BBQ together. 
  • Cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the chicken and add-ins.
  • Place 4 ounces of the BBQ cubed chicken breast on each sheet of foil.
  • Divide the vegetables between each foil packet and fold up the foil sealing the ingredients tightly inside.  
  • Place foil packets on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Open foil packets and sprinkle with cheese letting it melt before serving.

Grilling Instructions:

  • Heat grill.
  • In a bowl toss cubed chicken breast and 1/2 of the BBQ together. 
  • Cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the chicken and add-ins.
  • Place 4 ounces of the BBQ cubed chicken breast on each sheet of foil.
  • Divide the vegetables between each foil packet and fold up the foil sealing the ingredients tightly inside.
  • Place foil packets on the grill and cook for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Open foil packets and sprinkle with cheese letting it melt before serving.

Notes

Note: If you are concerned about cooking your food in aluminum place a piece of parchment paper on your foil, then place the food on the parchment paper. Now when you fold up your foil packet the parchment paper will make a barrier between the aluminum and your food but the aluminum on the outside will make it safe to cook over an open flame. Note: This is not required it is just an option. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1packet, Calories: 305kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Sodium: 554mg, Potassium: 637mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1415IU, Vitamin C: 64.3mg, Calcium: 224mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main dish

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This post was originally published on June 18, 2016. It was republished on June 28, 2019 with new photos and an updated recipe.