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Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

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These flavored-packed Santa Fe Chicken Packets are impressive-looking, but very easy to make.
Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

These flavored-packed Santa Fe Chicken Packets are impressive-looking, but very easy to make. Perfectly seasoned chicken breasts are topped with hearty beans and colorful veggies bathed in zesty salsa, wrapped in foil, and grilled to tender perfection! Bold Southwestern spices like cumin, coriander, and chili make for a vibrant dish that will impress your guests with minimal effort on your part!

Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

Ingredients I Need To Make Santa Fe Chicken Foil Packets:

You will need:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Cumin, coriander, and chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Black beans
  • whole-kernel corn
  • Green bell pepper
  • Chunky salsa
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped cilantro, sliced jalapenos, and grape tomatoes for garnish

Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

Making Santa Fe Chicken Foil Packets:

  1. Preheat the grill or oven to 425 F. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with ground cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
  2. Cut 4 large pieces of foil into squares and spray them with cooking spray.
  3. Place one chicken breast in the middle of each square and divide the veggies and salsa evenly over each of the chicken breasts.
  4. Bring two sides of the foil together and fold them 3-4 times and then tuck the ends under the chicken breasts to create a packet.
  5. Once the grill or oven are hot, place the packets, veggies side down, and cook for 15 mins. Flip them over and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove the packets from the grill, open them, divide the shredded cheddar between the 4 packets and place them on the grill to melt the cheese (packets open).
  7. Serve with chopped fresh cilantro, sliced jalapenos, and sliced grape tomatoes on top.

Chicken Foil Packet Variations:

  1. Tex-Mex twist: add barbecue sauce instead of salsa, and add crispy bacon and hash browns on top.
  2. French twist: use French Onion Soup, sliced red onion and shredded gruyere on top.
  3. Pot pie twist: condensed cream of chicken soup with peas, diced carrots, and green beans.
  4. Citrus twist: sliced lemons, lemon pepper, and minced garlic would taste amazing!

Side Dishes For Chicken Foil Packets:

  • Mushroom Rice Recipe
  • Garlic Butter Rice Recipe
  • Easy Fried Rice Recipe
  • Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

These flavored-packed Santa Fe Chicken Packets are impressive-looking, but very easy to make.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 541kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1- 15 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1- 15 oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • ½ green bell pepper sliced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper sliced
  • ¾ cup salsa, I used chunky
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • Freshly chopped cilantro, sliced jalapenos, and grape tomatoes for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill or oven to 425 F. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with ground cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Cut 4 large pieces of foil into squares and spray them with cooking spray.
  • Place one chicken breast in the middle of each square and divide the veggies and salsa evenly over each of the chicken breasts.
  • Bring two sides of the foil together and fold them 3-4 times and then tuck the ends under the chicken breasts to create a packet.
  • Once the grill or oven are hot, place the packets, veggies side down, and cook for 15 mins. Flip them over and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the packets from the grill, open them, divide the shredded cheddar between the 4 packets and place them on the grill to melt the cheese (packets open).
  • Serve with chopped fresh cilantro, sliced jalapenos, and sliced grape tomatoes on top.

Notes

  • Make sure the foil doesn’t rip or the liquid will drain out of the packets
  • Do not forget to season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, as well as adding the spices
  • For extra spice, add a couple of dashes of hot sauce to each packet
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Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 12g

Santa Fe Chicken Skillet

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