Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This may be the most versatile recipe I have ever encountered and one of the most wonderful. It is perfect for using whatever you have available in the kitchen. I have included one of my favorite ingredient lists, however you should use whatever you think you would like. You can make this dish a day ahead and store it in the fridge if you are having guests. Make 1 tin foil "Garbage Pale" for each person. Please right a review if you come up with any other great unique combination so we may all enjoy it. Recipe also works great with seafood or ham.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you plan on cooking this recipe immediately after you make it, preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Take one large sheet of tin foil and coat center with vegetable oil leaving only the edges dry (you just need to use enough to make the foil damp).
  3. Place potatoes on tin foil covering the oiled area (make sure to leave enough room to close tin foil after all ingredients have been added).
  4. Season potatoes with half of each of the garlic powder, basil, oregano, paprika, then salt and pepper to taste (add marjoram if desired).
  5. Rub chicken with sage and the rest of the basil, oregano, garlic powder, then salt and pepper to taste (if desired you may marinate the chicken a day in advance using an Italian dressing or chicken marinade).
  6. Place chicken on top of potatoes.
  7. Place in order, onions, sliced garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, shredded carrot, shredded Munster atop chicken.
  8. Take two opposite ends of foil and fold together tightly above mixture to form in the shape of football.
  9. Then seal other ends by folding them in on themselves.
  10. Be careful to make sure tin foil is tightly sealed on all sides so juices won't leak out.
  11. Place on baking sheet and cook in 425°F oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
  12. There is no need to open mixture to check on it and doing so may cause leakage.
  13. Once cook time is up remove from oven and place tin foil on plate.
  14. Very carefully fold back edges of tin foil and enjoy.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe! I took your advice and decided to try a different list of ingredients. I used only about 1/3 pound of chicken (I can't possibly eat a half pound myself) and topped it with two tomatoes, mushrooms and a combination of mozzarella and munster cheese. Then I seasoned it with lots of basil and fresh garlic and it was incredible. The chicken was SOOOO moist and all of the vegetables were cooked perfectly especially the potatoes. The whole thing tasted like a breadless pizza. This is definitely a keeper.

Radunka September 16, 2006

The endless varieties of meals you can come up with! My kids and their friends each made up their own packets with whatever they liked on them (great for picky kids/friends). I marked each kids initials on the foil before baking so we could keep track of whose was whose.

Kellie in SLO January 19, 2004

WOW! This is excellent! It's versatility is endless...I used left-over fried chicken, and mozz. cheese, otherwise, followed the directions...It turned out fantastic! Tis a dandy!! Laudee

Laudee June 17, 2003

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