Foil Packed Pesto Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

An easy clean up meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 1 chicken breast half, 2 sliced tomatoes and 1 sliced zucchini in each packet.
  2. Spoon 2 Tablespoons of basil pesto over each chicken.
  3. You can use 8 18 x 12 inch sheets of heavy duty foil if you don't want to purchase the foil packets.
  4. Make sure you double fold ends by folding 1/2 inch and then repeating the 1/2 inch fold.
  5. Remember to leave space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  6. Cover and grill packets 4 to 5 inches from medium heat.
  7. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink.
  8. To serve, cut a large"X" across top of packet to let steam escape.
  9. This also can be cooked in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until juices run clear.


Most Helpful

This is my new favorite meal! So easy and healthy too. I substituted plum tomatoes for the Roma, and baked the foil packet at 375 for 25 minutes. It came out perfectly. I also love how easy it is to reduce or increase the servings with this recipe, since each serving uses exactly 1 zucchini and 2 tomatoes...what could be better?

CaTo October 06, 2006

I thought this would be just another chicken dish, however, it was tasty, easy and pretty healthy! The only thing I added was to season the chicken breast with salt and pepper before adding the veggies. Thanks!

Snow Queen April 29, 2010

This is such an easy way to cook up chicken and veggies! I followed the directions and thought mine turned out bland though. This could be the fault of the pesto I used and is easily fixed with a little salt or seasoning after cooking. Thanks! I'll definitely try this again.

Mmmama May 26, 2009

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