Grilled Pesto Chicken Packets

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Good things come in small packages... and this main dish is no exception!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Place 1 chicken breast half, 2 sliced tomatoes and 1 sliced zucchini on one side of four 18x12-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spoon 2 tablespoons pesto over chicken mixture on each sheet.
  2. Fold foil over chicken and vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  3. Cover and grill packets 4 to 5 inches from medium heat 20 to 25 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of packet; fold back foil.


Most Helpful

Loved this! The flavor was so good. I have made these twice so far. The first time I used a packet of dry pesto and mixed it up as directed on the packet. Last weekend I used the jarred pesto. They were both great. This is so easy to throw together - this will definately be in my rotation this summer for grilling out!!

rah2raa May 26, 2009

My family loves this recipe! We use any kind of tomatoes handy, and a mixture of zucchini and yellow squash. I like to marinate my chicken overnight in the pesto ( I use Classico brand 1/2 cup for 2 large breasts.) I serve the chicken and veggies over angel hair pasta. I packet + pasta is enough for me and my 10 yr. old daughter to share. Bold flavor! So easy to make and virtually no dishes! This recipe rocks!

DirtyPaws? May 06, 2009

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