Pesto Chicken Grill Packets

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Rachael Ray Magazine.....


  1. Preheat a grill to medium.
  2. Cut four 12-inch-long sheets of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil into the center of each sheet.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Lay 1 piece of chicken in the center of each sheet and spread 1 tablespoon pesto on top.
  5. Mound one-quarter of the zucchini, tomatoes and scallions over each chicken breast. Dollop 3 tablespoons pesto over each mound. Fold the foil over the chicken and vegetables; pinch the edges to seal.
  6. Cover and grill the packets over indirect heat for 25 minutes. Remove from the grill and open carefully.
Most Helpful

This was delicious and so easy to put together on a busy weeknight. Our grill gets very hot so next time I'll reduce the cooking time to 20 minutes. We loved it and will definitely make it again!

DesertRose15 September 01, 2009

Very nice. . .Great way to cook chicken, keeping it super moist! I pounded my chicken breasts for even cooking, then marinated them for about 3 hours in an Italian dressing. I used a mixture of zucchini and yellow squash; I subbed shallots for the scallions. Will definitely make again. Depending on how salty your pesto is, you may want to top it off (after cooking) with a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of parmesean cheese. Thanks for posting!

JanuaryBride July 12, 2009