Southwestern Chicken Packets


Southwestern Chicken Packets

Southwestern Chicken Packets
10 Min

If you're a fan of big taste, then you're gonna go wild over our Southwestern Chicken Packets! We cook our chicken inside tin foil to lock in the flavors of the spices and get that ooey-gooey cheese melted just right. Plus, it makes cleaning-up easy!

What You'll Need

  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes in oil, not drained
  • 1/2 cup diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

What to Do

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Cut 4 (12-inch) squares of aluminum foil.
  2. Evenly sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place each piece in center of a foil square. Evenly spoon sun-dried tomatoes, chilies, and corn over each chicken breast. Sprinkle cumin and chili powder evenly over vegetables. Wrap foil securely, leaving room for steam to circulate, and seal edges tightly.
  3. Place packets on grill, close grill cover, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  4. Open packets carefully, as steam may be released. Sprinkle with cheese and continue to cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


Make 'em in the oven! - Bake chicken packets at 350 degrees for 15 -20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. 

In keeping with our Southwestern theme here, we think you'll also love our Taco Burgers

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At that medium heat (350) and wrapped in foil, I don't think the chicken would cook in 15-20 minutes. Is that an error?

Hi there. No this is not an error. Because they are wrapped in foil, the chicken is steaming as it cooks, ensuring that it will cook through in that 15-20 minute time frame. If they are not done after this, simply leave them in until there is no pink in the middle. Hope this was helpful! :)

Made these in a small casserole dish instead of foil packets, very easy and very good! Thank you for the recipe!

This is one of my family's favorite. Very easy to make and packed full of flavor!

This recipe was delicious and easy to modify to each person's needs/taste. I added black beans instead of the corn to my packet and left off the green chilis for my husband's packet. You could add jalepeno for those who like more heat. Everyone really liked their packet and wanted to know when we could have it again! Big thumbs up!!

Are there nutritional values and calorie counts for this?


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