Chicken Fajita Foil Packets (for outdoors or at home!)


We’ve been spending loads of time outdoor this summer time, which I really like, however that additionally means we’ve been needing extra meal concepts that we are able to eat within the wilderness! Even in case you’re not an outdoorsy kind of particular person although, foil packets, like these Rooster Fajitas, are a fantastic make-ahead meal that you would be able to prepare dinner in your oven at residence … or your yard hearth pit!

Plate of Chicken Fajitas with homemade corn tortillas and a bowl of cheese.

I LOVE a make-ahead meal come time for supper … at all times thanking my “earlier self” for getting the entire work out of the best way forward of time so I can benefit from the night! And the cleanup for this one is so minimal you’ll actually be pleased you made issues really easy.

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Foil packets able to be cooked

We just lately loved these Rooster Fajita Foil Packets on a paddle tenting journey with the women and their associates. It was a 24-hour iPhone free journey with 4 teenagers who all did a fantastic job paddling down the river with us!

Two people in kayaks on a river in North Carolina.
Floating on the New River

We packed every part up that we’d want for 2 days and one night time and made our solution to a boat-in-only campsite that’s one among our favourite locations in NC. All 4 youngsters slept in hammocks within the bushes (with bug nets round them) and really had a blast on the journey!

Two teenagers hanging out in hammocks tied to trees in the wilderness in North Carolina.
Simply hanging round…

I used to be a bit nervous about feeding 4 hungry youngsters, however it ended up understanding simply advantageous with all the additional snacks and filling meals we introduced.

Four kayaks lined up on the banks of the river in North Carolina.
Taking a break to chill off

And right here’s how I made these dinner packets that everybody devoured down. I’ll be making these once more for certain … tremendous simple, filling, and good!

Rooster Fajita Foil Packets

These Rooster Fajita Foil Packets are excellent for tenting, however may simply be made within the oven or in your yard hearth pit.


Chicken Fajita Foil Packets


For the Packets

  • 1 1/2 kilos chicken breastsboneless, skinless
  • 3 bell peppers(any colour), seeded, cored, and sliced skinny
  • 1/2 purple onionpeeled and reduce into skinny slices
  • 2 ears cornreduce off the cobb
  • 1 can pinto beansor black beans
  • 1/2 jalapenoseeded, cored, and minced

For Serving (non-obligatory)

  • shredded cheese(Monterey Jack or comparable)
  • bitter cream
  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • tortillaswe recommend homemade corn tortillas


  1. Lower 8 giant items (about 14-16″ lengthy every) of foil and lay them out double stacked perpendicular (forming a plus signal) to start out 4 grill packets. At this level you may line them with parchment paper if desired—merely put a single layer on prime of the foil.

  2. Evenly distribute the rooster, peppers, onions, corn, beans, and jalapeno onto every stack of foil and considerably “flatten” out the contents for even cooking.

  3. Whisk collectively the marinade substances and drizzle equal quantities over prime of every foil packet.

  4. Fastidiously elevate the 2 ends of the underside piece of foil (so the perimeters meet on the heart) and crimp by folding over not less than thrice. Rotate the packet after which crimp the remaining two ends in the identical method. If you’re throwing these onto the campfire coals (straight over the hearth is just not advisable) you don’t want any likelihood of ashes making their approach inside! See my Foil Packet Nachos recipe for a video displaying this course of. Repeat with the remainder of the packets.

  5. Retailer within the fridge for as much as 24 hours (or a calming cooler) after which place the packets within the coals of the hearth or on an outside grill for 10 – quarter-hour (or in a 400 diploma F oven for 30 to 40 min) till the rooster is cooked throughout (now not pink within the center). Fastidiously let the steam out as you open every packet. Serve heat with desired accompaniments.

Recipe Notes

We advocate organic ingredients when possible. 

Diet Info

Diet Info

Rooster Fajita Foil Packets

Quantity Per Serving

Energy 536 Energy from Fats 225

% Each day Worth*

Fats 25g38%

Saturated Fats 4g25%

Trans Fats 1g

Ldl cholesterol 109mg36%

Sodium 1377mg60%

Potassium 1369mg39%

Carbohydrates 36g12%

Fiber 10g42%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 45g90%

Vitamin A 3813IU76%

Vitamin C 128mg155%

Calcium 101mg10%

Iron 4mg22%

* % Each day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie weight loss plan.