Made with just five ingredients, ready in 35 minutes and you’ll have very little clean up, this Lemon Chicken with Green Beans and Potatoes Foil Packet Dinner is perfect for any day of the week.
Five ingredients is all you need and this easy dinner is ready. This Lemon Chicken & Veggies Foil Packet Dinner comes together easily for a complete meal the entire family will enjoy. Chicken Tenderloins, Pero Family Farms® Snipped Green Beans, small yellow potatoes, olive oil, and lemon come together to make a delicious and healthy meal.
The chicken tenderloins make for a quick meal. The snipped green beans add extra flavor and nutrition to the potatoes. All of this with a squeeze of lemon makes for one tasty dish that is ready in no time!
What Are Foil Packet Dinners?
Foil packet dinners are an easy way to make dinner and they make clean up a breeze! Originally, they were popular for camping and outdoor cooking, but these days people love these one-dish meals for their convenience. They also really bring out the flavor of your favorite ingredients! They are made by placing food onto a sheet of aluminum foil and then sealing it up to form a steamy mini oven. This is a great way to cook an easy and tasty dinner with minimal cleanup.
So what makes foil packet dinners so special? For starters, these meals can be customized to fit any dietary needs – vegetarian, vegan, gluten free – whatever you’re craving! They require little effort on your part. Just add your ingredients, seal it up and let them roast away in the oven or grill.
Who needs takeout when dinner is done this fast?!?
This easy dinner just may be the answer to all of your weeknight cooking woes. Whether you’re a busy working long hours or a stay-at-home parent managing the demands of home, these foil packs are a fun and easy way to make tasty meals with minimal effort.
With this simple method, you can throw together ingredients like meats, vegetables, seasonings and sauces in just minutes. Then simply wrap them up in foil and bake or grill for delicious results that come out perfectly every time! Plus, there’s less mess to clean up afterwards—it doesn’t get much better than that! So why not give these fuss-free meals a try and see how easy it is to have dinner on the table quickly —and with minimal effort.
Can you prepare your lemon chicken and veggie foil packets ahead of time?
If your heart is set on a perfectly-cooked dinner, it’s best to wait until right before you’re ready to cook it before assembling it. This will ensure all your ingredients are as fresh as possible and come together in the most delicious way when cooked.
However, if you want to marinate your protein ahead of time, you can certainly do that in advance. We just wouldn’t recommend leaving all the foods in foil to marinate. It can change the flavor and some experts say that depending on the ingredients in your marinade, it can react with the foil producing a harmful chemical reaction.
If you want to marinate anything, do it in a zip-top bag and transfer into the foil only when you’re ready to cook.
Then, once you are done cooking, the food will last in the fridge up to four days making it perfect for meal prepping. Since you can customize these packets, you could use different proteins and veggies and prep several different meals with various spices and flavorings as well! Just keep in mind that some proteins and veggies take longer to cook than others.
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Lemon Chicken and Veggies Foil Packets Dinner
- 1 lb. chicken tenderloins
- 12 oz. Snipped Green Beans we used Pero Family Farms
- 8 small yellow potatoes cubed
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 lemon
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Cut 4 large pieces of aluminum foil. Evenly divide chicken, green beans and potatoes between foil. Drizzle with ½ tsp. olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Cut lemon in half. Squeeze ½ over foil packets. Thinly slice other half and place sliced in packets.
- Fold sides of foil in and seal tightly. Place onto baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165°F and potatoes are cooked.