This Easy Chicken Enchilada Foil Packet Meal is perfect for busy nights. Cleanup is a breeze when everything is cooked in one of these handy foil packs. The chicken, cheese and rice combine for a meal bursting with flavor! It’s sure to be a hit with the entire family!
Easy Chicken Enchilada Foil Packet Meal
Our family loves this meal and I love that it’s just so simple! The entire meal is inside the foil packet. It’s easy to make and truly doesn’t get any easier than this. The cheese is melted and delicious on the rice and chicken. The beans add a ton of flavor. It truly is an amazing meal! If you love Mexican food, you must give this a try! We keep this on our regular menu plan rotation and it’s great for busy nights. I love having a recipe on hand I can fix that is easy and delicious. Plus, requires very little cleanup.
There is no need for side dishes or extra steps. Everything you need for dinner is in this foil packet. It only takes a few minutes to assemble and cleanup is practically non existent because it’s all in the foil! Just toss when you are finished eating. Now if you do have a few extra minutes, it’s really good served with the Best Mexican White Cheese Dip Recipe and tortilla chips. Totally optional but my kids go crazy over this cheese dip when I make it. They could literally lick the bowl clean. It’s also good with our homemade refried beans. Yum! But if the day is crazy and you don’t fix anything besides the foil packet, that is totally fine! All you really need for a delicious meal is packed inside these foil packs.
Life is so busy and this meal is just the recipe for crazy weeks! Another tip I have to make this meal even easier, is to use rice that is frozen. Do you know how to freeze rice? It’s so simple and really convenient to take out for busy nights.
Products you need for foil packet dinners:
Don’t take a chance on cheap aluminum foil. The heavy duty foil holds up great on the grill. This recipe has a lot of ingredients and you do not want the packet breaking! That defeats the purpose of easy cleanup. 🙂
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 can of rotel
- 1 can of green enchilada sauce
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups of cooked rice
- 1 cup of cheddar cheese
How to make Easy chicken enchilada foil dinner
- Cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the cheddar cheese and mix together.
- Divide the chicken mixture between four 12×12 inch sheets of foil, then wrap the foil tightly around the contents to form your foil packs.
- Grill over high heat for about 8 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through.
- OR bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes until cooked through.
Be careful opening the packets as the steam will be hot.
Print this Easy Chicken Enchilada Foil Packet Recipe below:
This easy chicken enchilada foil packet meal will be a hit with the entire family! Easy chicken enchilada foil dinner is packed with yummy chicken, cheese, beans and more! Try Easy chicken enchilada foil packet recipe. Cleanup is a breeze!
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 can rotel
- 1 can green enchilada sauce
- 1 can black beans
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
Cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the cheddar cheese and mix together.
Divide the chicken mixture between four 12x12 inch sheets of foil, then wrap the foil tightly around the contents to form your foil packs.
Grill over high heat for about 8 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through.
OR bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes until cooked through.
If you're looking for a meal with basically no clean-up, this foil packet meal is for you.
This Easy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe is sure to be a hit!
Try Easy Enchiladas Foil Dinner for a simple and tasty dinner idea!
They turn out just as yummy and cleanup is still super easy! I’m a fan of any recipe that is a one pot meal or in this case a one foil packet meal…. 🙂
If you prefer baking, you can also try these foil packet recipes for oven.
It’s so nice to just toss that foil in the trash after dinner. I love not having to wash any pans! The kids are happy to have a yummy meal and Mom is happy to not have to clean the kitchen!!! Yeah! It’s a win for everyone!
Come back and let us know how you like it! It’s one of our favorite meals and I think you will love it as well.
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