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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Packets

Print Friendly and PDF I saw a recipe on Pinterest for some Ranch chicken foil packets. When I clicked through to the recipe, I didn't have half of the ingredients that I needed.  That seems to be my problem most of the time.  I go on there searching for something to make for dinner, right this minute!  :)  I am a last minute meal planner.  So, I improvised.  I took the idea and used what I had in my fridge to make it.  It turned out wonderfully- plus my version is much healthier!! 

This is one of those fool-proof recipes- throw some of this and that in and it will turn out.  I love cooking like that.  These foil meals are great for camping, too.  Throw it into the fire to cook- make sure you use the heavy-duty foil, though.




What you'll need:
  • Chicken breasts- I used 2 and sliced them into pieces to serve 4 people (but use as many as you need for how many your serving)
  • Chopped vegetables of your choice: I used celery, carrots, potatoes, yellow squash, onions -but any variety will work great.
  • 1 Packet of powdered ranch dressing mix (or some bottled ranch if you have that instead)
  • 1 c. Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Grated cheddar/or Colby-jack cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix the ranch and Greek yogurt/sour cream together in a small bowl.


 Chop veggies and chicken.  Lay out 4 large pieces of foil and divide the vegetables and chicken between all of the pieces.



Scoop some of the ranch mixture on top of each.  Sprinkle cheese on top of each- as much as you want. 


 

Wrap each packet up tight and place on a large cookie sheet to bake. 


Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until all of the vegetables are tender and the chicken in cooked through. 









1 comments:

Maria said...

What a great idea to make bundles like this!!!! I'll have to do this, I love this idea!

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