Healthy Grilled Chicken-and-Rice Foil Packs

  • prep time30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4

If you're looking to grill something besides burgers and dogs on your next campout, this low-fat chicken dinner will do the trick. Be sure to use converted rice instead of regular for this recipe (each grain contains tiny pinholes so it cooks faster than conventional rice). If you're in the wilderness, wash out your pie dish after dinner and use it to pan for gold.

63 Ratings
Directions for: Healthy Grilled Chicken-and-Rice Foil Packs


4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2" chunks

1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup converted rice

1 cup salsa

2 Tbsp pickled jalapeno slices, finely chopped

1 Tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp chili powder

¼ tsp turmeric

Kosher salt

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 scallions, thinly sliced


1. Prepare a grill for medium heat.

2. Put the chicken, beans, rice, salsa, pickled jalapenos, tomato paste, chili powder, turmeric and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and toss to combine. Divide the chicken-rice mixture evenly among the pie pans, spreading it out in an even layer. Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into each pie pan.

3. Cover each pan tightly with foil. Put the pans on the grill, close the grill lid and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the grill and let rest for a few minutes.

4. Carefully remove the foil from each pan (hot steam will escape). The liquid should be absorbed, the rice tender and the chicken cooked through. Sprinkle each with some scallions.

Tips and Substitutions

Special equipment: Four 8-inch disposable foil pie pans and heavy duty foil

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

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