Caprese Chicken Foil Packets

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Caprese Chicken Foil Packets Recipe
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When was the last time you wrapped dinner in foil and threw in on the grill… Or better yet, in the campfire?

Today’s Caprese Chicken Foil Packets recipe takes only minutes to prepare. Then you can toss them on the grill, hot coals, or in the oven, and let the airtight wrappings work their magic!

Foil packets are a great way to enjoy a no-fuss outdoor dinner under the stars.

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Lt. Dan and I used do this every time we planned a camping trip.

We dropped prepped hobo dinners (AKA foil packets) in our backpacks and headed out on the trail. Later, when it was time to set up camp, we’d make a fire and throw our packets down into the hot ashes to cook.

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Making Caprese Chicken Foil Packets Recipe

These easy cheesy Caprese Chicken Foil Packets are fabulous to keep in the cooler on a camping trip. Yet they are just as delicious when you want to make an easy dinner at home… With almost no clean up.

How to Make Caprese Chicken Foil Packets Recipe

Simply place quartered baby potatoes on a sheet of foil, stack a chicken breast on top and brush it with pesto.

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Wrap the foil tightly around the chicken and potatoes and let them cook. Later, open the steaming packets and place a slice of mozzarella cheese and tomato over the top.

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Set each packet back on the heat for a few minutes.

The mozzarella melts down over the chicken and potatoes for a creamy finish!

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Caprese Chicken Foil Packets offer huge wow-factor no matter where you eat them.

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Caprese Chicken Foil Packets

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Caprese Chicken Foil Packets Recipe - Individually wrapped chicken dinners, perfect for throwing on the grill or campfire.
Servings: 4 packets
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Chicken Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving (1 packet)
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 358mg 15%
Potassium 1207mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 13.4%
Vitamin C 47.4%
Calcium 26.2%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 pounds mini new potatoes
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 8 ounce mozzarella ball
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the grill or oven to 400 degrees F. Lay out 4 large squares of foil.
  2. Cut the potatoes into quarters and divide them onto the four pieces of foil. Drizzle each pile of potatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay one chicken breast over each pile of potatoes. Spread 1 tablespoon of pesto over each chicken breast, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold each piece of foil around the potatoes and chicken, sealing on the top and sides.
  4. Grill or bake the chicken packets for 30-35 minutes. Meanwhile, slice the mozzarella ball into four rounds, and cut four slices of tomato.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked through, carefully open the foil packets and place one slice of mozzarella and one slice of tomato over the top of the chicken. Brush a scant amount of pesto over the top of each tomato. Place the packets, open, over the grill for 5 minutes to let the mozzarella melt.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If using larger new potatoes, cut into small bite-size pieces so they cook through.

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8 comments on “Caprese Chicken Foil Packets

  1. Jeanneposted February 11, 2018 at 2:38 am Reply

    Another good and easy-to-make dish that everyone liked.  Will definitely make it again (and again).

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  3. Saraposted August 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm Reply

    This turned out SO so well. My entire family love it, even my picky husband! Thanks again for providing so many winners.

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  8. Eshika Royposted July 25, 2017 at 2:40 am Reply

    I literally started having hunger pangs halfway through the post. It looks amazing and I bet it also tastes delicious too. It is the perfect dish to cook up in this season. I can’t wait to try it . Looking forward to reading more delectable recipes in the upcoming posts.