Foil pack mango mojito chicken is as easy as mix everything in a bowl, place into foil packs, and put on the grill. Less mess to clean up, and prep ahead friendly!
In the summer, my dinner meal prep plans change a bit. We basically live off off BBQ foil packs.
I have a few motives for this.
1- no A/C at my house, and I would like to move the cooking outside.
2- Brad man’s the BBQ so he ends up cooking.
It is win win really.
We are also huge into camping and for the last few years from May – September we camp most weekends. Foil packs are perfect for camping meal prep so I do utilize them a lot in the summer.
Last year I went all wild and crazy and filled my freezer with foil packs for the summer. You can read all about that and see which recipes right here.
This year, I am bringing it on with the prep ahead foil packs!
Pro tip 1 – use heavy duty foil for these. The worst thing ever is when the foil rips. Using heavy duty really does make a difference.
Pro tip 2 – I slice the chicken breasts lengthwise to speed up the cook time just a bit. If you don’t that is ok, you may just have to leave them on the grill a bit longer. I just really dislike overcooked veggies, so I do it this way.
Nothing kicks off spring and summer like mojito inspired anything, right?
Well, it is time to grab a lime and get this mango mojito party started!
Foil Pack Mango Mojito Chicken
- 1 lb chicken breasts, sliced length wise
- 1 cup mango chunks
- 6 mint leaves sliced very thin
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- cilantro (garnish)
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and gently mix until it is all mixed up.
- Lay out 2 pieces of foil, approx 12 inches by 12 inches.
- Divide the mixture up evenly into the center of each foil piece.
- Create the foil packs, and store in a container (in case they leak at all) until you want to cook them.
For the Oven
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Place the foil packs on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked (165 degrees)
- Set the grill to 450F
- Place the foil packs on the grill and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes, until chicken is 165F
So, there you have it. One more way to stay out of the kitchen this summer, and a perfect camping prep recipe!