Foil Dinner: Apricot Dijon Chicken Breast Packets

campfire foil chicken

Healthy campfire recipes are often hard to come by – and, who doesn’t want a perfectly burnt hot dog cooked over a campfire when you’re in the woods?

That is why this recipe struck me – it is on the healthy side AND campfire friendly.Oh sure, you can make this at home in your oven, too. Just as yummy, and a little more predictable, cooing-wise!

These foil dinners are so good – and so easy. Just slather your sauce on the chicken, wrap and throw in the fire. You have to watch these babies carefully once you put them in the fire, because chicken tends to burn. And using the sugar-free, fruit-only jam is a must. Just a minute or two on each side (depending on the heat of your fire) and It’s Dinner Time!

These are so good that we have been cooking them on our BBQ griller a quick weeknight dinner. SO yum.

Campfire Apricot Dijon Chicken Breasts
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Recipe type: entree
Cuisine: campfire
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup sugarless fruit-only apricot jam (regular full-sugar jam tends to burn)
  • 1 tablespoon A-1 steak sauce (or use Dijon mustard)
  1. Use two layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil that are about 12 inches long for each chicken breast. (For regular aluminum foil, use three layers.)
  2. Place chicken breasts in prepared squares. Stir together the jam, steak sauce and/or mustard if using. Spread a thick layer on one side of each chicken breast. Turn chicken over and then spread another layer of sauce on top.
  3. Fold foil around chicken to make a secure packet. Toss on campfire (or use your barbecue grill) and cook for a few minutes on each side. Time will vary according to how hot your fire (grill) is.
  4. If using an oven, cook at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes, depending on how thick your chicken pieces are.
  5. Check by opening one of the packets and cook longer as needed.


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