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Grilled Chicken and Vegetables Packs

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Individual foil packets make this dish a snap to prepare. You can easily make the packets ahead of time—just refrigerate until ready to grill. From Prevention® Healthy Cooking. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

4
boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
2
green and/or red bell peppers, cut into strips
1
lb red potatoes, thinly sliced
1/4
cup barbecue sauce
1
tablespoon orange juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray unheated grill rack with cooking spray. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  • 2
    Place each chicken breast in center of a 12-inch by 18-inch piece of foil. Divide bell peppers and potatoes evenly over chicken breasts.
  • 3
    In small bowl, stir together barbecue sauce, orange juice, salt, black pepper and red pepper. Evenly drizzle over chicken and vegetables.
  • 4
    Bring up 2 long sides of each piece of foil and double-fold with a 1-inch wide fold. Double-fold each end to form a packet.
  • 5
    Place packets, seam side up, on rack. Cover and grill packets 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 20 to 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender and instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of breast reads 160°F and juices run clear. Place packets on plates. Cut a large X across top of packet; fold back foil.

Expert Tips

  • Bell peppers, regardless of their color, provide vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid. Choosing vitamin C-rich foods keeps gums and blood vessels healthy.
  • Beat the Clock Chicken (2001) p. 85

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
1070mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
8g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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