Grilled Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil

Grilled Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil
  • Pinterest

Have you ever tried making foil packets for dinner? I would imagine many of you have made them to send off with your sons and husbands as they head off to scout camp. However, I’m not talking about the kind of foil packets you throw into a camp fire. At least, not this time around. (Click here for a yummy BBQ Chicken Foil Dinner from my archives that is great to send along to scout camp.) 🙂

Today, I’ve brought a foil dinner recipe to share with you that tastes wonderfully sophisticated, gourmet even! Thinly sliced potatoes are covered with chicken that has been seasoned with lemon, rosemary, thyme, Dijon mustard and olive oil. Everything is wrapped in a foil packet and then cooked on the grill.

It’s so easy, friends! The chicken is super moist and flavorful, the potatoes tender and delicious. It’s a great way to serve dinner to your family as an easy week night meal, but nice enough for company if you so choose. Cooking dinner in foil packets makes for easy clean up as well. Less dishes to wash makes a happy cook, yes?

Hope you have a chance to try it!

Grilled Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil from Jamie Cooks It Up

Let me show you how to make it happen!

IMG_8408_edited-1

1. Grab about 9 small potatoes. I used small yukon golds, because they have such a creamy texture and don’t require all of the peels to be removed. Wash them well and peel about half of each potato.

IMG_8409_edited-1

2. Slice them as into 1/4 inch slices. You’ll want to be sure they aren’t too thick, that will make them take longer to cook through.

IMG_8407_edited-1

3. Take 4 large chicken breasts. Fillet each one by carefully sticking a sharp knife into the thickest portion of the breast and cutting it into two pieces. This will help the chicken stay tender and cook more quickly.

IMG_8411_edited-1

4. Into a small bowl combine 2 Tb olive oil, 1 Tb Dijon mustard, 1 Tb whole grain mustard, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp rosemary and the zest of 1 lemon. Mix well to combine and set aside.

IMG_8410_edited-1

5. Cut 8 (12 inch) squares of tin foil.

IMG_8413_edited-1

6. Place 1/8 of the potatoes into the center of each piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

IMG_8414_edited-1

7. Place a piece of chicken onto the potatoes.

IMG_8415_edited-1

8. Brush the front and back of the chicken with the mustard mixture.

IMG_8416_edited-1

9. Cover the chicken with two lemon slices and drizzle with just a bit of olive oil.
10. Fold the left and right sides of the foil up and onto the chicken. Bring the top and bottom sides of the foil up into the center, pinching them together. Roll this portion of the foil down until it comes close to the chicken, sealing them inside the packet.

IMG_8418_edited-1

10. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees. Carefully place the foil packets on the grill with the seam side up. Grill for about 15 -20 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the potatoes are fork tender. Be sure you don’t have your grill up to high, you don’t want the potatoes to burn before the chicken has cooked through.
11. Allow the packets to rest for 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

Grilled Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Here’s the handy printable.

Grilled Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

9 small yukon gold potatoes
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)
3 Tb olive oil, divided
1 Tb Dijon mustard
1 Tb whole grain mustard
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary
2 lemons
salt and pepper
2 Tb fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

1. Grab about 9 small potatoes. I used small yukon golds, because they have such a creamy texture and don't require all of the peels to be removed. Wash them well and peel about half of each potato.
2. Slice them as into 1/4 inch slices. You'll want to be sure they aren't too thick, that will make them take longer to cook through.
3. Take 4 large chicken breasts. Fillet each one by carefully sticking a sharp knife into the thickest portion of the breast and cutting it into two pieces. This will help the chicken stay tender and cook more quickly.
4. Into a small bowl combine 2 Tb olive oil, 1 Tb Dijon mustard, 1 Tb whole grain mustard, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp rosemary and the zest of 1 lemon. Mix well to combine and set aside.
5. Cut 8 (12 inch) squares of tin foil.
6. Place 1/8 of the potatoes into the center of each piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
7. Place a piece of chicken onto the potatoes.
8. Brush the front and back of the chicken with the mustard mixture.
9. Cover the chicken with two lemon slices and drizzle with just a bit of olive oil.
10. Fold the left and right sides of the foil up and onto the chicken. Bring the top and bottom sides of the foil up into the center, pinching them together. Roll this portion of the foil down until it comes close to the chicken, sealing them inside the packet.
10. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees. Carefully place the foil packets on the grill with the seam side up. Grill for about 15 -20 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the potatoes are fork tender. Be sure you don't have your grill up to high, you don't want the potatoes to burn before the chicken has cooked through.
11. Allow the packets to rest for 5 minutes. Open the packets and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2015/07/grilled-lemon-chicken-and-potatoes-in-foil/

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious

 



Post a comment!

6 Comments

  1. 1
    ella golightly
    July 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Jamie can I do these in the oven, do not grill.??
    Thank you for all your recipes
    love them all
    Ella

    • 2
      Jamie
      July 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Ella,
      You could totally bake these packets in the oven. The original recipe from Damn Delicious actually calls for baking, instead of grilling. Best of luck to you!
      ~Jamie

  2. 3
    July 7, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I live in an apartment building – no grill. Can this be made on the stove in a grill pan?

    • 4
      Jamie
      July 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Patricia,
      I would suggest baking them, so they are surrounded by heat instead of making them on a grill pan. Hope this helps!
      Best of luck!
      ~Jamie

  3. 5
    Jane
    July 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Looks like this would do just fine in a pre-heated oven at 350…

  4. 6
    Olivia Strout
    July 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I just made these for dinner on the barbecue and they were so tasty!

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

(Required)
(Required)

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>