Meal of the Month: Chicken Fajitas & Rice in Foil

 

With summer heat arriving in full force, we’re loving easy foil-packet meals that can be made on the grill. Not only can you avoid heating up the kitchen, but foil-packet meals make clean-up easy and can allow each person to customize their own dinner.  With a few basic Alison’s Pantry products from your freezer, this recipe is a snap to whip up and your dinner guests will be enjoying tender chicken with sweet peppers and savory rice in no time. These Chicken Fajita with Rice packets can be cooked in the oven or on the grill.

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Chicken Fajitas & Rice in Foil
Southwestern flavor all wrapped up in the convenience of foil!
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Ingredients
  1. • 4 large sheets of aluminum foil
  2. • Vegalene
  3. • 2 Tablespoons Fajita Seasoning Mix (#1017)
  4. • 1 cup white Minute Rice (#1468)
  5. • 1 cup warm water
  6. • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (#5513)
  7. • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  8. • 2 cups Fajita Blend Seasoning (#2069)
  9. • 1 tablespoons Olive Oil
  10. • 1/4 cup shredded medium cheddar cheese (#1866)
  11. • 1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  12. • lime juice
  13. OPTIONAL GARNISHES
  14. • sliced avocados
  15. • sour cream
  16. • cilantro
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. 2. Spray foil sheets with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. 3. Prepare the Fajitas Seasoning Mix.
  4. 4. Combine rice, water, and 1 tablespoons fajitas seasoning mix in a bowl; stir until well incorporated.
  5. 5. Using a slotted spoon, divide the rice mixture evenly over each foil.
  6. 6. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and rub with some of the fajitas seasoning mix.
  7. 7. Place chicken over rice.
  8. 8. Arrange peppers and onions on the sides of each chicken breast.
  9. 9. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over all the ingredients.
  10. 10. Combine shredded cheeses and divide the cheese mixture evenly over each chicken breast.
  11. 11. Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
  12. 12. Transfer the foil packets to a large baking sheet.
  13. 13. Bake for 30 to 33 minutes, or until chicken's internal temperature reaches 165F.
  14. 14. Remove from oven and carefully open up the foils; put the packets under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes.
  15. 15. Remove from broiler.
  16. 16. Squeeze lime juice over food.
  17. 17. Garnish and serve.
  18. *Option- place on grill on medium low heat for 30-45 min until chicken is cooked and vegetables are tender.
Notes
  1. Adapted From
Alisons Pantry Nourish Blog http://blog.alisonspantry.com/

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