Cooking Foils for Chicken Breasts


Cooking chicken breasts in foil is a quick, fool-proof method for moist, juicy chicken every time. The chicken cooks from the steam trapped inside the foil packets, allowing them to absorb flavor and moisture the entire time they're in the oven. While you can cook the chicken breasts by themselves in foil, you can just as easily prepare a whole meal. Top the chicken breasts with your favorite vegetables for a healthy, balanced meal and more flavorful chicken.

Things You'll Need

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cooking spray
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Rip aluminum foil into 12-inch squares. You will need a separate foil square for each chicken breast. Coat the shiny side of the foil with non-stick cooking spray.

  • Place a chicken breast in the center of the foil square. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add any spices or herbs to the chicken breast that you enjoy.

  • Top the chicken breasts with sliced or prepared vegetables. Sliced peppers.onions, canned corn, tomatoes, frozen vegetable medleys or jarred chunky salsa are quick, flavorful additions to this dish.

  • Fold the sides of the foil together over the chicken breast, crimping the edges together to create a tight seal. Crimp both ends together, as well.

  • Place the foil packet on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breast.

  • Remove baking sheet from oven. Allow the chicken to rest for five minutes before opening the packet. Transfer chicken and vegetables to a plate and serve immediately.

Tips & Warnings

  • Cut a small slit in the foil packet before opening them to minimize the risk of being burned by steam.

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