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Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Foil Packets

Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken

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Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Foil Packets
Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Foil Packets

You CAN eat healthy while camping! Who knew? These Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Foil Packets were an absolute, 110% hit with the family.  Chicken foil packets are the way to go when camping! Of course my daughter’s had no spice, but other than that, we were good to go! My son wolfed this down and Mike and I couldn’t believe how delicious this was! It doesn’t even feel like a healthy meal, and those are the best kind!

How to Make Chicken Foil Packets

  • Combine all ingredients, excepting the cheese and green onion, in a large bowl.
  • Place 1/4 of the mixture on each foil square, then fold up the tinfoil so that the mixture won’t leak while turning the packet over the fire.
  • Place on a BBQ grill or the grate over a campfire and cook for 20-25 minutes, turning the packets occasionally so that everything is cooked evenly.
  • When the chicken has been cooked thoroughly, remove from the fire and cool slightly.
  • Turn out the foil packets onto a plate, top with cheese and green onion.

We all know that we eat like crap when we are camping.  Cookies. Cinnamon buns. Hobo pies over the fire. Marshmallows and S’Mores. The list is endless of junk food that we eat out at the trailer. This year we are going to be spending a LOT more time out there and I refuse to feed the kids hot dogs and marshmallows when we are at the lake. I’ve been concocting more healthy camping meals already on the two weekends we were out there and this one will be on the menu all summer long!

More Camping Recipes

So while I love my cereal bars and my campfire desserts, we have to eat more like this when we are out there, and then I can sneak in those desserts now and then! camping. What healthy meals do you enjoy while out camping?

Love,

Karlynn

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Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Packets

Healthy and delicious Tex Mex flavored bean and chicken foil packets! Who knew that eating healthy while camping could be this easy?
3.71 from 27 votes
Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Course
Entree
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
179
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can navy beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 10/11 oz can mini corn or niblets
  • 1 tbsp Mexican Spice Blend or more to taste!
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese Mexican blend
  • chopped green onion to top
  • 4 tin-foil squares about 18" x 12"

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, excepting the cheese and green onion, in a large bowl.
  2. Place 1/4 of the mixture on each foil square, then fold up the tinfoil so that the mixture won't leak while turning the packet over the fire.
  3. Place on a BBQ grill or the grate over a campfire and cook for 20-25 minutes, turning the packets occasionally so that everything is cooked evenly.
  4. When the chicken has been cooked thoroughly, remove from the fire and cool slightly.
  5. Turn out the foil packets onto a plate, top with cheese and green onion.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These make take more or less time to cook depending on your campfire!

You can also do these on the BBQ or in your oven at 375 °F.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 179kcal, Protein: 27g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 228mg, Potassium: 430mg, Vitamin A: 2.5%, Vitamin C: 1.6%, Calcium: 9.8%, Iron: 2.8%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Lisa A Spencer says

    Umm never seen Navy beans used in texmex, maybe sub black beans???

  2. Caitie says

    Do I leave the chicken breaths whole? Or do I chop it up?

  3. megan bartee says

    can you do this in a camp fire? Like without a grate?

  4. chack1work says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe Karlynn.

    For a slightly different flavor(s), you could substitute the can of tomatoes with a can of Rotel (canned tomatoes with green chile peppers) or the canned tomatoes that already have garlic and Italian herb blends (basil, oregano, & thyme), etc.  Our local Aldi store occasionally sells canned tomatoes that has corn & okra added.

  5. Alisa says

    My kids picked this recipe out for dinner last night. We LOVED it! We baked it in the oven 450 degrees for a little under 20 minutes. The chicken was so tender and tasty. It was so fun to have the kids make their own packets.  Thank you!!

  6. poll1959 says

    Looks good, We’are definitely going to try this!

  7. Selena says

    Is there nutritional info available for this recipe?

  8. BekkyCampbell says

    Do you cook the chicken in the packet or separately?

  9. Terrichalmers says

    Would I be able to cook this a oven? Really want to try this but I have no BBQ 🙁

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      Terrichalmers You sure can! Just make it at 375 degrees on the middle rack! 

  10. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Either or. If you are forgetful, top rack LOL! Also, it depends on the BBQ. If you know the bottom is rather undependable heat-wise, use the top.

  11. Kelcey Howatt says

    My kitchen skills have yet to translate well onto the bbq. Do you typically put your foil packet on the top rack of your bbq, or onto the main grill?

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