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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 little beauties 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!

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 hotdogs 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!


Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Foil Packets

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!

What healthy meals do you enjoy while out camping?




Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken

Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Packets

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Category: Entree


Healthy and delicious Tex Mex flavored chicken and white bean foil packets! Who knew that eating healthy while camping could be this easy?


  • 1 can of navy beans drained and rinsed, 15oz
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes drained, 10oz
  • 1 can of corn bits
  • 1 tbsp Mexican Spice Blend or more to taste!
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese Mexican blend

chopped green onion to top

  • 4 tin-foil squares about 18″ x 12″


  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!


  • Serving Size: 4

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.



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  • Reply
    April 25, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    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.

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    February 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    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!!

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    October 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm

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

  • Reply
    July 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Is there nutritional info available for this recipe?

  • Reply
    May 12, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Do you cook the chicken in the packet or separately?

  • Reply
    July 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

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

    • Reply
      July 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm

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

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    Kelcey Howatt
    July 14, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    LOL thank you, top rack it is!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    July 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    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.

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    Kelcey Howatt
    July 14, 2014 at 4:15 am

    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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