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Grilled Barbecue Chicken & Veggies [in foil]

Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

 Ingredients

  • 8 aluminum foil sheets large enough to wrap around one chicken breast
  • 4 (4-ounces each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2-cup barbecue sauce (use your favorite)
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 red, green or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 8 asparagus spears
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

[if cooking in the oven, directions are below]

    1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
    2. For each foil pack, prepare two sheets of aluminum foil; place the sheets one on top of the other for durability.
    3. Place one chicken breast on each stacked pair of foil sheets; season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
    4. Brush each chicken breast with 1 to 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce.
    5. Divide equally and arrange vegetables around each chicken breast; season with salt and pepper.
    6. Drizzle chicken and vegetables with little olive oil.
    7. Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
    8. Transfer foil packets to the preheated grill rack and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done, turning once.
    9. Chicken is done when thermometer reads 165 F or the inside is no longer pink.
    10. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes.
    11. Serve.
IF COOKING IN THE OVEN:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Prepare chicken as directed above.
  3. Seal the packets closed and transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until done.
  5. Remove from oven and let stand few minutes.
  6. Serve.

Recipe Credit: DIETHOOD

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