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Quick-fix BBQ Foil Dinner for College Students

Posted: July 18, 2017 | Author: Abigail Wyatt | Read Time: 1 minutes

Impress your friends with this fun, savory twist on barbecue chicken. It takes just five minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to cook, and the best part is that you can eat right out of the foil wrap to avoid dirty dishes. With unlimited creative potential, this is a meal you can prepare over and over without getting bored. Switch out potatoes and carrots for green peppers, summer squash, or onions. Be creative!

Chicken is a good supply of protein and source of vitamins and minerals that helps regulate digestion, diabetes and heart disorders. When cooking chicken for this recipe, make sure it has the same thickness throughout by pounding or slicing the chicken breasts after thawing.

Estimated cost: $2.50

Prep time: 40 minutes

Estimated calories per person: 425 (540 with cheese)

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 thin boneless, skinless chicken breast, thawed
  • 1 potato, sliced thin
  • 1 carrot, sliced thin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • Can add other vegetables as desired, slice thin

Tip 1: Make sure vegetables are sliced thin. If they’re too thick the chicken will cook before the veggies are done.

Tip 2: Make sure you have tin foil.

Recipe:

  1. Cut a large square out of tin foil.
  2. Place 1 Tbsp barbecue sauce in the center of foil square.
  3. Place chicken breast over sauce.
  4. Spread 1 Tbsp barbecue sauce on top of the chicken.
  5. Top with potatoes, carrots and any other vegetables.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Fold and seal foil over chicken.
  8. Bake on a baking sheet at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
  9. Open foil packet gently and sprinkle cheese on top (optional).

To learn more about healthy recipe ideas, contact the SUU Nutrition Department, or register for a nutrition class.

Happy eating!

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