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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 426.6
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 120.3 mg
  • Sodium: 716.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 41.8 g

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Foil Pack Chicken

Submitted by: GADABOUT2

Introduction

Adapted from a Kraft Magazine Recipe Adapted from a Kraft Magazine Recipe
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    3 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1 pkg taco seasoning
    3 small red or golden potatoes
    6 T salsa
    3/4 cup shredded Mexican style cheese or sub
    3 T sour cream for topping

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay out 3 large sheets of foil. Slice each potato thinly, and lay out one on each foil. Shake chicken in bag with taco seasoning, and place atop potatoes. Next, top with 2 T salsa on eah chicken, then 1/4 cup cheese on each.
Bring up foil sides and double fold and roll down. Bring up ends and double fold to seal. Place in a baking dish large enough to fit them all.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Let stand 5 mins, then vent foil packet before opening. Serve with dollop of sour cream.

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GADABOUT2.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was very good and easy to make. After reading some of the comments here prior to trying it out I cooked the potatoes a little bit in the microwave first and I used Low sodium taco seasoning instead of regular and low fat sour cream.
    Very Good --- will make it again! - 11/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OMG! in the beginning i was a little scepticale...but i loved it! I added a few baby carrots to each packet and only used 1/2 a package of taco seasoning & 1/2 a slice of kraft single yellow cheese for each. I added a small lettuce salad and 2 tbsp. of fat free 1000 island dressing. IT WAS O SO GOOD - 1/19/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very easy, moist. A little too much taco seasoning, but very good! Will make again. - 2/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good! Loved it! - 1/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I skipped the taco seasoning and tossed the breasts with my own spice medley (less sodium!) .... fast, easy, and oh so good! Will definitely make again. I love meals that practically make themselves!! :) - 10/29/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This makes a great camp-out meal. We always to tin foil dinner's while there. This was a great alternative. It was by far the best we've done.
    We just put the food in heavy duty foil. We then put the packets in some hot coals, on the side of the open fire pit at our campsite. - 8/31/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! Cooked it a little longer on a lower setting for the last half hour. Everything was done perfectly. thanks - 8/30/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family and I LOVE this recipe! It is so easy to make and easy to clean up too! Followed the recipe to a "T" and loved it as is - 6/25/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cooked this on our outdoor grill rather than the oven, since it was 92 degrees out! I did not pre-cook the potatoes & they came out great ~ the only change I might make when I make this again (& I will!) is I will add more salsa. My whole family enjoyed this ~ thank you! - 6/22/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy to make! The chicken was very moist and tasty My husband loved it. Next time I will microwave the sliced potatos a minute before I put them in the foil as they were a little hard when I cooked them the recomennded amout of time. - 6/4/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and good, but my oven isn't consistent so I had to cook it much longer than recommended to get the potatoes done. Will definitely do this one again! Thanks for the recipe! - 5/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! My new favorite chicken recipe. I added mushrooms & onions. - 4/21/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was good, but I felt it might of needed a little something more. I will probably make it again. :) - 4/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and very tasty. - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    DH and I both loved this one, very easy to throw together when short on time. Will be making again and again for sure!
    **update**
    I make this on a regular basis, it is easy & quick. I've diced, quarted & juilene the potatoes.. juliene seems to work best. Still love this meal. Also up'd my rating! - 3/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy to make. It's nice to have the whole meal taken care of all at once. - 2/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty meal and chicken moist! - 2/3/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've been in a cooking slump, made this one and I was pleasantly surprised. The chicken was very moist. Thanks - 1/19/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This meal was great! I just used low sodium taco seasoning. My family enjoyed it! - 1/18/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for supper tonight and realy liked it. The chicken was tasty and very moist. will definately make it again. - 1/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was an awesome treat, and we will have it again at our table, our different take on it was, we use 6oz cauliflower per breast instead of potatoes to help cut some of the carb, and once done cooking in the foil, we put it in a small glass pryex dish, then added cheese and broiled it. YUMMY!! - 1/15/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this dish. I have made it several times now. One of my favorite variations was to use a spicy seasoning salt instead of the taco seasoning. It was easier when making only 1 or 2 servings. I found I was using a bit less, so that really helped to control the sodium content. - 1/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've never understood foil wrapped food, except on a campfire or on a grill. Mostly because it seems all the tasty drippings are caught in the twists of the wrapping. I'd like to try this, but I think it will be in a flat pan with a tight top. Is there lo-salt taco seasoning? - 1/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made my own variations of this with black beans, corn, bell pepper, and a dab of BBQ sauce. Qucik easy and the chicken is VERY moist. - 1/14/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this one before and it was really good, think when i make again though i try and find low sodiom taco seasoning, not that its a big amount but i need to cut mine back(high pressure here). Thanks for reminding me about this one. - 1/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. - 1/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. The fat content looks kind of high though.
    As far as the salt, maybe low sodium taco seasoning would work better for those who thought it was too salty. - 1/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My whole family loved this! I recommend not adding the cheese until you take it out of the oven. We will definitely be having this again soon. - 1/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great. Just made it today. I love mexican taste & this hit the spot. Even my picky son ate it. Yea! - 12/21/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    not a huge fan, really salty. disappointed not what i thought it was going to be like. - 12/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! It is very quick and easy, but delicious! It's also quite adaptable--I use less taco seasoning, as some suggest, and usually leave out the potatoes but add other veggies--basically whatever I have available. You can also vary the meat. - 12/12/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not pleasant to look at and cheese was very messy in the foil. I think this would be better made in a skillet with cheese added on top after plating. Wouldn't need as much cheese that way and would save fat & Calories. - 12/1/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious, I'll have to try this - 11/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I skipped the foil and placed in a slowcooker.. worked great ! A lille much using the entire package of taco seasoning a tbls per breast would have been enough.
    - 11/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome! I did not pre-cook the potatoes, as some postings suggested, and had no problems with being undercooked. My very picky hubby even loved it! He's already asking for the leftovers! - 11/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super duper yum! Took my big fat chicken breasts 40-45 minutes to bake, but even my picky son who doesn't eat salsa or tomatoes (always picks them out) and isn't too fond of potatoes ate every single bite!!! - 11/25/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I cooked this tonite for my parents and brother and it was amazing!!! My brother is a chef and even he was impressed with it! I will absolutely be making this recipe again! Delicious! - 11/24/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is now one of my regulars. it's quick to prep and satisfying to eat! - 11/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was delicious. - 11/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. The chicken was so juicy and flavorful. I think I'll try it with ranch dressing mix next time like someone mentioned. - 11/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    thank you im going to make this to night it sounds grate - 11/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    As another poster suggested, I used dry ranch flavoring rather than taco seasoning and WOW was this incredible! I didn't even need the sour cream. Hubby & I both loved it. - 11/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made this tonight and it was awesome! I bypassed the potatoes because my hubby is watching his carb intake,i served it with low carb tortillas and cut the chicken up and made like a fajita.thank you for such a great idea...i would have never thought about using taco seasoning like that! - 11/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I boiled the potatoes before putting into package as others had advised and they were perfect. The chicken was very flavorful and moist. The presentation wasn't as pretty as hoped, but the taste was great. - 11/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make something very similar with Salmon packets. Yum! - 11/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This will be a go-to recipe for me. It's easy and uses ingredients that I almost always have stocked in the kitchen. It was very good. At first I thought it was so-so but then I realized I had forgotten the dallop of sour cream which made all the difference! Yum. - 11/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Easy to make, even my 9 yr old was able to help with most of the recipe. - 11/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used a Ranch packet since my mother does not like taco seasoning. It was GREAT!! Very Flavorful. I also cooked a little longer (about 1 hr) to get the potatoes a bit softer. - 11/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I served this to my family and everyone loved it. It's easy to make and the presentation is beautiful....I recommend! - 11/17/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night for dinner and it was awesome. Next time I might skip the potatoes and either serve it over rice or cut up the chicken and put in a tortilla. - 11/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. My husband even liked it!!! I will definately make it again. - 11/15/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Cant wait to try this sounds so good and also not much cleanup later by using foil - 11/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Easy, Simple, and Delicious! I added a little fat free Ranch to mine to top it off! - 11/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe tonight. Keep in mind, I have no culinary/domestic skills to speak of... and I screwed it up a little, but it still turned out wonderfully. Thanks! - 11/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so yummy! My first recipe to make since I joined Sparkle today. So easy to make I popped it in the oven and went out for my 30 min walk. - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is great!! My only problem is wanting more!! - 11/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVE IT!!!!!!! - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and delicious! - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good and simple. I used a low sodium taco seasoning. It took about 15-20 minutes longer to cook, but the chicken was moist and tender. - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. Any seasoning of your choice WOWS this recipe. You might want to pre cook the potatoes if you don't like them crunchy. - 11/10/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was looking for something simple and easy, not requiring a lot of ingredients. This was great! Delicious! The chicken came out really moist and flavorful. Yum!! - 11/10/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    so easy. so delisous. - 11/10/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This turned out really good. I didn't have salsa, so I used taco sauce and it was just as good. I also added dried cilantro to the taco seasoning when flavoring the chicken. Delicious! I left out the sour cream to lower the caloric intake though. - 11/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband isn't big into chicken and he loved it!!! - 11/9/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    we all loved this. it was so easy to make and very good. - 11/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loved this!!!!!! This was so easy to make and very tasty, thanks. - 11/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! SO easy and SO much flavor. I loved it and so did my family, even my picky daughter! Thank you. - 11/5/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We Love it!!!!! Thanks, it's so easy and so tasty and did I say, easy? LOL - 11/3/08

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  • Love it! - 7/12/12

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  • I took advise from previous posters and part-boiled the potatoes before slicing. I also sprayed the foil to stop it sticking. I used Cajun seasoning and it was a delicious and easy dinner. Will definitely make again. - 2/10/11

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  • Yummy but some of the potatoes were still a little hard. - 11/9/10

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  • Tried this last night and it was EXCELLENT!!!! - 9/22/10

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  • This was super, very filling, i added onions with the potatoes on the foil (super flavor) and didn't even need the sour cream, excellent for a full easy meal. Thank you - 8/3/10

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  • Whole family loved it, Will definitely make again. Used reduced fat cheese and sour cream to lower to calorie count.
    Great meal! Thanks - 7/13/10

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  • The chicken tasted great, had a problem with the potatoes sticking to the bottom of the foil & the cheese sticking to the top though. Also I microwaved the potatoes for 1 minute before but I guess they needed more time, they still weren't completely done after baking for 35 min. Thanks for sharing! - 3/23/10

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  • This was really good and easily adapted to serving 1 person. I will be adding this to my favorites! - 1/29/10

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  • Great. I only used 1/2 packet of taco mix on 4 chicken breasts 7 1 tblsp of salsa per packet. We loved it & will defanitely make again. - 1/24/10

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  • I just finished this dish and I was pleasantly surprised! I had high hopes for it and it delivered. I would definitely pre-cook the potatoes next time, but with that little tweak, this will be a regular dinner for me, I think! My husband is eating it too! - 11/16/08

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  • Soooooo yummy, and VERY easy. I love it that you didn't have to scrub pots and pans! This will be one of my new regular meals for sure. Thanks for sharing! - 11/16/08

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  • I am going to make it tonight.. It sounds great thanks - 11/10/08

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  • sounds pretty good, may have to try this one! - 11/6/08

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  • I'm definitely going to make this again - 11/1/08

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