Healthy Grilled Chicken-and-Rice Foil Packs

If you're looking to grill something besides burgers and dogs on your next campout, this low-fat chicken dinner will do the trick. Be sure[ to use converted rice instead of regular for this recipe (each grain contains tiny pinholes so it cooks faster than conventional rice). If you're in the wilderness, wash out your pie dish after dinner and use it to pan for gold.]

Total Time:
40 min
20 min
20 min

4 servings

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup converted rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno slices, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Special equipment: four 8-inch disposable foil pie pans and heavy duty foil

  • Prepare a grill for medium heat.

  • Put the chicken, beans, rice, salsa, pickled jalapenos, tomato paste, chili powder, turmeric and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and toss to combine. Divide the chicken-rice mixture evenly among the pie pans, spreading it out in an even layer. Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into each pie pan.

  • Cover each pan tightly with foil. Put the pans on the grill, close the grill lid and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the grill and let rest for a few minutes.

  • Carefully remove the foil from each pan (hot steam will escape). The liquid should be absorbed, the rice tender and the chicken cooked through. Sprinkle each with some scallions.

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If you don't have foil pie pans, use four 12-by-12-inch pieces of heavy duty foil instead. Put the filling and broth in the center of each, gather up the sides and fold and crimp tightly to seal.

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