Foil-Packet Rice with Chorizo and Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Frozen rice is a versatile shortcut ingredient and the key to these flavorful foil packs. The rice is layered in while still frozen to provide a buffer of time that keeps it from overcooking. As the rice thaws, the other ingredients start cooking and lightly char and then the rice can absorb all the bubbling liquids and rendering inside the pack.



  1. Preheat a grill to medium. Toss the rice, bell pepper, chorizo, olives, tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Add the scallions, reserving 2 tablespoons of the green parts for topping.
  2. Tear off four 18-inch-long sheets of heavy-duty foil. Divide the rice mixture among the foil sheets. Add the chicken to the empty bowl along with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, the paprika, oregano, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Toss to coat. 
  3. Put the chicken on top of the rice mixture (3 pieces per packet). Bring the short ends of the foil together and fold twice to seal, then fold in the sides to form packets.
  4. Grill the foil packets, flipping occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes. Remove from the grill and let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Carefully open the packets. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and reserved scallion greens.