BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

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These easy 5-ingredient BBQ Chicken Foil Packets can be baked in the oven or made on the grill! An easy meal-in-one and the best part, easy cleanup!

These easy 5-ingredient BBQ Chicken Foil Packets can be baked in the oven or made on the grill! An easy meal-in-one and the best part, easy cleanup!
BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

These BBQ Chicken Foil Packets are delicious, made with seasoned chicken, your favorite BBQ sauce and frozen veggies. Get dinner on the table with little prep and easy clean up! Chances are, you probably have all these ingredients!

These easy 5-ingredient BBQ Chicken Foil Packets can be baked in the oven or made on the grill! An easy meal-in-one and the best part, easy cleanup!

I love foil packet meals for convenient weeknight dinners to throw on the grill or make in the oven. You can prep them ahead and refrigerate until ready to cook. My preferred foil for foil packet meals is Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil which has a heavier gauge foil, perfect so you don’t have to worry about breaking or tearing, even with heavier foods and it protects food over direct heat.

I wanted to keep this as simple as possible, and knowing it’s not easy to get fresh produce I am sure many of you have your freezer stocked with frozen veggies. See below with easy modifications.

BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Chicken – I used drumsticks and thighs but if you prefer white meat, replace the two pieces with one larger on the bone breast, with the skin removed.

Veggies – For the veggies, I used frozen mixed vegetables here, which taste so good from the juices of the chicken and BBQ sauce as it cooks. For variations, you can also use peas and carrots or corn instead.

BBQ Sauce – Use your favorite brand of BBQ sauce, or use your own homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce.

Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil is also available in a wider 18-inch roll, great for larger foil packets to throw on the grill.

How To Make A Foil Packet

  • Tear off an 18” sheet of foil.
  • Center the food on the foil sheet.
  • Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food.
  • Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside.
  • Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet.
  • Bake or grill as instructed.

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BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

241 Cals 29 Protein 16.5 Carbs 5.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
These easy 5-ingredient BBQ Chicken Foil Packets can be baked in the oven or made on the grill! An easy meal-in-one and the best part, easy cleanup!

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces chicken drumsticks and thighs, on the bone, skinned
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce, divided
  • optional chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  • 4 pieces Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, 12 x 18 inches

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat or the oven to 425F.
  • Cut four large 18 x 12-inch pieces of foil and layout on a flat surface.
  • Place 3/4 cup frozen mixed veggies in the center of each piece of foil.
  • Season chicken with salt, garlic powder and paprika. Brush both sides of the chicken with 1/4 cup BBQ sauce and place 2 pieces (1 drumstick, 1 thigh) in the middle of each foil packet.
  • Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food. Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside. Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet tight, so no steam escapes.

To Grill the Foil Packets:

  • Place foil packets onto a preheated grill over medium-high heat and grill, covered over indirect heat for 50 to 55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and chicken reaches an internal temp of 160F when tested with an instant read thermometer.
  • Remove from the grill and carefully open the foil packets. Brush chicken with reserved BBQ sauce and cook uncovered 5 minutes more. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Bake Foil Packets in the Oven:

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Place foil packets on a baking sheet and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and tender and reaches an internal temp of 160F with an instant read thermometer.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven. Carefully open foil and brush the chicken with remaining BBQ sauce, bake 5 minutes uncovered and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1packet, Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.5g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 5.5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 1.5mg, Sodium: 669mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 14.5g
WW Points Plus: 6
Keywords: BBQ Chicken, foil packet meals, foil packet recipes, foil packet recipes for grill, foil packet recipes for oven

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45 comments

  1. hubby loves these when we don’t barbecue something. Very easy but I use fresh veggies that I have on hand, tonight it was carrots, broccoli, red bell pepper, zucchini and corn. Yum. Thanks again for another keeper.

    • Made this today.
      Used frozen California Medley and added frozen corn. We loved it!! Thank you for this great easy recipe!

  2. Super easy! I used boneless chicken breasts and instead of frozen veggies, I added sliced onion and red and orange bell peppers. I seasoned the chicken with salt, onion powder and garlic powder before spooning on the BBQ sauce. To lower calories/sugar, I only used about 1 1/2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. The chicken breasts were huge.  This was so flavorful and will make this again!

  3. This is gooood. I don’t know why I don’t cook more stuff in foil packets! It’s one of the most fool-proof ways to cook. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and the meat was so tender and flavorful. It makes a lovely broth inside the packet. I made some little potatoes in the air fryer along with this, and I just served the contents of the packet, broth and all, over the potatoes. It ended up being like a really hearty stew. Definitely keeping this one in rotation.

  4. I love this recipe is very easy and easy to clean up too I don’t eat dark meat so we did Boneless skinless breast and it turned out phenomenal very tender very flavorable my husband loved it especially with the Barbecue and vegetables wrapped in the foil

  5. It was really tasty. I reduce the BBQ sauce
    quantity to avoid having too much calories in the dish. I took half BBQ sauce and spreaded a bit of water before baking.
    The dish was not dry and it was tasty. Will recommend!

  6. Super easy and super yummy.

  7. Such an easy to make dinner and so delicious!!! Definitely a keeper

  8. I have fresh black eyed peas from my garden and wondering if those could be used in the packet (along with corn). Would the peas need to be cooked halfway and then added? Thanks for the advice. 

  9. We enjoyed this! I agree that the veggies come out a little greasy since the chicken is cooking on top of it, but it’s not the worst thing in the world. It would be awesome for a camping trip!

  10. Made this today for lunch and tomorrow’s leftovers. So delicious! Easy to prep and threw it in the oven while I played D&D. I used Fresh Market’s honey bbq sauce and b/s chicken thighs.

  11.  Hi Gina! I was wondering how far in advance can I prepare these before cooking? Thanks so much! 

  12. Made these last night ant they were so GOOD and quick to put together!
    My only comment/question is this – how do I make the chicken skin crispier?
    Thank you for the recipe Gina!

  13. This recipe was a miss for us.  The vegetables were basically boiled in the grease from the chicken which pooled at the bottom of the packet. The chicken itself was flavor-less. Anything will taste good w bbq sauce on it. It wasn’t the worst thing I’ve made, but I won’t make it again. We still love Skinnytaste, tho!