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Cheesy Ranch Chicken Foil Packets are super easy to put together for a make ahead meal that can be cooked on the grill, in the oven, and is great for camping, picnics, and barbecues!

Cheesy ranch chicken foil packet with veggies

Foil packets, also known as tin foil dinners, make the perfect summer meals. You put them together ahead of time and cook when ready. They can be cooked in the oven, on a grill, or even on an open fire which makes them perfect for camping. And you know those grills at the park? These are perfect for them too! They are self contained so you don’t have to worry about how gross the grill is. Does anyone else worry about that? 

This recipe is all about the sauce. This flavorful ranch sauce tenderizes the meat and brings a lot of flavor to both the chicken and the veggies. And who doesn’t love ranch? It’s a classic flavor combination for a reason.

  • Vegetable Options for Cheesy Ranch Chicken Foil Packets:

    This recipe is also easily customizable for picky eaters. You can mix and match veggies to your liking. Zucchini, carrots, even whole cloves of garlic would work well in a tin foil packet.
  • Potato Tips:

    When using potatoes, be sure to cut your potatoes into small pieces (less than 1/2 inch) so that they cook at the same rate as the chicken. If you leave the potato pieces too big, you’re going to be left with a part crunchy and raw potato, and nobody likes that. 
  • Campfire Cooking Instructions:

    Place on hot coals and cook for 20-30 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until meat is cooked through and veggies are tender.  

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cheesy ranch foil packet with veggies on top
Cheesy Ranch Chicken Foil Packets are super easy to put together for a make ahead meal that can be cooked on the grill, in the oven, and is great for camping, picnics, and barbecues!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 pound red potatoes sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  • Lay out 4 pieces of aluminum foil, approximately 14x18 inches each. Lay 1 piece of chicken onto each piece of foil. Divide potatoes, red bell peppers, onions, and broccoli amongst the foil packets and lay next to the chicken.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together ranch dressing, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, and lemon juice. Drizzle mixture evenly over each of the foil packets.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese over chicken and veggies. Wrap up foil packets to close.
  • Oven: 375 degrees, 35-40 minutes; Grill: 400 degrees, 20-25 minutes.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Vitamin C: 90.6mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ranch Chicken Foil Packets
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Kelly m
April 25, 2020 3:19 pm

5 stars
We make this several times throughout the summer! So so good! I add chopped bacon to it. One of our favorite recipes

Marcie
June 19, 2018 4:31 pm

Could these be frozen after preparing to then pack in a cooler for camping?

Diana A.
October 12, 2020 6:26 pm

5 stars
Amazingly delicious. Reduced Worcester sauce to eliminate “bite”. Loaded with a variety of veggies. Made a separate packet of extra veggies only in extra sauce. Will definitely make again.

martha skala
October 3, 2020 6:08 am

Has anyone done this NOT in foil but in a baking dish?? Covered I’m sure?

August 27, 2020 7:36 pm

Ya the timing and/or temp is definitely off on this. I pulled the chicken out after 40 mins and it was fine but the 1/4 in cut red potatoes and baby carrots were way underdone. Left the carrots and potatoes in for another 20, and they still weren’t done. Gonna have to tweek the temp next time. Taste is amazing though.

Diana Gossett
August 2, 2020 8:41 pm

3 stars
The flavor was really good but everything was undercooked for me after only being in the oven 30 minutes so I put it back in for 10 more. That fully cooked the chicken but the cut baby red potatoes are still not cooked and I’ve stuck them in separately after everything else for extra 20 minutes, still under cooked so they went back in at 450 for 30 more minutes. Pretty sure they are cooked now.

Angela
May 13, 2020 3:55 pm

5 stars
how long can you marinate this? overnight?

Melissa
June 8, 2018 7:12 am

Could I make this with bone in skin on chicken???

May 27, 2018 10:30 am

Hey there! Your recipe reads “sliced thin red potatoes” but the photo has the potatoes quartered. Which should I do? Thanks!

Michelle Orton
April 16, 2018 5:02 pm

Do you use prepared ranch or a ranch packet

Michelle Orton
April 16, 2018 7:27 pm

Thank you

Tory
September 24, 2017 5:15 pm

Your written directions says 400 degrees on grill but your video says 500???

Shella Taylor
August 17, 2017 6:33 pm

5 stars
This sauce is amazing!! Thanks for adding a treasure to my arsenal!

Elizabeth Davis
July 13, 2017 9:34 am

Could you cook this in a crockpot, if so how long and on high or low. Thanks.

Kenzie W
June 26, 2017 11:13 am

My fiance and I are trying these tonight on the grill! I’m so excited! They look delicious.

Olivia
June 12, 2017 4:31 pm

Made these with family and it’s an excellent eat for the summer!! Making them again tonight and doing veggies only for meatless Monday!! Love this sauce! Thank you for sharing!

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