This Family Size Barbecue Chicken Tin Foil Dinner came about because there’s something about dinner cooked in tin foil that gets my kids all excited.
I can’t blame them, I love things a little more when they’ve been cooked in tin foil too.
Some people call these Hobo Dinners or Foil Packet Dinners. We call them Tin Foil Dinners and they are one of our favorite meals to make when we go camping….which isn’t often so we also like to make them at home with a fire pit.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a fire pit or a huge pile of fire wood at our new house like we did at our last residence so we haven’t been able to do tin foil dinners on the fire, this summer/fall, like we prefer to do. But we’ve been doing the second best option and cooking giant ones in the oven.
I could do individual ones for us and still cook them in the oven and everyone would still get excited, but I am thrifty to the core and doing it this way saves on the tin-foil usage…..so this is how we do….
There are basically hundreds of combinations you can do this way. We usually just do the traditional style with ground beef and assorted veggies, but this time I decided to try using chicken and flavoring it with our favorite barbecue sauce.
It turned out really yummy and the combination of ingredients worked well so I thought I would share the recipe with y’all.
Here a a few pictures of how to lay out your foil and start the layering process.
- 1½ lbs chicken cut into small pieces
- 5-6 medium sized red potatoes, sliced thinly
- 1 large onion, sliced thinly
- 1-2 stalks celery, sliced
- 1 small green pepper, diced
- 30-40 baby carrots, cut in fourths or fifths
- 2 cups green beans. frozen or fresh
- 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce + ⅓ cup water thoroughly mixed together
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil or (butter, cut in small pieces)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Put two 3 feet pieces of tin foil down side by side in a 9x13 pan. Put another large sheet over them horizontally, see picture above in post.
- spray the foil (where the food will be placed) with a light coating of cooking spray, sprinkle it with salt and pepper and drizzle a little of the thinned barbecue sauce over it.
- Start by putting ⅓ of the onion, celery and green pepper down, add ⅓ of the potatoes, carrots and green beans. Salt and pepper generously. Next add ⅓ of the chicken and drizzle with ⅓ of the remaining barbecue sauce. Repeat layers until ingredients are all used. Don't forget to generously salt and pepper as you go.
- Drizzle olive oil or put butter pieces on top layer
- Take the two ends of the horizontal piece of foil and bring them together and tightly fold/roll the foil down until it is tightly touching the ingredients. Do the same with the two pieces of foil (see picture above in post)
- Make sure it is sealed tightly and place in 350 degree oven for two hours or until everything is cooked through and tender.