Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken


Sharing is caring!

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy here.

Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken is a quick and easy meal that can be thrown together in minutes and then grilled to perfection. It is a complete meal all in one little pouch.

Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken.

This Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken seals in the juices during baking to keep the herbed chicken moist and tender. The tidy cooking method is perfect for the grill.

MORE BASICS FOR COOKING CHICKEN YOU MIGHT LIKE

How to Grill Chicken | How to Cook Chicken Breasts| How to Boil Chicken


What We Love About This Chicken Recipe

  • 30 Minute Meal: Grill the meal for 30 minutes and the entire meal is complete.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the refrigerator. It is such a quick and easy meal idea.
  • Family Friendly: This meal is packed with flavor and the meat is tender.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, or low calorie.
Ingredients for Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken.

Ingredient Notes for Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Chicken Breasts: Use two to three boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Potatoes: Baby red potatoes, quartered
  • Asparagus: One bunch of fresh asparagus

Marinade:

  • Honey: Adds a sticky sweetness to the chicken
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: An acid that marinates the chicken
  • Soy Sauce: A low sodium sauce can also be used for this chicken
  • Nature’s Seasoning: Or use another seasoning blend that you enjoy
  • Fresh Parsley: Makes a great fresh addition to the marinade
  • Butter: Salted or unsalted butter makes a rich sauce
Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken next to a black and white checkered cloth.

Equipment Needed for Honey Chicken

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Grill

How to Make Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken

These are the basic steps for making honey garlic chicken. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: MARINADE

First, in a bowl whisk the marinade ingredients together and place chicken in the marinade. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

STEP 2: PREP

Meanwhile, cut the asparagus and the potatoes and then place chicken in center of doubled foil sheets. 1-2 per pouch. Place potatoes and asparagus around the chicken. Pour marinade over chicken and vegetables.

a collage of 4 images showing the steps needed to make Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken.

STEP 3: GRILL

Finally, close the foil pouch and place on grill over high heat for 20-30 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Lastly, open pouch and let rest.

Prep and Storage Tips for Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The marinade can be made days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the dish. Also, allow the chicken to marinate for several hours if necessary.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container or wrapped well in aluminum foil for up to four days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the foil packets in aluminum foil for up to four months, place in the refrigerator overnight to thaw and then grill per the directions below in the recipe card.

Frequently Asked Questions about Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Really this recipe is a very healthy option, but you can make it low carb or low sodium if necessary. Trade the potatoes for sweet potatoes or other vegetables.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT SEASONINGS?

Of course, you can use a spicy fajita seasoning, or a delicious Garlic and Herb Seasoning Blend.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make a lot of these pouches for a party or a cookout.

WHAT OTHER VEGETABLES WOULD BE GOOD IN THESE POUCHES?

Zucchini, squash, mushrooms or green beans are just a few vegetables you can put in these pouches.

closeup of a piece of Honey Garlic Chicken on a fork with the rest of the foil packet blurred in the background.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Short cut tip: Prep the vegetables in advance and have them ready to cook.
  • Variation tip: Use these convenient Amazon.com : Aluminum Foil Grill Bag.
  • Alternate ingredient: Any veggie that you want for the grill.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Place these pouches in the oven and cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Did you try this recipe?
Click below to leave a review and rating!

Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken

Christina Hitchcock
Foil Packet Honey Garlic Chicken is a quick and easy meal that can be thrown together in minutes and then grilled to perfection. It is a complete meal all in one little pouch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 474 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes quartered bag
  • 1 asparagus bunch
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon nature’s seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons butter

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl whisk the marinade ingredients together and place chicken in the marinade. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Cut asparagus stalks in half.
  • Place chicken in center of doubled foil sheets. 1-2 per pouch.
  • Place potatoes and asparagus around the chicken.
  • Pour marinade over chicken and vegetables.
  • Close the foil pouch and place on grill over high heat for 20-30 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
  • Open pouch and let rest.

Notes

 
  • Short cut tip: Prep the vegetables in advance and have them ready to cook.
  • Variation tip: Use these convenient Amazon.com : Aluminum Foil Grill Bag 
  • Alternate ingredient: Any veggie that you want for the grill.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Place these pouches in the oven and cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 29gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 736mgPotassium: 1303mgFiber: 4gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 361IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Packet Meal
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recipes You Might Have Missed

Recent Posts