Santa Fe Chicken Packets Recipe

Santa Fe Chicken Packets

Chicken breasts topped with black beans, corn and zesty tomatoes, cooked in foil packets on the grill for an easy summertime meal

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  • 1 can (15 oz each) Rosarita® Premium Whole Black Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
Makes: 4 servings (1 packet each)

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  1. Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high heat according to manufacturer's directions. Stir together beans, corn, drained tomatoes and cumin in medium bowl.
  2. Place four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy foil on counter. Spray each with cooking spray. Place 1 breast in center on each piece of foil. Spoon 1/4th bean mixture over chicken for each packet. Bring up short sides of each foil packet and double fold top. Double fold both ends to seal each packet, leaving space for steam to gather.
  3. Place packets on grate of covered grill. Grill 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers (165°F). Carefully open packets; sprinkle 1/4th cheese on top of each breast. Close foil and let stand 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

Cook's Tip

Packets may be baked on shallow pan in 425°F oven 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers. Or, to save aluminum foil, place chicken in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Spoon bean mixture over chicken; cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake in 375°F oven 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers.
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Amount per Serving
Calories 386  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 9 g 13%
Saturated fat 3 g 15%
Cholesterol 110 MG 37%
Sodium 596 MG 25%
Carbohydrate 28 g 9%
Dietary fiber 6 g 25%
Sugars 4 g
Protein 47 g
Vitamin A   11%
Vitamin C   9%
Calcium   26%
Iron   17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
46 Reviews for Santa Fe Chicken Packets
We made this for the first time over our camp fire pit grill while we were camping. It was so good !!
Aug 07, 2015
Omg that looks so good I can't wait to make it.
Jul 02, 2015
Great easy healthy meal on the grill. I added some hot chili powder and cut up colored peppers and a few jalapeños. I omitted the cheese. Maybe try taco seasoning next time then shred the chicken. Loved this recipe.
Dave g,
May 30, 2015
I loved this. I added some cilantro and did not add cheese. When it was done I let them add as much cheddar cheese as they wanted. Flavor was just awesome.
Oct 06, 2014
So good!! I'm not much of cook, but this was so easy and my husband loved it! I will definitely be making this more often.
Aug 14, 2014
Instead of using the grill, I cooked the chicken in a fry pan in olive oil seasoned with garlic salt and pepper. Then put the rest of the ingredients on top and cooked till done. Then sprinkled the grated cheese on it. Is a nice recipe!
Aug 14, 2014
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