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

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Serving Size: 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
35 Reviews for Santa Fe Chicken Packets
Very easy, my family loved it. I added a baked potato with some sausage gravy. kids gave a thumbs up so it is a keeper for my house aswell
Feb 24, 2014
This recipe is delicious. I added just a 1/4 teaspoon of my own homemade taco seasoning, and it was sooooo good. This recipe is a keeper in my house.
Jan 18, 2014
Quick and easy meal for a busy family. Love that the veggies cook right along with it. Chicken is tender and juicy every time.
Sep 16, 2013
Easy, fast, and very good. I've passed this on to a couple people now.....my daughter is making tonight!
Jul 15, 2013
***My changes- 1 sm can of corn, 3 boneless chicken breasts, add pepper jack cheese. So DELICIOUS and so easy!
Delish and easy,
May 30, 2013
Made these chicken packets in the oven as suggested above, turned out really good! Chicken was really juicy, and the rotel & cumin gave it great flavor! The beans help it be more filling, didn't need a side with it. Great & healthy recipe, can't wait to make it on the grill!
May 14, 2013
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