Italian Mozzarella Chicken Foil Packets
Baked or Grilled Italian Mozzarella Chicken Foil Packets bursting with astonishingly juicy, flavorful chicken and tender, seasoned Potatoes, Carrots and Zucchini all smothered with Mozzarella Cheese! These Italian chicken foil packets are meal-in-one that are quick to throw together and even quicker to clean up!
Servings 4 servings
- 2 8 oz. chicken breasts sliced horizontal to create 4 fillets OR 4 4 oz. chicken breasts pounded to an even thickness
- 1 1/2 cups zucchini, cut into ¼” slices (approx. 2 medium zucchini)
- 2 cups potatoes chopped into 1/4-1/2” cubes
- 1 1/2 cups sliced carrots (3-4 medium carrots)
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter chopped into 8 cubes (optional)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese more or less to taste
- fresh parsley
- fresh lemon juice
Whisk together all of the Marinade ingredients in a shallow dish or freezer bag (whatever you are going to marinate chicken in). Remove 1/4 cup Marinade for vegetables.
Add chicken to marinade in bag, remove excess air and turn to coat (it will thick like a Wet Rub). Marinate room temperature up to 30 minutes while you prep your veggies or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Meanwhile, add potatoes and carrots to a large microwave safe bowl. Add 1 tablespoon water. Cover, and microwave 5 minutes. Drain well.
Add zucchini and onions to potatoes/carrots in large bowl. Add 1/4 cup reserved marinade. Toss to coat. Refrigerate if not using immediately.
Lay out four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy aluminum foil on your counter (or double line if you don't have heavy duty foil). Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Add one piece of chicken to each piece of foil. Evenly divide veggies between foil packets, placing around chicken. Evenly dot veggies and chicken with cubed butter (2 cubes each)(optional). Seal foil packets closed and transfer to a baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes OR until veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through (internal temp of 165 degrees F).
Carefully open foil and sprinkle each chicken breasts (and surrounding veggies if desired) with mozzarella. Leave foil open and broil until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon juice and freshy cracked salt and pepper if desired.
Heat grill to medium-high heat. Add foil packets, CLOSE LID, and grill at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes OR until veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through (internal temp of 165 degrees F).
Carefully open foil and sprinkle each chicken breasts (and surrounding veggies if desired) with mozzarella. Leave foil open and close grill lid until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon juice and freshy cracked salt and pepper if desired.