Herbed Chicken and Veggies in Foil

chicken and veggies in foilSometimes, skinless chicken can become dry and chewy when overcooked and can ruin the dish altogether. Cooking chicken inside foil can be a good choice to keep it moist and tender. Pack in vegetables which you love or are available in that season, sprinkle some seasoning over the top and bake the chicken inside the foil to get a delicious treat for your weeknight dinner. The chicken is cooked in its own juices and the flavours are trapped inside the foil. Hence you are not deprived of even the most minute flavours of the ingredients, making the dish a flavoursome affair altogether. It is not only scrumptious and easy to cook, but is also good for your health too.

You can add several elements to enhance the flavours of this dish. Mustard and barbeque sauce, balsamic vinegar or simply honey adds mouth watering effects to herbed chicken and veggies in foil. Curry paste or hummus can give an oriental feel to the recipes. No matter what you add to the chicken before baking them inside the foil, the outcome is always luscious and a treat for your palate. So bake herbed chicken and veggies in foil and savour the lip smacking end result while the veggies endow you with their goodness and boost up your health at the same time.

Herbed Chickenand Veggies in Foil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 parsnip, sliced
  • 3 leeks, sliced
  • 4 lb chicken pieces, skinless
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix the vegetables together along with 1 tbsp oil as well as a teaspoon each of salt, pepper and herbs.
  3. Transfer it to a roasting pan lined with aluminium foil.
  4. Pour in the broth over the veggies.
  5. In another bowl, combine the residual oil, paprika and 1 ½ tsp each of rosemary and sage.
  6. Rub some salt and pepper over the chicken and coat them evenly with the seasoning mixture
  7. Arrange the pieces over the veggies in the foil, cover it with another foil and bake for half an hour.
  8. Baste the chicken with the cooking liquid and cook for another half an hour, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  9. Check the temperature of the chicken with meat thermometer; when it reads 170 degrees F then you will know that your chicken is done.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

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