These bacon ranch chicken foil packets are a super easy dinner option with minimal cleanup! Chicken breasts are cooked with potatoes and ranch flavored butter, then topped with melted cheese and bacon for a meal that’s sure to please any crowd.
Foil packets are reliable recipes when I need to make a easy dinner that everyone will enjoy. I love the way the flavors of everything in the foil packets complement each other. Some other great foil packet recipes are salmon foil packets and chicken fajita foil packets.
Foil packet meals are all the rage it seems, I’m seeing them all over Pinterest and Facebook with everything from steak to shrimp to chicken. I decided it was high time I made my own foil packet recipe, and this bacon ranch chicken is not to be missed. In fact, my family loved these chicken foil packets so much that I made them two days in a row!
This foil packet chicken recipe is one of my family’s favorite chicken recipes along with pan seared chicken breast, crack chicken and king ranch chicken!
How Do You Make Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packets?
For this recipe you’ll need chicken breasts, small red potatoes, ranch powder, butter, bacon and cheese. How can you go wrong with an ingredient list like that? You can find ranch seasoning packets in the salad dressing aisle of your grocery store. The chicken and potatoes are seasoned with ranch flavored butter, then wrapped up and baked or grilled to perfection. The potatoes I used were about 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter, and I used average sized chicken breasts. If your potatoes are on the larger side, cut them into quarters so that they’ll bake in the time that the chicken is cooked through. I’d also stay away from the thin cut or oversized chicken breasts for this recipe, each breast should weigh about 4 ounces so that it cooks evenly with the potatoes.
After the chicken and potatoes are done, they get smothered in cheese and go back to the oven or grill for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. Add a sprinkling of bacon and parsley and you’ve got an amazingly flavor packed meal!
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Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packets
- 6 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 medium sized chicken breasts approximately 4 ounces each
- 1 pound small red potatoes halved or quartered
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees or a grill over medium high heat. In a small bowl whisk together the butter, ranch seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Coat 4 large squares of foil with cooking spray.
- Place the potatoes in a bowl and drizzle with 4 tablespoons of the ranch butter over the top. Toss to coat evenly.
- Place a chicken breast onto each of the foil squares and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the potatoes evenly among the 4 foil squares and arrange them around the chicken.
- Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over the chicken breasts. Fold the edges of the foil over the chicken and potatoes to make a packet.
- Bake for 45 minutes or grill for 30 minutes. Open the packets and sprinkle the cheese over the chicken and potatoes. Leave the packets open and return to the oven or grill for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with bacon and parsley and serve.
Wondering if anyone has tried this in a crockpot for busy weeknights
I’m loving these easy to do recipes. I cant wait to try the first one tonight. I am doing the Rosemary chicken.
Can you use other chicken parts
You could also use boneless chicken thighs but they may take longer to cook.
Can you cook them and then reheat them on a campfire?
I think this would probably work but I haven’t tested it myself!
I added cauliflower to the packs! So good! Great recipe, thank you.
Can these be prepared ahead and frozen?
I think it could work but I haven’t tested it this way myself!
Can I add Aspargus in the packet?
Yes that’s fine!
This is very good! It’s a keeper will go in my meal rotation! I used chicken tenders and cooked about 35 minutes! Followed everything else as stated!
Can broccoli be added to foil?
Yes that will work!
How long will u have to cook it if it’s on campfire?
It should be similar to a grill but it just depends on your exact setup!
I’m planning on making these in my oven, I’m just a bit confused…do I put the foil packs on a baking sheet to cook them or do I put them directly on the oven rack to cook them?
I use a baking sheet just in case there are leaks!
So when do you add the cooked bacon?
I didnt see it mentioned in the directions.
In Step 6!
Thank you!! Perfect recipe!
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Did you try these?
Will it work with chicken tenders, (as that is what I have)? And could I add mushrooms, pineapple ring, and/or corn on cob halves?