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Cooked chicken breasts covered in cheese surrounded by peppers, onions and black beans, all inside a foil packet.
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Chicken Fajita Foil Packets

These chicken fajita foil packets are filled with cheesy Mexican spiced chicken, black beans, peppers and onions. Throw them on the grill or in the oven to cook, then add your favorite fajita toppings and serve with tortillas!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken fajita, chicken fajita foil packets, chicken foil packets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 307kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 4 4-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups sliced bell peppers any color
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Toppings for serving such as sour cream, avocado, sliced olives, salsa

Instructions

  • In a small bowl mix together the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. 
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees or a grill to medium high heat.
  • Divide the seasoning mixture in half. Place half the seasoning in the melted butter and stir to combine.
  • Coat 4 large squares of foil with cooking spray. Place a chicken breast in the middle of the foil and season with the remaining spice mixture.
  • Arrange the peppers, onion and beans around the chicken. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the butter over the chicken and vegetables.
  • Fold the foil around the chicken mixture to close completely.
  • Bake the foil packets for 40 minutes or grill for 35 minutes.
  • Carefully open the foil packets and sprinkle the cheese over the chicken and vegetables. Return the packets to the grill or oven for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and add fajita toppings such as sour cream and avocado. Slice the chicken and serve with tortillas on the side.

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Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 2.2mg