Garlic Chicken and Vegetable Pouches

19 01 2009


Happy MLK Day!  If you are like me and don’t have to work today, count yourself lucky.  WH is at work, but I at least get to have lunch with him.  Something we really miss now that I work 30 minutes away.

Here’s an easy dish I found at  I was planning this week’s menu and, as I said, looking for easy and quick dishes that required minimal thought.  I wanted a chicken dish, and since I love Mrs. Dash seasonings, I searched the site.


The dish I found is very easy and the clean up is so simple (WH was happy).  It’s a chicken and vegetable dish you cook in a pouch of aluminum foil or parchment paper.  My chicken took longer to cook than the recipe said because I had larger chicken pieces.  The dressing also came out very thin and runny, and that may have been because of a prolonged cooking time.  But the chicken ended up being nicely cooked as were the vegetables.  Not too squishy, just enough crunch left.  This recipe would be really good with a side of white rice.


Definitely a quick dinner when you don’t want to think too much about what you are doing.  Warning: the bottled marinade called for is very zesty.  Definitely stick to the amount listed and don’t add extra (like I did) unless you like a lot of kick.


Garlic Chicken and Vegetable Pouches

Serves 2


  • 2 4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 6 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash Zesty Garlic Herb 10-Minute Marinade
  • 2 pieces of heavy duty foil or parchment


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Arrange one chicken breast in the middle of each piece of foil or parchment.
  3. Place 1/2 of the vegetables on top of each chicken breast.
  4. Bring sides of pouch up around chicken and add 3 Tbsp. Marinade to each pouch, making sure to coat chicken and vegetables.
  5. Wrap pouch loosely around mixture and seal edges carefully with double fold.
  6. Cook pouches for 25 to 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.



One response

19 01 2009

Now this dinner is awesome simply because of the little to no clean up! 🙂

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