Chicken Fajita Foil Packets

These Chicken Fajita Foil Packets are an easy dinner recipe that’s perfect for summer! Slices of chicken, peppers and red onions cook together with an easy homemade fajita seasoning, on the grill or in the oven. Serve them with warm tortillas for a no mess meal!

chicken fajitas in foil

Hey everyone! It’s Ashley from The Recipe Rebel back with an easy summer dinner you need to add to your repertoire!

I don’t know about you, but we love to take our cooking outside in the summer. It’s fun to come up with new ways to make our favorite dinners on the grill, from Chicken Parmesan to Cheeseburger Pizza!

What I love about these Chicken Fajita Foil Packets is that they are so easy to prep ahead. You can slice up the chicken, peppers and onions, and mix them up with the seasoning and then let them sit — in a container or in their foil packets — in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Recipes like this are perfect for camping, when you’re not going to want to spend a lot of time on meal prep, and those busy days where you’re running from the park to the beach to the grocery store for a refill on popsicles. You can have them ready and waiting, and when 5:00 hits you can fire up the grill and serve with some warm flour tortillas or rice.

fajita chicken foil packets overhead

Another thing that’s great about these chicken foil packets is that you can adjust the ingredients and the level of spice to suit everyone’s tastes. If a family member is not keen on onions, leave them out. If one likes their fajitas with extra spice, throw in some jalapenos or a dash of sriracha when you’re mixing it up. Vegetarian? Simply leave out the chicken and add in extra veggies like zucchini or mushrooms.

chicken fajita foil packets

How to Make Chicken Fajita Foil Packets:

  • Double up on the foil: you really don’t want any of that flavor to drip out (and cause flare ups!), so double up on the foil to prevent any leaks.
  • Slice your chicken thin: your peppers and onions won’t take long to cook, and your goal is to have everything ready at the same time. Make sure your chicken slices are thin so they will cook quickly as well.
  • Time saver: if you’re short on time or energy (or both!) feel free to swap out the homemade seasoning for a store bought package. No one will know 🙂
fajita chicken foil packets overhead

Chicken Fajita Foil Packets

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
These Chicken Fajita Foil Packets are an easy dinner recipe that's perfect for summer! Slices of chicken, peppers and red onions cook together with an easy homemade fajita seasoning, on the grill or in the oven. Serve them with warm tortillas for a no mess meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet bell pepper red or orange, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 large red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Tortillas guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for serving as desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to roughly 400 degrees F (medium high)
  2. Place all ingredients (chicken through paprika) in a large bowl. Stir to combine well, until everything is evenly coated.

  3. Place two pieces of tin foil one on top of the other. Spray lightly with non stick spray, and spoon 1/4 of the fajita mixture in the center. Repeat 3 times with the remaining fajita mixture to make 4 packets.
  4. Fold and seal the tin foil and place over direct heat on the grill. Cook for 12-15 minutes (for even cooking, rotate once halfway through) until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

  5. Serve with tortillas and toppings as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1525 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 80%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 691mg 230%
Sodium 993mg 41%
Potassium 4194mg 120%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 246g 492%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 36.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Ashley Fehr

Ashley loves all kinds of food: easy, healthy dinners, extravagant desserts, baked goods, and homemade breads! She believes in enjoying everything in moderation and strives to find ways to make her favorite foods a little healthier (including sneaking in those veggies occasionally!)

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  1. The chicken Fajita recipe is excellent and the idea of using the foil is a method I have used many times…Wonderful flavour.. I made the Chicken and Vegetarian versions.

    The Salmon with Lime is also a wonderful dish with a perfect sauce.. I eat salmon a couple of times a week for the Vitamin D.. It is a very moist fish and it is by far my favourite.

    Both recipes are very much keepers and I would not tire of making them.

    Thank you very much

  2. I recently noticed this recipe and wanted to try it, but unfortunately my grill is acting up and I need to get it fixed. I’ve noticed some of the other foil pack recipes have oven instructions. Do you have a recommendation for an oven temperature and time for this recipe?

    1. Yes, these are great in the oven too! I have not made this recipe in the oven but it will still work! I would bake them at 400* and for 15-20 minutes checking on them half way through. Let me know how they turn out! I love foil dinners! XOXO


  3. Made this tonight and it was a HIT! Cooked in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes to perfection. Great recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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