Chicken & Mushroom Foil Packet
This chicken & mushroom foil packet makes a great low carb and/or complex carb meal. Each foil packet contains one chicken breast, button mushrooms, veggies and brown rice. If you are eating low carb, you can use little brown rice like in this recipe, or omit the rice and replace with more veggies. A can of cream of mushroom, some butter and white wine forms the base of the sauce. The taste? Absolutely heavenly :)~
Start with lots of chopped button mushrooms (white or brown) and a can of cream of mushroom soup (I’m using Campbell’s but you can use any brand).
Dissolve cream of mushroom with water (above is only 1 small portion).
I’m using one piece of boneless chicken breast per person. Since one side of the meat is thicker, you can make some slits on the under-side to even out the thickness (optional).
On a large sheet of foil, place frozen veg (pea/carrot/corn) with some cooked brown rice in the middle. For more carb, add them later, when cooked. For low carb, omit the rice and add more frozen veg.
Place chicken breast over the rice and drizzle dry white wine (or low sodium chicken stock if you don’t consume wine) over the meat.
Scatter bell peppers around the chicken. Top everything with sliced mushrooms, cubed butter, olive oil and garlic salt.
Spoon prepared cream of mushroom sauce over the chicken.
Fold the foil sheet lengthwise towards the middle…
… followed by folding in the other two ends. Make 3 more packages.
Place foil packets in the oven on a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes. When opening the packet, be careful of hot steam. Spoon some sauce over the chicken, and garnish with freshly chopped parsley & black pepper.
To eat, cut the chicken to bite-sized chunks.
This dish tastes best, when everything is messy and all mixed. The sauce (made up of chicken steaming juices, white wine, butter & mushrooms) is so natural-tasting and wholesome.
With everything all deliciously mixed up (chicken at the bottom to absorb the sauce), I brought one foil packet in a disposable microwave-safe container for my work lunch. Really happy and satisfied :)~~