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Santa Fe Chicken Packets

Corn, tomatoes and black beans are tossed into a foil packet with seasoned chicken and this delicious dish emerges. Gluten Free Dairy Free Santa Fe Chicken Packets can be prepared on the grill or in the oven. You can also throw some dairy free cheese on top, if you are so inclined.
4 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Santa Fe Chicken Packets

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces drain and rinse Black Beans, Canned
  • 2 cups Corn, Frozen
  • 10 ounces drain Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 ½ pounds Chicken, Boneless Breasts

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • Foils
  • Cooking Sprays
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Combine beans, corn, tomato and cumin.
  2. Place chicken on a squares of foil, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Spoon bean mixture on top of chicken and close foil packets.
  4. Cook on grill over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Combine beans, corn, tomato and cumin.
  2. Place chicken on a squares of foil, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Spoon bean mixture over top of chicken. Close foil packets.
  4. Divide packets among indicated number of freezer bags. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Cook on grill over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.

4 Comments

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  1. Anyone tried this? I would think freezing in the foil might be a probelm. The acidic tomatoes can eat holes in foil and also cause off flavors. I think freezing in a baggie and dumping into the foil at the last minute might work better?

    1. You can do either way but we have done 100’s upon hundreds of dishes in foil pans (using tomatoes) and never had that issue.

  2. I think you meant to sprinkle with cheese BEFORE closing the foil packet, right? Otherwise… messy! Not to mention a waste of good cheese (unless you planned to eat the foil, which I suppose is a good way of introducing more iron into your diet!). LOL!

    1. Hi Jody,
      Yes, if you are using the cheese, you would put it in before closing the foil packet. I was trying to let people know it was optional. Not everyone likes dairy free cheese so we are trying to use recipes that don’t necessarily need cheese but it might enhance the flavor. So, yes, if you want to add cheese–do it before closing the foil.

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