Hobo Foil Packet Chicken

Hobo Foil Packet Chicken
Hobo Foil Packet Chicken
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Enjoy a rustic and flavorful dinner with this recipe for Hobo Foil Packet Chicken. This easy chicken recipe is great because it can be made in the oven or on the grill. If you have never made foil packet chicken, now is the time. Making chicken and vegetables in tin foil makes for a very tasty meal that has virtually no clean-up. After you are done eating, you can simply throw the foil packet away. The best thing about this Hobo Foil Packet Chicken is that it can be made with any vegetables you have on hand. You can use up the random produce in your refrigerator, or you can make this recipe with all of your favorite vegetables. Another great thing about making the chicken and vegetables in a foil packet is that the chicken stays incredibly moist and the vegetables cook down in a flavorful liquid. For an even more filling meal, you could serve this foil packet chicken alongside rice or potatoes.


Using 2 Tablespoons of chili sauce will flavor the dish but not make it spicy. For more “heat” use more chili sauce or substitute your favorite salsa.  

These are perfect for a family as each packet can be customized for each diner. Kids can choose the ingredients they like or omit others. Simply twist the ends of the packets in a different shape to indicate who gets which packet.




  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2-4 tablespoons chili sauce (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, thyme, or cumin
  • 2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken (thighs or breasts), sliced into 1/2-inch slices
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut four 12 x 18 inch pieces of foil and coat one side lightly with cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, combine the soup, chili sauce and herbs.

  3. On each piece of foil, layer vegetables and chicken in order given. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then spoon over of the soup mixture. Fold and seal the foil with the seam on top. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

  4. The packets can also be grilled over medium high heat for about 20 minutes. Use a covered grill, or on an open grill, turn the packets over halfway through the cooking time.

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