Thursday, August 10, 2017

Try It Thursday: Ranch Chicken Foil Packs


Oh my gosh, you guys! Some of you are already back in school! My first official day back to work is tomorrow, and the kids start back in two weeks. We've got dance, soccer, and 4H practice lined up for the fall, so I've got easy meal planning on the brain.

I love perusing Pillsbury's website for quick meals and desserts. In the spring, I found THIS recipe, and it was an instant hit. The recipe calls for chicken breast halves, but I think tenderloins are a lot simpler to use. I also think that veggies tend to get a little soggy in the packs, so I do like to cook my veggies separately. I love those microwave veggie packs- they're awesome time savers! If you're in the midst of meal planning for back to school, give this ranch chicken a try! Scroll down for the recipe!






Ingredients:
* 1 - 1.5 pounds of chicken tenderloins
* Salt & pepper to taste
* ~1 cup of shredded cheese
* Bacon crumbles (You can make them fresh or go easy and use prepackaged.) 
* 3-6 Tablespoons ranch dressing

Directions:
* Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
* Get out as many sheets of foil that you need to portion out your chicken. (I do 3 portions and split one of the portions for the kids, but you can certainly do more portions if needed.)
* Lightly spray the foil sheets with cooking spray.
* Season your chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper or any other seasonings you desire.
* Place the tenderloins in the middle of each foil sheet. (I do about 2-3 per sheet.)
* Spread 1-2 tablespoons of ranch dressing over the chicken.
* Top the chicken with cheese and bacon crumbles. (Pillsbury recommends 1/3 cup of cheese and 1 Tablespoon of bacon, but you can definitely do less.)
* Close up the foil packs, and place them on a cookie sheet.
* Bake for 30 minutes.
* Let the packs rest for approximately 5 minutes.
* Serve with veggies, rice, or quinoa. Enjoy! 

What is your favorite go-to chicken recipe? Tell me in the comments below, and make sure to link-up and share your favorite recipe of the week!

20 comments:

  1. You know what? When I finally get to my fall meal planning this one is definitely going in- both of my girls would LOVE this and I see it becoming part of our rotation- yum!

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    1. Yay! Hope the girls like! Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Well I am pinning this one too! Yum this looks awesome and I love to get more chicken recipes into my rotation! xoxo ERIN

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    1. Great! I think I have TOO much chicken in the rotation- I need to find some fish and pork recipes.

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  3. This looks delicious!! Rachel will eat anything with ranch, I think she has a problem, lol...

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    1. I'm not really a ranch person, but I do love this chicken!

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  4. Holy cheesy goodness! This look like the perfect quick dinner idea.

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    1. It's pretty tasty and definitely a time saver! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. Oh I bet these are good. Ranch, cheese and bacon??? Three of the most kid friendly ingredients ever! Yum!

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    1. Yes! And, I don't even like ranch dressing, but I'll eat it all over the chicken! Thanks for linking up!

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  6. This looks so good and so easy! I will be making it as we head back to school. I think my family is going to love this!

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  7. What a cool way to cook this! They sound really yummy!

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    1. These chicken strips are pretty tasty, and I love how easy it is to assemble and cook on a busy school night!

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  8. This meal looks delicious, and I love the clean up!

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    1. It's pretty yummy, and you're right- the foil packs make for way less mess!

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  9. This looks so yummy and easy! There probably wouldn't be any for the rest of us though because Kevin would devour it before it even got to the table.

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    1. :) Double the portions! I think this is definitely a happy boy dish!

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  10. Wow! Look how simple and yummy! I think this may be one of our back to school meals for this week!

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    1. Definitely an easy fix for that crazy first week! Hope you have a great one!

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