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Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Recipe

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This Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Recipe is one of my favorites! Fast, simple, hearty – and delicious. I love simple chicken recipes like this!

I doubled this recipe because I thought my hubby would need more than one, so we would have lunch the next day. One was plenty! Especially if you add a green salad and some rolls.

When it comes to fast chicken recipes, be sure to add this one to your list.

If you’re worried about cooking with foil, don’t be. I LOVE that it’s not only a fast dinner recipe idea, but it also means that clean-up is a breeze. I hate wasting time washing dishes!

Forget about having to wash many dishes, bundle up the foil, and toss it in the trash. Talk about a clean-up dream come true!

Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Recipe

What I really love about this taco chicken recipe is the versatility of the flavor. You can make it as spicy as you want or not. Change up the type of salsa and kick up the heat!

We’ve been making this dish for years, and it’s a great one to make. The boys love the flavor and taste, and I love that we’re not dirtying up many dishes.

This is a fun recipe for any time of the year. Because when it comes to cooking chicken, you can’t beat the flavors and taste!

How do I check the internal temperature of cooked chicken?

Checking the internal temperature of cooked chicken is a critical step in ensuring that the meat has been sufficiently cooked to meet food safety standards.

USDA guidelines state that whole chicken and chicken cutlets should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.

To determine that temperature, a digital food thermometer should be inserted into the thickest part of the poultry, away from any bones, as these will register higher temperatures.

Once the thermometer has been placed, wait for a handful of seconds and then read off the result to confirm whether your chicken is cooked.

Taking such measures helps reduce the risk of contamination from undercooked bacteria and ensures your meal is safe to consume.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Foil Chicken Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Debating when to start meal planning? Now is the time. This is the perfect way to start a new habit and one that everyone in the family will enjoy.

As you can see below, meal planning can be super simple!

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Spirals

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Cotton Candy Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Buster Bar Brownies Recipe

Best Taco Recipes:

Once you make this Taco Chicken Recipe, keep making those types of meals! Cooking with foil is an excellent way to prep and have nothing else to really worry about. And let’s not forget that flavor!

I’ve gathered up some of my favorite taco recipes that I think you’ll also love.

This Easy Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos Recipe are one of the best. The flavors are unreal!

I can’t get enough of the taste of this Taco Bento Lunch Idea! Perfect for school lunch, too.

The kids love when we make this Easy Taco Pizza recipe!

Need a fast meal? Check out this Taco Salad recipe.

Make a big batch of this Instant Pot Taco Meat! It’s great for meal prepping.

If you’re a fan of taco flavor, don’t miss out on these Tender Instant Pot Tilapia Lime Tacos.

Grab all your favorite toppings and make these Tender Slow Cooker Pork Tacos!

How do I store leftover foil-pack chicken?

Storing leftover foil-pack chicken is a great way to enjoy your meal more than once. To ensure that you can do so safely, it is important to make sure that you handle the food properly.

Separate the cooked chicken from its original packaging before putting it into an airtight container.

It’s best to refrigerate the leftovers and eat them within 2-3 days. Make sure to heat all the way through when reheating.

More Chicken Recipes:

Foil Pack Taco Chicken Recipe

Foil Pack Taco Chicken Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 4 small boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (1 lb)
  • 4 tsp. taco seasoning mix
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb red potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup thick n chunky salsa
  • 3/4 cup four cheese Mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings. Place 1/2 cup of the potatoes on the center of each of four large sheets of foil; top evenly with chicken, salsa, and cheese.
  2. Bring up foil sides. Double-fold the top and both ends to seal each pocket, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place on a tray big enough to hold all four without overlapping.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish with sour cream.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1047mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 48g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/4/2023

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Tuesday 4th of September 2012

I have to try this. My family and I love chicken and taco flavor. Sounds easy too, which is a big plus.

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