Cajun Chicken Foil Packets

These Cajun Chicken Foil Packets are fast, delicious and moist! If you’re looking for easy and healthy campfire meals in foil, you’re in the right place!

Cajun Chicken Foil Packets by CampingForFoodies features a silver-colored piece of tinfoil used as a bowl to hold a serving of Cajun chicken. The pieces of white cauliflower, green broccoli, red bell pepper and white onion slices compliment the chicken and andouille sausage pieces. A serving of white rice is behind the food and the foil packet is set on a blue camping plate with green shrubbery in the background.

Recipe Prep

When you’re making healthy foil packet meals, you’ll be chopping a few veggies. You can do the prep right at the campsite, or, you can do all of the work at home which makes healthy foil pack recipes the most easy camping meals, ever!

If you want to prep in advance:

  • At home: You’ll be cubing chicken breasts, mincing garlic, slicing onion and andouille sausage and chopping broccoli, cauliflower and red bell pepper. Store the prepared ingredients in sealed food storage containers in the refrigerator.
  • At camp: Build the packets, seal foil and cook.

Cooking Methods & Equipment

You’ll need heavy-duty aluminum foil to make the foil packets.

Prepare for cooking with medium-high heat. Hold the palm of your hand about 5 inches above the heat source and pull away before it hurts, about 4 seconds indicates medium-high heat.

Camp Cooking Tip: Whichever cooking method you use, make sure you have enough surface area to cook the number of tin foil pack dinners you’ll be serving. If you have too many foil packets for your cooking surface, plan to cook them in batches.

  • If you are making this as one of our easy campfire recipes, get your fire going early to generate nice coals below your cooking grate for cooking over medium-high heat.
  • To make this as one of our easy grilling recipes for camping, prepare you charcoal or propane grill for cooking over medium-high heat.
  • For RV, camp or conventional ovens, prepare for cooking these tinfoil packs on a cooking sheet at 400 F degrees.

Recipe Steps

Step 1. Prepare your ingredients, heat source and equipment as directed.

Step 2. Cut heavy-duty foil sheets. Make them approximately 24 inch long rectangles (if you are using regular foil, you need two sheets per packet instead of one).

Step 3. Pile ingredients in center of foil. Evenly divide the ingredients and pile them (in the order of the ingredient list) in the center of each piece of foil.

Step 4. Seal foil and cook. Fold foil and seal it tightly for cooking. Place the packs on the grate or cookie sheet, seam side up. Cook packets until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, about 20-25 minutes, (there is no need to flip the packets).

Step 5. Open and serve. Carefully open the foil, don’t burn yourself on the hot steam. You can eat directly from these keto chicken foil packets or spoon the mixture onto a plate.


Variations

Another low-carb dinner option is to make shrimp packets with Cajun spices. Just replace the chicken with jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp and reduce the cooking time to 15-20 minutes.


What To Serve With This Recipe

This is one of my favorite low carb chicken and vegetable recipes. To make it more substantial, add a serving of riced cauliflower on the side. Get more keto camping food ideas for your next trip.

Almost all rice is gluten free, so adding a serving of rice is a great option to make this meal more hearty while remaining a gluten free camping food.

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Scaling Servings

Foil packs make great camping meals for two. You can adjust the number of servings in the recipe card and it will automatically adjust the ingredient quantities for you.

If you’re looking for easy camping meals for large groups, you are in the right place. Foil packs don’t create a mess with tons of pots, so, clean up is really easy. Just set out the ingredients on a table and start an assembly line to prepare the packets, or, just let each camper build their own.


Leftovers

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days. They’re great reheated and served over a little pasta tossed in garlic butter.


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Cajun Chicken Foil Packets by CampingForFoodies features a silver-colored piece of tinfoil used as a bowl to hold a serving of Cajun chicken. The pieces of white cauliflower, green broccoli, red bell pepper and white onion slices compliment the chicken and andouille sausage pieces. A serving of white rice is behind the food and the foil packet is set on a blue camping plate with green shrubbery in the background.

Cajun Chicken Foil Packets

Camping For Foodies Dinner Camping Recipes: These Cajun Chicken Foil Packets are packed with flavor and so easy, plus, cleanup is a breeze.
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Course: Dinner Camping Recipes
Cuisine: Cajun
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Kim Hanna

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed into bite size pieces
  • Salt and black pepper to season
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning blend
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 large onion sliced thick and separated into rings
  • 1/2 pound andouille sausage links sliced into coins 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 cups broccoli florets about 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets about 2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped

Optional Serving Suggestion

  • 4 servings cooked rice or riced cauliflower

Instructions

  • These packets can be cooked over campfire coals, on a grill or placed on a cookie sheet to bake in ovens at 400 F degrees (RV, camp or conventional oven).
    Prepare for cooking with medium-high heat. Hold the palm of your hand about 5 inches above the heat source and pull away before it hurts, about 4 seconds indicates medium-high heat.
  • Cut 4 pieces of heavy-duty foil sheets, approximately 24 inch long rectangles (if you are using regular foil, you need two sheets per packet instead of one).
  • Evenly divide the ingredients and pile in the center of each piece of foil in the order of the ingredient list.
  • Fold foil and seal it for cooking.
  • Place foil packs, seam side up, on a grate over medium-high heat.
  • Cook packets until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, about 20-25 minutes, (there is no need to flip the packets).
  • Carefully open the packet to release the hot steam.
  • You can eat this meal directly from the foil pouches or spoon mixture onto a plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2099IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg

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2 Comments

  1. Tried these on our last camp trip and they were really delicious. Packed with flavor that I wasn’t expecting because they were so easy! And bonus was no dishes…we ate right out of the foil packs.

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      Hi Bonnie! I’m so glad you liked these foil packets! They are even faster to cook if you swap out the chicken and use shrimp! And, still, no dishes! Happy Camping, Kim