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Healthy Chicken Dinner Foil Packets


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Healthy Chicken Dinner Foil PacketsThese are super healthy and tasty. They take a bit of prep, but I like to keep the un-cooked packets in the fridge for up to an entire week and simply pop them into the oven as needed. Cook once, eat all week... I'm happy!

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Total Time: Hour?

Yield: 18 small servings

Source: Modified from a recipe in the book "Clean Eating".

Ingredients:

Steps:

  1. Wash, peel and slice your potatoes thinly using a mandolin slicer.
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  3. Wash and slice your peppers into rings.
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  5. Cube your chicken.
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  7. Tear off large squares of foil and spray each with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange about 13 potato slices in the center of each.
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  9. In a large bowl, toss your chicken with your garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper.
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  11. Place a heaping 1/4 cup measure of chicken over the top of your potatoes.
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  13. Arrange a couple pepper rings over this. Drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil.
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  15. Fold up all edges securely and bake in a *425 oven for 30 minutes.
  16. For your dressing, combine your balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, soy sauce and honey in a bowl. Whisk well. Drizzle even amounts over your cooked packets before eating. Enjoy!
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June 7, 20150 found this helpful

It is not a well known fact that when aluminum foil and food come in contact with heat, it is unhealthy. " In the present article we are going to discuss why the use of aluminium foil for wrapping of heating food is dangerous to human body. Today most of the people in the world are using aluminium foil for wrapping food. They are unaware of the hidden harms of this aluminium foil. Aluminium foil is not a good thing to wrap or to heat food. Aluminium is highly reactive metal and it reacts with the food processed in aluminium utensils or wrapped in aluminium foil.

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When we wrap food in aluminium foil it leach out and make it harmful for our health. More the food is heated more will be the leaching. It is more reactive to the acidic and spicier food. It is easily absorbed by the acidic food. So it is not recommended to make food in aluminium pots and wrap in aluminium foil." www.healthnaturaltips.com/.../why-food-wrapped-in-aluminium-foil... Aluminum is a know cause for alzheimers. It gets into our brains.

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June 8, 20150 found this helpful

If you make your packet with parchment paper it's much healthier, and the cleanup is almost as easy. Sounds delicious!

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June 8, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you 4TruLady, I will take your advice on the parchment paper! :)

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July 23, 20150 found this helpful

Sounds delicious but I dont think I want to keep raw chicken, cut up especially, in fridge for a week.

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July 23, 20150 found this helpful

I agree that I would not make this up and let it sit in the fridge for a week before cooking. However, as far as the comment about aluminum causing Alzheimer's goes, that was debunked. Here's a quote taken directly from the Alzheimer's Association website:

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Myth 4: Drinking out of aluminum cans or cooking in aluminum pots and pans can lead to Alzheimers disease.

Reality: During the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum emerged as a possible suspect in Alzheimers. This suspicion led to concern about exposure to aluminum through everyday sources such as pots and pans, beverage cans, antacids and antiperspirants. Since then, studies have failed to confirm any role for aluminum in causing Alzheimers. Experts today focus on other areas of research, and few believe that everyday sources of aluminum pose any threat.

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July 23, 20150 found this helpful

Sorry Janet Seabolt...I'm with Joan. Haven't used aluminum in any food for years (cooking, soda cans, or deodorant). If you cover a casserole with acidic food, it will eat through the aluminum.

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