Sunday, July 17, 2011
Chicken Fruit Packets
*4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
* 2 firm pears, cored and sliced (If you have an apple slicer, use it to cut the pears, too!)
* 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
* 1/2 cup honey mustard salad dressing
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
* 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Cut chicken into 1" pieces (I just did full breasts). Heat coals on grill or prepare gas grill. Divide chicken, pears and apple among four 18x12 inch sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with garlic and thyme. Fold foil over chicken and fruit. Fold edges over 1/2" and repeat. (If you are preparing this in the morning, brush the pears and apple with a little lemon juice so they don't turn brown). Make sure you allow space on sides of the packet for circulation and expansion during cooking. Place packets on grill and cover.
Grill 4-5 inches from medium heat 10-15 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink when cut in center. Place packets on plates, cut large X across top, and fold back foil to serve. Serves 4.
This meal is delicious and so easy! The fruit and dressing in the packet make the chicken super moist. I served it with grilled baby red potatoes.