|This one isn't for the girls!|
Labor Day is almost here and we are still just barely holding on. Our meals are not as healthy as we would like and so few of them have been home cooked recently. We did take time to make a nice meal this week for our #SundaySupper roundup because we can't go too long without sitting down to a good meal.
We were blessed to have the entire family at the table for this meal. The girl's father has been working so much he is the only one eating out more than we are. Since we knew he was joining us we asked him to select the sides for our yummy Foil Packet Chicken.
Normally this is a grilled item. We like to make up these packets and take them to the park with us. Just walking distance down the path is a beautiful state park with a large grill, hiking trails, and play equipment for the girls. We either walk or take the short drive over with a small cooler of easy food to grill. This dinner beats the usual hot dogs and hamburgers in my book any day.
Unfortunately this weekend is a rainy one. We love the rain but it has forced us inside with our cooking. No matter, this dish cooks just a well in the oven. I adapted this from a recipe my mother used to make from a soup can. I don't usually use the soup anymore but tonight the convenience was nice and we have the lower sodium option these days.
Foil Packet Chicken
- Cut up chicken, enough for your family
- Cream of mushroom soup or a roux with mushrooms
- Your favorite mushrooms
We like dark meat and there was a sale at our Farmers Market this weekend so we stocked up. Boneless is nice if you have that option. I love added mushrooms because it is a great taste but adjust accordingly. Sliced onions are also nice.
Place one or two small pieces of chicken on a piece of foil. Please use heavy duty if grilling. Spoon a little soup or sauce on to each chicken piece and top with the mushrooms. I like to add a little instant brown rice as well as the dark meat is very juicy because of it's higher fat content. This meal we had potatoes so no rice.
|My fabulous helpers.|
Fold up the foil tightly and cook in a 350-400 degree oven or over indirect heat on the grill until done, between 45-60 minutes depending on the cut of chicken and heat source. A digital meat thermometer is very handy at these times.
Serve with grilled corn, veggie kebabs, or boiled potatoes with butter. We had to settle for frozen peas and corn. It still turned out amazing. The girls loved it.
For more Labor Day Grilling ideas check out the #SundaySupper bunch for a whole lot of great ideas! Do check out what everyone else is having for their 'get the family together' meal. Each week they continue to amaze me with the culinary treats they bring to the table.