Love camping? Take your outdoor eating to a whole new level with our gourmet twist on classic Foil Pack cooking. Whether you’re going outdoor glam, or just looking for a new way to grill gourmet, this quick and easy recipe will have you hunting down a fork and begging for more!

Prepared pesto is tossed over diced chicken and red potatoes, then cooked over grill or campfire until warm and piping hot. The prep time here is seriously simple. A quick zap for the potatoes in the microwave ensures they’ll be tender by the time your chicken is cooked through. Then an easy toss in pesto. That’s it! Try prepping these packets up to 2 nights before your next camping trip. You can simply toss all the ingredients together, wrap in foil packs, and store in the fridge in airtight zip-top bags until it’s time to cook or pack the cooler.

No just great for camping or grilling, these easy packs are also perfect for picnic and potlucks. All you need is a portable grill or campfire and you’ll be ready to cook!

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Foil Pack Pesto Chicken & Potatoes

Bring back the fun of foil-pack cooking with this easy recipe! Perfect for tossing on the grill or cooking over an open-fire, prepare these foil packs ahead of time and take them along when you go camping! Though we’ve included the instructions for oven baking, grilling or campfire cooking is about the same—simply bake until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


  • 4 red potatoes
  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced
  • 3/4 cup pesto
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 4 sprigs fresh basil, if desired


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Microwave potatoes for 3-4 minutes, until crisp tender. Remove and cool slightly, then cut into bite-sized chunks. In a large bowl, mix together potatoes, chicken, and pesto until well-coated with sauce. Spoon the mixture evenly into the center of four large pieces of foil. Fold the ends of the foil toward the center filling, then roll the edges together to cover the food and create a packet. Place packets on a large baking sheet. Bake for 17-24 minutes, or just until the chicken is cooked through. Remove and cool slightly. Top with fresh diced tomatoes and garnish with basil, if desired.

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