Do you make a summer bucket list? I haven’t the last few years, opting instead to “keep my options open” and “see what happens.” It’s been about as productive as the last time I grocery shopped hungry without a list (i.e. a disaster in which I managed to purchase three boxes of cereal and forget the milk). This summer, instead of haphazardly filling my metaphorical cart, I’m making a list of activities that take advantage of this special season. At the top: cooking simple, summery dinners like these Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil on our back porch.

EASY Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil Packets. Better than a restaurant! Perfect for fast, healthy summer dinners. No special spice packet required. This is a simple recipe you can whip up any night of the week! Add peppers, onions, zucchini, or any of your favorite vegetables {low carb, gluten free} Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

While it’s tempting to load my list with big-ticket items—the camping trip Ben and I have been talking about for years but have yet to take, riding a ferry across Lake Michigan—I want to focus on small, everyday activities too.

Summers here in Wisconsin are precious and brief. Rather than wait for a one-time weekend camping trip, I’m challenging myself to live the summer high life in one little way each day. One of my biggest regrets from last summer, aside from not making a single s’more (I KNOW), is that we didn’t grill out nearly as much as we could have. This summer, I’m aiming to grill at least twice a week, a goal I feel is completely attainable, particularly now that these grilled chicken fajitas in foil are in our lives.

Homemade Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil Packets. EASY, even for beginners! Loaded with juicy chicken, sizzling vegetables, and the perfect simple spice blend. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

About These Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil

I realize grilling twice per week might not impress the grill gurus who cook out almost every night, have been known to grill through snowstorms, and can pull off a steakhouse-worthy filet with their eyes closed. Still, however, it is progress and a new skill too. I am still on the more novice end of the grilling spectrum, which is why you can trust my sincerity when I say this: ANYONE can make these grilled chicken fajitas. They are simple and delicious, and the foil packet acts like a super shield to ensure recipe success.

Grilled Chicken Fajita Foil Packets: Our go-to summer dinner! Easy, low carb, gluten free, and so delicious.

Whether you work the grill like a master chef or you don’t know how to light it, you can make chicken fajitas on the grill in foil. Slice the chicken and your veggies of choice, toss them with the chicken fajita seasoning, then pile them into the foil. Make a packet, toss it on the grates, and DONE.

I even have a perfectly spiced, Tex-Mex terrific chicken fajita seasoning blend all measured out for you, so you won’t need a special spice packet or marinade. After a few minutes on the grill, the fajitas will be sizzling hot and ready for stuffing into tortillas.

BEST EVER Grilled Chicken Fajitas. A simple, gluten free recipe with just the right amount of spice! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

The beauty of grilled food is in its simplicity, which means that the quality of every ingredient matters, especially when it comes to meat. Lately I’ve been loving Simple Truth Chicken, which I purchase at Pick ‘n Save, my local grocery store. It’s free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other synthetic materials, and the chickens are fed an all-vegetarian diet that is free of antibiotics and hormones. Plus, it’s super tasty! Like other Simple Truth brand products (which can be found at many Kroger-affiliated grocery stores), Simple Truth is minimally processed and designed to make shopping for quality ingredients easier and more affordable. I’ve loved all of the Simple Truth products I’ve tried so far, and the chicken has become a staple.

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I’m going to be working on my summer bucket list over the next week or so, and I’m dying to know: what’s on yours? Must-do summer activities? Items you hope to grill yourself? These grilled chicken fajitas are going to be a staple at our table, but I’d love your input for new grilling recipes to try too.

EASY Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil Packets. Better than a restaurant! Perfect for fast, healthy summer dinners. No special spice packet required. This is a simple recipe you can whip up any night of the week! Add peppers, onions, zucchini, or any of your favorite vegetables {low carb, gluten free} Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil

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An easy, healthy recipe for perfectly seasoned Grilled Chicken Fajitas in Foil Packets. Foolproof and perfect for fast, healthy dinners and summer cookouts.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins

Servings: 6 packets

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds Simple Truth Chicken Breasts cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 red bell peppers, or yellow, or orange bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 red onion seeded and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 zucchini cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • For serving: flour or whole wheat tortillas sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt), shredded cheese, diced avocado, sliced green onion, fresh cilantro, lime wedges

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the grill to medium/medium high (about 450 degrees F). Place the chicken, bell peppers, onion, and zucchini in a large bowl. Top with the lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and cayenne. Toss to coat.
  • Lay 6 large pieces of heavy-duty foil on the counter (if not using heavy duty, use two pieces of regular foil stacked on top of each other for each packet). Generously coat the foil with nonstick spray. Divide the chicken and vegetables among the 6 pieces of foil, then wrap them to form packets: bring up 2 sides of the foil so the edges meet. Seal the edges, making a tight 1/2-inch fold, then fold again, allowing space for heat to circulate. Fold in the ends to seal.
  • Grill for 8 to 12 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the vegetables are crisp-tender. Carefully open the foil and allow steam to escape. Serve warm with tortillas and desired toppings.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Rewarm gently in the microwave.
  • Chicken and vegetables can be seasoned and stored in the refrigerator up to 1 day in advance. I haven't tried also assembling the foil packets in advance, but I think you could assemble and refrigerate them for a few hours, then place them on the grill when you are ready to cook.

Nutrition

Serving: 1packet (without tortillas or toppings)Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 22gFat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 512mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g

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  1. Thank you for sharing yet another delicious, simple, and veggie-full recipe, Erin! My husband and I loved these, and they were quick & easy to prepare. The seasoning blend was perfect and so tasty, while the chicken kept all of its juiciness in the sealed foil packs! We will be making these again soon :)5 stars

    1. Erica, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them! Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try and reporting back!

  2. I’m hosting a big backyard camp out in a few months and my teenage daughter chose your recipe to cook for all her friends on the camp fire…any cooking suggestions for the open-flame?

    1. Hi Shannon, I’d make extra sure that the foil packets are sealed tight so there’s no loss to the fire. The packets may take a little longer on the coals depending on how hot the fire is—I’m sure there are some good sites if you do a google search about doing foil packets over a campfire that might have some additional helpful tips!

  3. I have made these twice already and love, love, love them! They’re quick and easy to make but taste awesome. My husband is a big fan as well! :)5 stars

  4. Hi there, all those foil packets look really good, but i dont want to use aluminum foil. Is there a more reusable option for grilling up these?  
    Thanks Doris

    1. Doris, I haven’t played around with one to be honest. If you do have any suggestions though baed on other experiences, I’d love to hear your ideas!

  5. I knew that as I was mixing all of the ingredients this was going to be good. Took these foil packs on a camping trip and they turned out great! Great flavors! Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

  6. Super easy recipe! I used the recipe on both chicken and meatless chicken. I mixed the seasoning and divided it to used on both types of meat/non-meat. I was able to cook both at the same time since each portion is divided into its own foil packet. I will definitely make again!5 stars

  7. I wish I could once in my life sit on that porch, smelling any of those amazing recipes, ready to eat with a whole lot of you guys.5 stars

    1. A meal on the porch does sound wonderful right about now, Mussayab! I hope you enjoy this recipe if you try it!

  8. These were great! I was nervous it would be too spicy, so I added a couple more Tbsp of lime juice to the sauce. This worked good to help it coat the chicken and veggies too. The insides of the packets looked a little burnt, but we were relieved the fillings hadn’t burnt. I would probably cook it around 400 degrees next time though.5 stars

  9. I made these recently and served with homemade guacamole. They were a hit!! They are my go to summertime barbq! Making them again this weekend for our social distancing dinner in our backyard. Thank you for this great recipe!! Absolutely delicious! So easy, and you can prepare in the morning and throw them on the grill when company comes. 5 stars

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