Southwestern Foil Packets..(So Easy and Quick)…..
Who has time for a fussy meal on a weeknight? I am always stealing ideas from one of my sweetest teammates, and bouncing meal ideas off of her almost everyday. Thank You Kelly for always sharing your love! Kelly gives me the best ideas on food prep, and using my slow cooker more. I’m telly you Kelly Isbell you rock!!! Well, I always want to try to feed my family healthy meals, and especially ones that aren’t so heavy with too many ingredients. These Southwestern Foil Packets weren’t fussy at all, and even my teenager wanted to help put them together. This guy only wants to help so that he thinks it hurries the meal along (ha ha ha) #mrgreedy!!
I am very sure that you see my metal mallot there next to the meat. We found that cooking chicken breasts is BEST, but even better if it’s really thick, I pound it down to cook faster, and to be more tender. I season my chicken right there in a HUGE ziploc bag with what we love, and a little olive oil. Next, I zip it closed, and beat it to death LOL!!! I have already torn my foil paper for each chicken breasts. When it comes to the foil paper, I try to tear 2 sheets each so that it is very secure in cooking, and holding in those juices.
I try to let my chicken get a good little burned type of crust on it. It just tastes better with those nice little burnt bits on it. My husband won’t eat it , if it isn’t burned a little. There are so many types of pans like these, and I have owned quite a few of them. If you don’t own one of these heavy cast iron skillets, please do yourself the best cooking favor ever, and buy one!
Time to Assemble…..
Jerral is my saving grace in this kitchen especially when I am exhausted. He has already set up the assembly line, and go these things rolling. We are only using black beans, corn, onions, and fresh limes. This turned out so yummy even I was a little skeptic. Once we completed this dish, we had some guilty toppings after it was all said and done. I topped my chicken with…
- Sour Cream
- I also ate it with tortilla chips… (I know I am so guilty)…
These were really yummy, and I enjoyed throwing this quick weeknight meal together with my family. I am usually home before them, but they are always willing to come in and work with me. When you are cooking these before you seal them up make sure to put a pat of butter, and a teaspoon of olive oil. This only takes about 50 minutes in the oven. During that time I have helped with homework, bath times, and anything else teachers have to do before bed.