Island Chicken Packet

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • About This Recipe

    “We often buy Hawaiian chicken grillers at the local grocer store. These are a lot better, and cheaper too. A dash of cinnamon spices it up a bit. You can throw these on the grill also.”

    Ingredients

  • 2chicken breasts
  • 1/2 smallred onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cuppineapple
  • 4tablespoonsteriyaki sauce
  • 1teaspoonsesame oil
  • Directions

  • Combine ingredients in a bowl.
  • You can marinate the ingredients for an hour, or you can skip that and go right to making the packet.
  • Add ingredients to a large sheet of heavy foil.
  • Bring the long sides together and fold down, 2-3 times.
  • Roll the ends in, at least 2 folds each.
  • Place packet seam side up on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in a 425°F oven.
  • To serve, unroll one end of the packet and pour out or open the top and spoon out.
  • Serve with rice.
  • Reviews

  • “Incredibly easy to make and my family loved them!I added a couple of slices of red bell pepper to each packet.Next time I might stir in little bit of cornstarch so sauce thickens as it cooks.This is also a fantastic recipe for camping.The packets can be made in advance and frozen so all you have to do at the campsite is put them on the grill!”

  • “A really good easy dish. I used 4 canned pineapple rings and placed one under and one on top of each chicken breast for baking. Served with snowpeas and rice and I had a quick, tasty and healthy meal.”

  • “The minute I read this recipe I knew that it would be great and we weren’t disappointed. So easy to make and so easy to eat too. I didn’t have sesame oil so I used sunflower instead. I served it with baked potatoes and a green salad – easy as pie!”

  • “These were OK, not bad, but not wow. I’d give 5 stars for healthy and simplicity. Based on other reviewes, I added some sliced red bell peppers and used some cornstarch to thicken up the sauce. It happened that these marinted for 24 hours, but these still seemed a tad on the bland side. Perhaps our family just enjoys more spice. I would make these again if the family requested it.”

  • “It tasted OK but it took forever to cook.After 20 minutes the chicken was half-cooked despite cutting it up.The sauce was pretty watery and a bit bland, but my toddler ate it without argument. Maybe it’s because I used fresh pineapple instead of canned, I don’t know.”

  • “Nice recipe, though it seems to be lacking something.Next time I will add some bell pepper to the packet. Also the sauce needed to be thicker, and for my taste, needed a bit of soy sauce added.”

  • “These were really good, once I got them cooked. I did exactly what the directions said to do, but when 20 minutes went by, the chicken was not done at all. It took a good 15-20 minutes more for the chicken to cook. I might of done something wrong, since everyone else seems to have had much success, so I’ll give it another try and hope that it goes better. “

  • “Very good, easy to make, no pan to clean, and has flexability.Hubby and 6 year old enjoyed it over rice and with green beans.Thanks for the recipe. :)”

  • “Well – another “packet” dinner to add to our list. We loved this recipe.It had an “Island” taste.I served with rice and brussel sprouts.I loved that I did not have to “watch” the stove or stir. I did not marinade ahead of time, just put all of the ingredients in together and baked.”

  • “5* for easiness of preparation. I can’t rate the recipe fairly though because something came up while I was cooking so it marinatedfor about 2 1/2 hoursand I think that might have changed the taste. That’s why I’m not giving stars for the overall recipe. The pineapple had lost all it’s on taste, even though I used fresh pineapple that had loads of flavour, it just tasted of teriyaki sauce. I’ll probably give it another try and next time I’ll make sure I cook it straight away without marinating and I’ll update my review then! :)”

  • “Wow, this was sooooo easy to put together (and I LOVE the camping idea!) I used snack pineapple chunks in juice and they were just fine although in syrup might have given the sauce a bit more body. What a lovely dish, thanks so much!”

  • “My kids told me to make this again.It was easy, nutritious and everyone liked it.It would be interesting to thicken up the sauce a little, since we served the rice covered with sauce.I’ll definitely keep playing with this one!”

  • “Outstanding chicken! This is so delicious is simple to prepare. I made these exactly as stated and would not change a thing!! I baked the packets in the oven, but next time I will try grilling them over the bbq. I’m getting hungry writing about it! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.”

  • “Didn’t have sesame oil…but I do now!Can’t wait to try again, even though they were delicious the first time. The pinapple sets this apart from the average chicken dish.Yum!”

  • “Awesome is the word to describe this!The pineapple adds the right amount of sweetness.I used an 8 oz can of crushed pineapple, drained and marinated it for 1 1/2 hours.I laid it out on the foil, putting onion, pineapple and sauce on each piece of chicken.How easy.I served the extra sauce on the side.We will be having this again.Thanks.”

  • “I served this at a luau party and got rave reviews. I’m always nervous about trying out a new recipe with a table full of hungry guests, but this did not disappoint. The chicken was wonderfully moist and very tasty. I am interested in Sharlene’s camping-food idea, I’ll have to remember that for this summer.”

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