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Foil Pack Chicken Rice and Broccoli

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 4 4 oz chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 2 cups Instant brown or white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 teaspoons EACH chili powder Italian seasoning, black pepper,
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with 4 sheets of foil (about 6-8 inches) and set aside.

  2. Combine the brown rice, and water in a medium bowl and soak for 5 minutes. DIvide rice (and it's water) into 4 sheets of foil.

  3. Pound chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin until they are even. Place the chicken breasts and broccoli florets on the rice. Seasoning each chicken breast generously with 1 teaspoon of chili powder, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and salt to taste. Drizzle each packet with olive oil and fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed.

  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until chicken's internal temperature reaches 165F. Remove from oven and carefully open up the foils. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*4 oz chicken breasts are on the smaller side. If using large chicken breasts, you use just 2 and cut them in half to make 4 servings.
*For the Rice, I use the 5 minute rice (brown or white) for this recipe and have not tried it with regular rice. Some readers have had success with half-cooked rice.
*Parchment paper can also be used instead of foil.