Summer Grill Recipes: Pineapple Chicken Packets

I love summer because it means we can cook out on the grill again! (although I do know people who do this year round, even in the freezing snow!) This is a quick and easy recipe that uses up some of that fresh produce from your garden or the farmer’s market. I like to make them in the morning and put in the fridge so I don’t have to rush to get them ready for supper after a long day of playing!

chicken pineapple packets

Forgot to take pic of it cooked!

Summer Grill Recipes: Pineapple Chicken Packets
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Grilled foil packets filled with Pineapple, Chicken and Peppers.
Recipe type: Grilling
Serves: 6
  • ½ cup apricot preserves
  • 2½ Tbs light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tsp parsley flakes
  • ⅛ - ½ tsp crushed red pepper flaked
  • 12 boneless skinless chicken tenders (thawed & cut in half)
  • 1 medium red or orange bell pepper seeded, cut into 12 chunks
  • 1½ medium green bell peppers seeded, cut into 24 chunks
  • 1 medium pineapple cored, cut into 30 chunks
  • 18 baby carrots
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill to med heat.
  2. Mix together the preserves, brown sugar, soy sauce, parsley and crushed red pepper. Set aside.
  3. Lay out 6 12"x24" sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil (use double sheets of regular if you don't have heavy).
  4. Place 4 chunks of chicken, 2 chunks of red pepper, 4 of green, 5 chunks of pineapple and 3 baby carrots into center of each sheet of foil. Drizzle each pile with about 1½ Tbs of preserves mixture.
  5. Seal all edges of foil by tightly folding towards center being sure to leave a bit of space for air circulation. Packets can be stored in fridge at this point until ready to grill.
  6. Place packets on grill over medium heat. Cover and cook 6 minutes.
  7. Turn packets over taking care not to puncture foil. Cook additional 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve alongside hot and fluffy brown or wild rice.

You could bake this in the oven as well! Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes or until chicken juices are clear.

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  1. 1

    Yummy! I'll definitely have to make this :) I love summer – cooking is so much easier on the grill!

  2. 2

    I love placing everythingin foil and grilling.

  3. 3

    That sounds yummy.

  4. 4

    That sure does look yummy even without the "after" picture. I think I may have to try that in the oven. I don't have a grill, but would sure like to get one soon especially as the days are so hot & humid. Would probably "cook" more.

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