Lemon Chicken Foil Packets

Tin foil meals in the firebox

Tin foil meals in the firebox

We really enjoy cooking these over the grill or campfire in foil packets, and a few weeks ago I even threw them in the firebox of our wood stove for lunch.  You can also cook this up nicely in a dutch oven!  I am modifying this from the recipe in Scratch Cooking because it calls to marinade the chicken in 2 cups of olive oil.  My ever-frugal self can’t part with two cups of oil in one sitting, so I came up with this modified version instead.  And, it still tastes like I remember.


  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • red onion
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • steak seasoning, if you wish


  1. Prepare foil sheets by laying them out flat.   Slice onion into thick wedges.
  2. Place a chicken breast on the foil, sprinkle salt, pepper and steak seasoning on both sides.  Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over top of the breast, sprinkle a clove or two of minced garlic over the top and place a few wedges of red onion on top.
  3. Bring up the top and bottom of the foil, place them together over the top of the chicken and roll them down.  Then, roll the sides in to create a packet.  Be careful not to puncture the packet because the food inside will burn.
  4. Place on the grill, in the firebox of your wood stove, or bake in a 350F oven for about 20-30 minutes.

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