Southwestern Chicken & Rice Foil Packets

Southwestern Chicken & Rice Foil Packets | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Gimme Delicious via Youtube


On busy weekdays, I always serve foil packet recipes, and my go-to is this southwestern chicken and rice foil packet from Gimme Delicious on Youtube. This recipe is not just flavor-packed but also hearty and filling. Out of all the foil packet recipes I served, this one is a crowd favorite, and you’ll know why once you try this recipe today! What are you waiting for; impress your family with this quick and easy meal. Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions. Thanks to Gimme Delicious for this fantastic recipe.



  • 3 – 4 oz chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 1 cup quick brown rice, or white rice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup of salsa
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)
  • freshly chopped parsley


Step 1

In a large bowl, add 1 cup of quick brown rice and 1 cup of water. Season with 2 tbsp taco seasoning and let it soak for five minutes. In the meantime, season the chicken breasts on both sides. Now, divide the soaked rice into three foil packets with its liquid, then place the seasoned chicken breast over the rice. Top the chicken with some salsa, shredded cheese, black beans, sliced bell pepper, and onion. Drizzle with some olive oil and wrap the foil tightly.

Seasoning the chicken for the foil packet recipe
Image credits: Gimme Delicious via Youtube


Step 2

Place the foil packets in a baking tray and bake them in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes. After baking, open up the foil packets and broil them for three to four minutes. Once done, garnish with some freshly chopped parsley and drizzle with some fresh lime juice. Serve and enjoy!

Assembling the chicken and rice foil packets
Image credits: Gimme Delicious via Youtube

Southwestern Chicken & Rice Foil Packets

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