Shane and I both got home relatively late tonight and needed something quick and easy for dinner. I had seen this recipe for chicken the other day and decided to make it primarily because it wouldn’t create a lot of dishes to wash or stick in the dishwasher. While that generally isn’t too big a concern for me, I was feeling particularly lazy and just didn’t want to deal with cleaning up a big mess.

This meal was ok but I don’t think it’ll make it into the dinner rotation at our house. We both agreed it wasn’t bad, but definitely not among our favorite recipes for chicken.

Foil Packet Italian Chicken
from Amber’s Delectable Delights

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
3 red potatoes
1/4 cup marinara sauce
1/4 cup Italian cheese blend (or just mozzarella)

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Lay 2 pieces of aluminum foil on a flat surface and spray the middle of each with non-stick cooking stray. Wash and scrub potatoes and slice into very thin slices. Arrange the potatoes in an oval shape (about the size of one chicken breast) onto the middle of the foil and sprinkle them with salt and black pepper to taste.

Mix the garlic powder and italian seasoning in a small bowl, rub on both sides of the chicken breasts and place a chicken breast on top of each pile of potatoes. Top each chicken breast with 1/8 cup of marinara sauce and 1/8 cup of cheese.

Raise up the long sides of foil and fold down twice; do the same thing to the sides of the foil creating an air tight seal. Transfer packets to a baking sheet.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is 170 degrees.