Tuesday Treats: Packet Chicken and ‘shrooms

As y’all know, I’m all about the easy–especially when it comes to KP duty. Cleaning the kitchen and doing dishes after dinner isn’t real high on my list of Fun Things. The nice thing about this is you can freeze the packets so…since there’s only two of us, I make up the full recipe and freeze half for another meal.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Servings: 6 servings

A tasty dish of chicken, ham and mushrooms is easy to make—and even easier to clean up—with this foil-pack preparation.

What You Need
1 can (10-3/4 oz.) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup
1-1/4 cups water, divided
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Lower Sodium Stuffing Mix for Chicken
6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lb.)
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Smoked Ham
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1-1/2 cups frozen peas

Make It
Heat oven to 400°F.

Mix soup and 1/4 cup water. Combine stuffing mix and remaining water; spoon onto centers of 6 large sheets heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray.

Top with chicken, ham, vegetables and soup. Fold foil to make 6 packets; place in single layer on rimmed baking sheet.

Bake 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Cut slits in foil to release steam before carefully opening packets.

As always, CLICK HERE for the nutritional information. This is a recipe that Lainey Walker would make and toss in the freezer. Her mother and older brother never bothered to look, but her little brothers, the twins Louie and Levi, could pull packets out and heat them in the oven if she was going to be stuck in class or working one of her part-time jobs. After she mated with Hollywood, she had to triple the recipe because, “Darlin’…those piddly little chicken breasts you wanna use don’t fill up a Wolf!” 😉

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Packet Chicken and ‘shrooms

  1. You know, I’ve always wondered how the recipe writers check the internal temperature on a piece of meat wrapped in foil. I mean, you can unwrap the foil and check, but then how do you fold the super-heated foil back over the meat? Jus’ sayin’. (And yes, my brain is doing weird things today.)

    Looks like an awesome recipe, though, Silver. My mom does foil packet dinners with different things. She even makes hamburgers that way. She says they come out great. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      Ya know, I love how your brain works sometimes. That’s a good question. I guess, given their “familiarity” with their ovens, they have the timing down pat. Or something. I’m all about easy and one-dish servings. 🙂

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