Low-Carb Grilled Greek Chicken Packets
Low-Carb Grilled Greek Chicken Packets cook on the grill in about 15 minutes, and this was as easy as it was delicious! And these grilled chicken packets are also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
It’s grilling season, and here’s an interesting new idea for you: Low-Carb Grilled Greek Chicken Packets
! This idea popped into my head one day and after a couple of experiments I came up with a version that Kara
and I both thought was amazing. And this could NOT be easier, seriously.
Start by cutting two red peppers and four chicken breasts into lengthwise strips while you heat the grill to medium-high. (You’ll turn it down when you put the packets on the grill.) Make double thick pieces of foil and spray with non-stick spray. Then put some red pepper strips, some chicken strips, drizzle a little olive oil, season with salt, pepper, and Greek Seasoning
, and sprinkle with a generous amount of Feta. Carefully fold up the packets so they’re not too tight, turn down the grill to medium-low, and cook 15 minutes. That’s it! Dinner is served!
And someone is going to ask about using foil, so let me say that I absolutely am not worried about cooking in foil, especially since I only do it a few times each year. If you’re concerned about that, then obviously this recipe is not for you; maybe try my ultra popular Very Greek Grilled Chicken
Preheat grill to medium high. Cut 2 large red bell peppers into lengthwise strips. Cut 3 chicken breasts into same-thickness lengthwise strips. Make a double thick piece of foil and spray with non-stick spray. On each piece of foil put one-fourth of the red pepper strips and one-fourth of the chicken breast strips. Drizzle each one with a little olive oil and season generously with salt, fresh-ground black pepper, and Greek Seasoning
Pull the edges of the short sides of the foil up so it tents above the chicken, then fold over so it’s sealed. Fold and seal the two sides. Try to keep the middle part of the foil packets up off the food so the melted Feta doesn’t stick to the foil.
Put packets on the grill and turn heat down to medium-low. (If you’re using a charcoal grill, pile up the charcoal in the center; then cook the packets around the outside edge of the grill.) Cook the Greek Chicken Packets for 15 minutes; then open one carefully to make sure they’re done.
Serve hot, with something like a Low-Carb Cucumber Salad for an easy side dish.
Low-Carb Grilled Greek Chicken Packets
(Makes 4 Greek chicken packets; recipe created by Kalyn with recipe testing help from both Jake
2 large red bell peppers
4 boneless-skinless chicken breasts
non-stick spray for foil
olive oil for drizzling over chicken and peppers
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 tsp. Greek Seasoning (more or less to taste)
6 oz. crumbled Feta (or less if you’re not a huge Feta fan)
sliced green onions for garnish (optional)
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Cut off ends and remove seeds from peppers, then cut into lengthwise strips about 3/8 inches wide. Trim any fat or undesirable parts from chicken breasts and cut into lengthwise strips (about 4 strips per breast, or more if some are larger.) Crumble the Feta so it’s ready to use.
Prepare two double-thick pieces of foil. (Tear off a long piece, then fold in half.) Put foil pieces out on the counter top and spray the center of each with non-stick cooking spray
. (When we used olive oil, it burned on the foil.) Put one-fourth of the red pepper strips in the center of each piece of foil, topped with one-fourth of the chicken breast strips. Drizzle a little olive oil over the chicken and season to taste with salt, fresh-ground black pepper, and Greek Seasoning
. (Remember that Feta and Greek Seasoning both have salt.) Sprinkle one-fourth of the crumbled Feta over the top of each.
You want to seal the packets so there is some room at the top, otherwise the melting Feta will stick to the foil. Do that by lifting the ends of the short sides of the foil up and folding over to make a seal (while you hold it up.) Then fold the other two ends so the packet is sealed.
Turn grill down to medium-low (or for charcoal, pile up the charcoal in the center and put the packets around the outside edges of the grill.) Put packets on the grill and cook for 15 minutes (without turning!) After 15 minutes, carefully open one packet to be sure the chicken is done. Serve hot, with sliced green onions for garnish if desired.
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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe is a perfect dish for any low-carb or Keto diet plan, as well as all phases of the South Beach Diet.
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