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Chicken foil packets with pesto drizzling over

6-Ingredient Grilled Basil Chicken Foil Packets

6-Ingredient Grilled Basil Chicken Foil Packets are a fresh, simple dish that's on the table in 30 minutes!

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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts halved (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 12 kumquats divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Bertolli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil divided
  • 2 large purple sweet potatoes about 1 lb., peeled and sliced into 1/2" thick rounds
  • 2 large ears of corn shucked and cut in half
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 12x14" sheets of foil


  • Preheat the grill to medium.  Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Place the basil in the bowl of a food processor.  Halve (4) of the kumquats and squeeze the juice of each half into a bowl (you should have about a tablespoon).  Add the juice to the food processor along with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pulse the basil until coarsely chopped and scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Replace the lid and add the olive oil through the feed tube while processing constantly.  Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Place one piece of chicken on each sheet of foil.  Using half of the basil oil sauce, spread the sauce over the chicken until the top and bottom are well coated.  Reserve the other half of the sauce for serving.
  • Divide the sweet potatoes and corn on the cob between each of the four packets.
  • Slice the remaining (8) kumquats and divide between the foil packets, topping each piece of  chicken with about (4) slices.  Fold the edges of the foil over the chicken and vegetables and seal well.
  • Grill for 20 minutes and remove from heat.  Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes and serve with the remaining basil oil sauce.  Enjoy!


  • If kumquats aren't in season, substitute with lemon, lime, or orange.
  • If sweet potatoes aren't your thing, substitute with halved fingerling or baby potatoes.


Serving: 1foil packet, Calories: 473kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 96mg, Sodium: 76mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 14g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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