Recipe Spotlight: Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Carrot Packets

 
Summer is just around the corner! Have a plan for weeknight dinners even when you have a busy schedule.  Find quick, easy dinner ideas that don’t take a lot of time to prepare and cook, so that you can enjoy the warm weather and the extra daylight with your kids.  A quick dinner meal at home gives you more time to go outside and play in the evenings!  Try our Chicken, Sweet Potato and Carrot Packets for dinner one night this week.  Kids will love this healthy meal and it’s quick and easy – with little clean up!    

Chicken, Sweet Potato and Carrot Packets
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
2 boneless chicken breasts, each cut in half to make 4 pieces
2 sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut in thick slices
4 carrots, washed, peeled and cut in thick slices
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Cooking oil spray


Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. Spray 4 large pieces of foil with cooking oil spray.
  3. Place 1 cup of vegetables on each foil piece and top with 1 piece of chicken.
  4. Sprinkle seasoning on each piece of chicken. 
  5. Fold foil to make a packet. Place on baking sheet and bake in oven for 30-45 minutes until chicken is cooked through. 


Gather all of your ingredients.
Wash the sweet potatoes and carrots. 

Peel the sweet potatoes and carrots.
Once the potatoes and carrots are peeled, cut them up.
Spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray.


Add 1 cup of vegetables on each piece of foil.
Top vegetables with one piece of chicken.
Sprinkle Italian seasoning on each piece of chicken.
Fold foil to make a packet.  Place on a baking sheet and bake in the
oven for 30-45 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Remove from foil packet and serve!

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