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Made in the oven in under an hour this Italian Lemon Chicken Foil Packet is a great dinner-time meal with vegetables, chicken, lemon, and seasonings.

Side view of plated Chicken Foil Packet on white plate.

I love when I can throw together a dinner recipe and put it in the oven and it comes out as a whole meal in itself. That is exactly what you get with this Italian Lemon Chicken Foil Packet.

Filled with so much flavor and delicious ingredients this is a great family recipe and really does feed a family as well and it’s just one packet and not many.

Everything is made in one large foil packet and baked to perfection and there is no need for sides because those are baked right in there with it.

The Italian Lemon flavor over everything really makes the flavor of this recipe over the top. Perfectly seasoned it is not overpowering in the least.

Everything compliments one another perfectly and it is a great spring, summer, or anytime meal that you will want to make over and over again.

Some of my other favorite chicken recipes we have on our site include: Parmesan Chicken Wings, Crack Chicken Noodle Casserole and Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Overhead image of Italian Lemon Chicken Foil Packet out of oven.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • With tasty and easy-to-find ingredients this really comes together well.
  • You have a whole meal in one without the need to make extra side dishes.
  • This feeds a family in just one packet so no need to make multiple.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Chicken tenderloins
Red potatoes
Red onions
Lemon
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Garlic
Dried Italian seasoning
Garlic salt
Kosher salt
Crushed red pepper
Pepper
Parsley for garnish, optional

Ingredients needed to make Italian Chicken Lemon Foil Packet.

HOW TO MAKE AN ITALIAN LEMON CHICKEN FOIL PACKET:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil, make sure it’s enough foil to wrap around the ingredients and make a packet with room for a vent.
  3. Place the chicken, potatoes, onion, and sliced lemon in a large bowl and toss to coat with the olive oil.
  4. Add the lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, kosher salt, red pepper, and black pepper, toss to coat again.
  5. Arrange the potatoes, onion, and chicken in the middle of the foil and top with the thinly sliced lemon.
  6. Close the ends of the packet and roll down the top of the foil packet leaving enough room to vent the heat.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken reaches at least 165°F. Garnish with parsley if using and serve.

Step by step photos on how to make a Chicken Foil Packet

CAN I USE CHICKEN BREASTS?

Yes, that should not be an issue. Make sure that you cut them into longer and thinner strips like tenderloins and that the weight is the same as the recipe calls for.

CAN I MAKE ANOTHER SIDE DISH?

Yes, if you want to add to what is in this recipe you can add another side dish, you don’t need to since this already includes potatoes but if you want to include a non-starchy food we like to serve this with green beans or a side salad.

CAN I USE ANOTHER POTATO OTHER THAN RED?

While our favorite for this recipe is absolutely red potatoes you can use baby golds or regular Yukon Gold potatoes cut into more bite-sized pieces.

Overhead plated Italian Lemon Chicken Foil Packet on plate.

HOW TO STORE:

This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will last for up to 3-4 days.

To reheat, place in the microwave until heated through.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Chicken breasts can be substituted, see my tips above.
  • We do not recommend freezing this recipe.
  • This can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  • Make sure that you seal your foil well.
  • Drain off any liquid from the foil packets before serving.
  • You can use other potatoes besides red, see my tips above.

Fork holding up some of the foil packet meal.

Looking for that recipe that you can just throw together and have a whole meal ready to go? Then this Italian Lemon Chicken Foil Packet is for you!

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5 from 4 votes

Italian Lemon Chicken

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Made in the oven in under an hour this Italian Lemon Chicken Foil Packet is a great dinner time meal with vegetables, chicken, lemon and seasonings.
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Line a baking dish with aluminum foil, make sure it’s enough foil to wrap around the ingredients and make a packet with room for a vent.
  • Place the chicken, potatoes, onion, and sliced lemon in a large bowl and toss to coat with the olive oil.
  • Add the lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, kosher salt, red pepper, and black pepper, toss to coat again.
  • Arrange the potatoes, onion, and chicken in the middle of the foil and top with the thinly sliced lemon.
  • Close the ends of the packet and roll down the top of the foil packet leaving enough room to vent the heat.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken reaches at least 165°F. Garnish with parsley if using and serve.

Notes

  1. Chicken breasts can be substituted, see my tips above.
  2. We do not recommend freezing this recipe.
  3. This can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  4. Make sure that you seal your foil well.
  5. Drain off any liquid from the foil packets before serving.
  6. You can use other potatoes besides red, see my tips above.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. Marion worthy says:

    5 stars
    I Love foil packet meal ❤️ The Recipes

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