Lemon Chicken and Brocolli Foil Pack Dinner recipe | ONEarmedMAMA.com

Lemon Chicken and Broccoli Foil Packs

Lemon and Broccoli add huge flavor to chicken when steamed together inside easy-clean foil packets
Course main
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, camping, chicken, foil pack, lemon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 448kcal


Foil Packets

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs skin removed, about 1 pound
  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • 8 cups broccoli florets about 2 large stems
  • 1 large lemon sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil whole leaves
  • 1/2 cup creamy lemon dressing

Creamy Lemon Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


Creamy Lemon Dressing

  • Place chopped garlic, lemon zest, sugar and salt in a medium lidded jar.
  • Add lemon juice and vinegar. Stir until salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Add mayonnaise and stir to combine. 
  • Slowly whisk in olive oil until thick. 
  • Store refrigerated until ready to serve

Foil Packets

  • Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  • Cut 4 large (14x12 inch) sheets of aluminum foil. (optional- layer parchment paper in the middle of each sheet of foil.
  • Layer 1/4 of the red onion, 2 cups of broccoli, topped with 1 piece of chicken. 
  • Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle on 2 tablespoons of lemon dressing, and add a few basil leaves and lemon slices to each packet.
  • Seal edges with a large fold and fold down again, leaving space for steam in the packet. bring up the opposite edges and seal tightly.
  • Grill covered over medium heat, about 10 minutes, then carefully flip packets over. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes. 
  • Let sit off heat for few minutes and top with fresh basil (optional) before serving.


Foil packs can be cooked indoors in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes on a ungreased baking sheet.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1312IU | Vitamin C: 187mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg