With the start of the new year, many of us are trying to eat healthier to make up for all the holiday goodies. This is my go-to healthy, easy dinner. It's nothing fancy, but I hope you enjoy!
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1) I like to put a sandwich baggie in this tall measuring cup to make marinating the chicken easier. I add whatever ingredients the marinate package calls for, usually a little vegetable oil, water, and vinegar. Then I zip the baggie, squish around the ingredients, and put the baggie on a plate to marinate for several hours (my chicken starts frozen).
2) Here are the main ingredients: I like to use Crisco butter flavored non-stick spray on the foil. I also use Grill Mates seasoning packets for the marinate, a can of cut green beans, and of course some boneless skinless chicken breasts.
*Cleanup tip: pour the extra marinate down the sink and throw away the baggie.*
3) Place the foil on a pan, spray it with non-stick spray, put the chicken on the foil, top with a can of green beans (after rinsing and draining them), then add salt and pepper (or any other seasonings you want).
4) Fold the foil to create a pouch. Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
We eat this several times a week and keep it fresh by using different marinate flavors. I'm very picky about how meat tastes (I generally do not like chicken cooked in a skillet), and this recipe tastes as close to grilled as possible--great for winter months. When we are being extra healthy, we leave out the crescent rolls, but I was craving some bread tonight.
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. I'd love to hear from you if you try it!
PS: A sweet friend told me that she also uses these marinates and she cuts the oil by at least half and adds a little more water or vinegar in its place, making this even fewer calories!