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Tin Foil Chicken Fajitas

February 3, 2014

Are you guys so excited for the week of Tin Foil dinners? I tried really hard to think outside of the box with these things. I love the classic tin foil dinners that are packed with meat and potatoes, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little diversity. We love fajitas. It’s our secret way of sneaking in some different veggies into our meal without our little one really noticing. Last time we made them my hubby had a genius idea to make tin foil chicken fajitas the next time we are out camping. I put a pin in it and was determined to remember.

Lucky for you we remembered and created a quick meal that has almost no clean up. Isn’t that the whole point of these things? Bake and toss?! I absolutely love that.

tin foil chicken fajitas

Tin Foil Chicken Fajitas


  • 1-1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • taco seasoning
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • cheese
  • tortillas


  1. Create four rectangles of heavy duty foil. We like to double up… Just to be safe. Fold up the sides creating a 1 inch rim.
  2. Spray your containers with cooking spray and divide the rice between them evenly. Top with your remaining ingredients. Make sure you evenly distribute the salsa and use more if necessary. Fold up the sides to create your packet.
  3. Outdoor cooking: Place your packets onto prepared coals. Cook for 30 minutes making sure to turn a few times.
  4. At home cooking: Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.


tin foil chicken fajitas recipe

Be careful when you first open your pouch. They get pretty hot and I’ve burned my hands a few times on the hot steam. I’d hate for one of you (or your kids) to be surprised by the hot blast that comes out right at the start.

tin foil chicken fajitas camping recipe
Top these with salsa and sour cream. Eat them as is or rolled inside a soft tortilla. Either way you are sure to be a hit with all of your camping guests!

One little tip I like to toss out there… Double up on your foil if you are planning on using it as the container or plate. If you’re looking for some great inspiration on what kind of meals to add to your camping menu make sure to check out my cookbook! Foiled! Easy, Tasty, Tin Foil Meals is packed with great ideas from breakfast to desserts! Make sure to give me a shout out on social media if you give any of them a try! I’d love to feature you and your cooking adventures!



Comments (7)

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter Reply

    February 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I am so excited for your tin foil dinner week. You started the week off with a great bang. I love chicken fajitas so much but have never thought of cooking them over a fire! We love camping, so I can’t wait to try this next time we go! (Which may be a while, with baby coming)

  • Meagan Reply

    February 3, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Oh those look amazing! Love tin foil dinners!

  • Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas Reply

    February 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    These sound so good! I’m going to try these when we go camping this summer. Pinning for warm weather! Actually, for the grill in the winter too.

  • Alexis @ We Like to Learn as We Go Reply

    February 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I love fajitas! This would be a fun foil dinner to do camping.

  • Vanessa Barker Reply

    February 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    this looks so yummy. I think I may need to make it on the BBQ for dinner this week!

  • Pamela Reply

    May 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Really love this meal. I am going camping with a few collage friends and this is going to be in the menu. I might to have to change chicken for beef… I have a friend that allergic to chicken. Thank you soo much for the idea!

  • Roma Reply

    June 12, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Great recipe. Going to try it this weekend. A couple of question though – start with cooked chicken breast or raw? Can I mix all beforehand and take the packets along or is it better to mix ingredients just before cooking? Thanks!

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