Foil Pack Chicken Fajitas (Hobo Packs)

Perfect for camping, these chicken fajitas are made easily in a foil pouch and grilled until smoky and charred! Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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Are you a camper?  Growing up we never really went camping.  We went on some pretty awesome vacations, but I guess we weren’t camping folk 🙂  Which, honestly, is fine by me!  I love the idea of it; everyone tucked into cozy tents, a big campfire, s’mores, nature, closeness, technology-free, and of course, the campfire foods.  But… well I have a feeling if I slept on the ground… I’d never get back up lol.

So around here in The Chunky Chef household, we enjoy camping-style foods, but on our patio instead.  We can still all gather around the fire pit, roast some marshmallows, tell stories, and spend some much needed tech-free time together.  But at the end of the night we get to go into an air conditioned house and sleep in comfy beds instead.  Hey, it’s what works for us 😉

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Foil pack chicken fajitas on grill pan

And if the weather doesn’t cooperate with us, we cook our camping-style foods indoors and gather around the kitchen table for some games and cards with the family.  Here in Ohio, this time of year can be pretty tumultuous, weather-wise.  The days start off hot and muggy and it just builds all during the day and you end up with a thunderstorm right around dinner time.  Not every day… but with my luck… it’s always the days I want to cook outdoors lol.

WHAT’S A FOIL PACKET FOR

If you’re cooking indoors anyway, you might as well just make these fajitas in your trusty skillet (or use this great oven version!!).  BUT.  If you’re cooking outdoors, then a foil packet is a great way to cook these fajitas.  Here’s why I love them:

  • It holds the juices in, so nothing gets dried out.
  • It’s a relatively mess-free way of cooking.
  • It’s a great way to cook so everyone has their own individual meals (and people can customize what they want in theirs).
  • It’s just plain fun!

Foil packet dinner of chicken fajitas on flour tortilla

WHAT TYPES OF FOIL PACKET DINNERS CAN I MAKE

There are SO many options here!  Chicken, pork, steak, seafood, veggies, potatoes, rice… mix and match and add some of your favorite seasonings and you’re good to go!

CAN I COOK A FOIL PACKET DINNER IN THE OVEN

Absolutely!  I like to bake mine at 425 F degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  To be safe, use a meat thermometer in the chicken to make sure it’s up to an internal temperature of 165 F degrees.

Grabbing a chicken fajita made in a foil packet

CAN CHICKEN FAJITAS FOIL PACKETS BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME

Yes!  Once you’ve combined the chicken, veggies, and seasonings, wrap them up in the foil packets and seal them tightly.  They can be refrigerated overnight.  Just set them out at room temperature for about 20 minutes or so before cooking.

HELPFUL TOOLS

  • Foil Sheets – this size is great for foil packs, and no tearing required!
  • Foil Pans – if you prefer a pan, these little foil pans are perfect for this!

Chicken Fajita Foil Packs are the perfect easy meal for summer cookouts or a camping trip!  Loaded with smoky flavors and classic chicken fajita ingredients, this low carb meal is tasty and fun to make! #chickenfajitas #fajitas #foilpack #hobopack #foilpackets #grilling #chickenrecipe #lowcarb #keto
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5 from 5 votes
Foil Pack Chicken Fajitas
4 servings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Perfect for camping, these chicken fajitas are made easily in a foil pouch and grilled until smoky and charred!

Calories: 280 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken tenders , sliced lengthwise into thin strips
  • 1 medium red or yellow onion , peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , seeded and sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper , seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • lime slices , optional
FAJITA SEASONING
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
TO SERVE
  • flour tortillas (soft taco sized)
  • sour cream or Mexican crema
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • minced fresh cilantro or parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat grill over MED HIGH heat.  Lay out 4 large squares of aluminum foil.  Heavy duty is best, or else use double layers of regular foil.

  2. To a large mixing bowl, add chicken, onion, both peppers and olive oil.  Toss together to coat.  Add all seasoning ingredients and toss to coat well.

  3. Add 1/4 of the chicken fajita mixture to half of the foil sheet and top with a slice of lime (if using).  Fold the other half of the foil sheet over the top and carefully pinch the edges to seal it shut.  Repeat with remaining fajitas mixture and foil sheets.

  4. Place foil packets on prepared grill and cook over MED HIGH heat about 12-15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

  5. Serve on tortillas and with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

I like to wrap up my flour tortillas in foil and grill them right along with the other foil packets.  This way they're warm and soft.  To char them, remove them from foil pack and grill several minutes until charred to your liking.

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Chicken Fajita Foil Packs are the perfect easy meal for summer cookouts or a camping trip!  Loaded with smoky flavors and classic chicken fajita ingredients, this low carb meal is tasty and fun to make! #chickenfajitas #fajitas #foilpack #hobopack #foilpackets #grilling #chickenrecipe #lowcarb #keto

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7 comments on “Foil Pack Chicken Fajitas (Hobo Packs)”

  1. Looks like a perfect weeknight meal! This will be a hit in my house!

  2. Foil packet recipes are the best! Easy to make and easy cleanup!

  3. I really love this idea! Looks so easy and delicious!

  4. Oh I adore fajitas. These look perfect!

  5. I love foil packet dinners! I love that you can customize them and cleanup is a breeze!

  6. Love that there are so many ways to customize this! Looks amazing!