Italian Chicken in Foil

Poaching chicken with simple veggies and dressing brings out big flavor with little effort.

a poached chicken breast served over greens

Medically reviewed in June 2021

Updated on November 18, 2022

Low-fat protein and veggies are essential fitness foods. This dish is simple to make, filling, delicious, and nutritious. Cook extra helpings and you've got a few days' worth of ready-made fitness meals to pair with your favorite whole grains and veggies.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 5 oz each
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup light Italian dressing

Preparation (Serves 4)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Tear off four 18-inch sheets of aluminum foil. Place a chicken breast in the center of each. Divide the mushrooms and zucchini between the four and pile on top of the chicken. Drizzle 1/4 cup Italian dressing over each.

Seal the packets by bringing up the sides of the foil sheets and folding over the top edge. Seal the ends, leaving enough air to circulate.

Place packets on a cookie sheet. Cook for 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Calories 265; fat 11g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 82mg; sodium 550mg; carbohydrate 8g; fiber 2g; protein 34g

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