Healthy Grilled Chicken-and-Rice Foil Packs

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup parboiled rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno slices, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced

Special equipment: four 8-inch disposable foil pie pans and heavy duty foil

Prepare a grill for medium heat.

Put the chicken, beans, rice, salsa, pickled jalapenos, tomato paste, chilli powder, turmeric and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and toss to combine. Divide the chicken-rice mixture evenly among the pie pans, spreading it out in an even layer. Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into each pie pan.

Cover each pan tightly with foil. Put the pans on the grill, close the grill lid and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the grill and let rest for a few minutes.

Carefully remove the foil from each pan (hot steam will escape). The liquid should be absorbed, the rice tender and the chicken cooked through. Sprinkle each with some spring onions.

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If you don't have foil pie pans, use four 12-by-12-inch pieces of heavy duty foil instead. Put the filling and broth in the center of each, gather up the sides and fold and crimp tightly to seal.

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