Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Memorial Day and Chicken Ranch Packets!

I hope everyone is enjoying their start to summer!  This is a whirlwind week for us with school ending, baseball playoffs going on and swim team practice starting!  Here are a few shots from the Memorial Day Picnic that we hosted -
Riley created a sign to greet guests:

 Refreshing Meadow Tea!

Food table centerpiece!

This recipe is so easy!  I found it on Pinterest and have finally gotten around to making it!  I imagine you could make these packets and take them camping - you could make them on a fire....maybe, I am not much of a camper - I like the concept of a campfire and smores and cool, crisp weather.  I do not like bugs, spiders and ticks.....all that said, I don't know if this would work for camping, but if you camp, try it and tell me if it worked!

You will need this ( I think it is funny that Weis markets the chicken by labeling it "skinny" chicken - I mean, what is a skinny chicken??) -

Here is what you will do with it -

Chicken Ranch Packets:
4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
4 Slices Bacon, cooked crisp
1 Cup Shredded Cheese
4 Cups Broccoli
1 Box Chicken Flavored Stuffing
1 1/4 Cup Water
4 Tbsp Ranch Dressing
4 Large Sheets of Foil
DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix stuffing and water - set aside.  Spray sheets of foil with cooking spray and place 1/4 Cup stuffing mix in the center of each sheet of foil.  Top with a chicken breast.  Place 1 cup of broccoli on top of each chicken.  Next sprinkle each packet with 1/4 C. cheese and crumble one slice of bacon over the top.  Drizzle 1 Tbsp. of ranch dressing over each packet.  Bring sides of foil up and fold over - wrap up sides.  Make sure to not fold down tight against the chicken - you want to make sure air can circulate for even cooking.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes.  Cut small slits in the foil so steam can escape.  Remove from foil and place on plate!

Sorry I don't have any "after" pictures!  The whole family loved it!  Jimmy even said it was really, really good - like "that hit the spot" good!  Guess I will keep it on the radar for meals in the future!!