BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

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Need a foolproof recipe for your next barbecue? Try this new and innovative twist on classic grilled chicken. You’ll love grilling with foil packets, which lock in flavor for a perfect grill. Simply wrap the cubed chicken, peppers, and onions in sheets of foil, season them up, and set them on the grill. You’ll get delicious, flavorful chicken every time.

Aside from delicious vegetable nutrients, this recipe adds a healthy twist by using low-sugar BBQ sauce. And since this is such a versatile recipe, you can bring it to any gathering and customize it however you like. It cooks in only 20 minutes, so you don’t have to spend your whole evening over the grill! Pair this dish with practically any side for a fun, flavor-packed, healthy barbecue treat.

BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 345 | Total Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 813mg | Carbohydrates: 33g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Protein: 39g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10


  • 4 (6 to 8 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup no-sugar added BBQ sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 red onion cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. Pre heat grill to medium high heat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chicken and BBQ sauce. Mix well. Lay 4 large sheets of foil on a flat surface and lightly spray with non-stick spray. Divide chicken and BBQ mix between each of the 4 foil sheets.
  3. Top with green pepper and onion, dividing evenly between all 4 foil sheets. Sprinkle each with salt. Tightly fold in all four sides so the foil creates a pocket and is sealed tightly.
  4. Place on grill and cook with the grill lid closed, for 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Vent the foil packet before opening by poking each with a knife to release steam. Serve with your favorite veggie side dish!

Give this recipe a try and let us know how you customize it to make it your own!

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9 Comments on "BBQ Chicken Foil Packets"

  1. mim  May 8, 2017

    I am going to try this but put it in the oven and I will have lunch for 4 days..

    • Nichole Furlong  May 8, 2017

      That’s a great idea! You can place the packets on a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 400. Baking is a great alternative to grilling and will taste just as delicious!

  2. Larry  June 5, 2017

    I made this yesterday and it is wonderful.

  3. Kristin  June 8, 2017

    Any suggestion brand for a no added sugar BBQ sauce that tastes good?

    • Gale Compton  June 8, 2017

      Kristin, I like Annie’s BBQ Sauce, it doesn’t have refined sugar. Look for one with dates, honey, maple syrup, or molasses.

  4. Janet  July 4, 2017

    Can I do them over night and put In the refrigerator?

  5. Stephanie  February 17, 2018

    I am just curious what makes this 10 points? Is this an old weight watchers total?

    • Nichole Furlong  February 17, 2018

      Hi Stephanie! The Weight Watchers points are not the new Freestyle points. We’re working on getting all of our recipes updated with Freestyle points!


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