Cooked in the oven or on the grill, these amazing Honey Dijon Chicken Foil Packets are a quick and easy 30-minute meal filled with fresh and colorful seasonal vegetables, juicy chicken breasts, and a delicious sweet and tangy honey dijon sauce.
In a small bowl whisk together the garlic, honey, whole grain mustard, fresh lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Season to taste.
Divide the sauce in half and transfer to two seperate bowls. Set each aside.
For the Chicken Foil Packets
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F or heat grill to medium heat.
Cut 4 sheets of heavy-duty foil, approximately 12 x 18 inches each.
Place 3 orange slices in a line directly in the middle of each sheet of foil and place one chicken breast directly on top of the oranges.
Divide the vegetables into four equal portions. Arrange the vegetables on both sides of the chicken breasts. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to season.
Using sauce from the same bowl each time (this is to prevent cross-contamination), top each chicken breast with approximately 1 tablespoon of Honey Dijon Sauce. Spread the sauce over the top of the chicken, spreading it evenly over the top. Drizzle with approximately 1 tsp olive oil over each chicken breast.
Fold the foil over the chicken and vegetables to close off the pack. Fold in the sides.
To cook in the oven. Transfer foil packets to a large baking sheet and bake for approximately 25-35 minutes, or until nearly cooked (cooking time will vary depending on thickness). Carefully remove baking sheet from the oven, peel back the top of the foil so that the chicken is exposed (careful! there will be steam!), and set oven to BROIL. Return chicken packets to the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until internal temperature of the chicken registers 160 degrees F with a digital meat thermometer. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
To cook on the grill. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.Very carefully transfer each foil pack directly to the grill. Grill for approximately 20-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken registers 150-160 degrees F with a digital meat thermometer (cooking time will vary depending on thickness of your chicken). Carefully peel back the top of the foil so that the chicken is exposed. Continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Carefully remove from the grill.
Serve garnished with fresh chopped parsley, thyme, and additional honey dijon sauce, if desired.
Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts. You will know your chicken is fully cooked once it reaches an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees F.