Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Foil Packets

This was a meal everyone in my family enjoyed, and it was easy to make (and even easier to clean up!). It had such great flavor! I was anticipating the stuffing to take over flavor-wise, but with bacon, broccoli, and ranch so many flavors stood out. My oldest didn't even know there was ranch in it until I told him, so use it even if someone isn't a fan. It just adds great flavor. And of course bacon... it makes everything delicious. :)

1 package chicken-flavor stuffing mix
1-1/4 cup water
6 boneless chicken breast halves (these need to be on the smaller side)
3 cups broccoli florets (I used a small bag frozen florets)
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, crumbled
6 tbsp ranch dressing
salt & pepper, to taste

Spray six large sheets of foil with nonstick cooking spray. Combine stuffing mix with water. Spoon some stuffing centered onto each foil sheet. Top it with a chicken breast, seasoned with salt & pepper. Top with 1/2 cup broccoli florets. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese and one slice crumbled bacon. Drizzle with 1 tbsp ranch dressing. Bring up the sides and close up foil packet, leaving room for air circulation.

Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 35-40 minutes.

**To freeze: Freeze each packet separately, then put into gallon freezer bags. Thaw in fridge and follow baking directions above.

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