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Healthy Foil-Pack Recipes: Chicken Herb Packet, Chicken Sausage & Squash Pack

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Spring is here, and that means green grass, warm weather, and new foil-pack recipes. We can't deliver foliage and sunshine via email, but we CAN offer up a couple of those FP recipes right now. Look!

 
 
Herbed-Up Spring Chicken Packet

1/2 of recipe (1 chicken breast with about 3/4 cup veggies): 213 calories, 4g fat, 667mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 28.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Those cherry tomatoes... That fresh basil... This recipe will rock your FACE off! Well, hopefully you'll still have a face -- you'll need it for chewing purposes.

Ingredients:
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper
Two 4-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness (see HG Tip!)
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, drizzle tomatoes with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with garlic, thyme, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Mix well.

Season chicken with remaining 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper, and lay cutlets on the center of the foil. Top with seasoned tomatoes, onion, and basil. Cover with another large piece of foil.

Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.

Cut packet to release steam before opening entirely. Serve it up!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

HG Tip! To pound a chicken cutlet, either lay it between two pieces of plastic wrap or place it in a sealable bag, squeeze out the air, and seal. Using a meat mallet (or other heavy utensil with a flat surface), pound it until uniform in thickness. 

 
 
 
Super-Special Chicken Sausage 'n Squash Pack

1/2 of recipe (about 2 cups): 285 calories, 8g fat, 664mg sodium, 39.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 17.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

This dish is SO good! Like, quite possibly the most delicious thing you'll eat all month. No kidding. We teared up a little when it was created at the HG HQ...

Ingredients:
3 cups cubed butternut squash (see HG Tip!)
1/4 tsp. dried ground sage
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
6 oz. (about 2 links) fully cooked chicken sausage with 8g fat or less per 3-oz. serving (like the kind by Applegate Organic), sliced into coins
1 cup chopped apple (about 1 apple)
1/2 cup chopped onion

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, sprinkle squash with seasonings and toss to coat. Distribute onto the center of the foil. Top with sliced sausage, apple, and onion. Cover with another large piece of foil.

Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet. Bake for 45 minutes, or until squash is tender.

Cut packet to release steam before opening entirely. Divide and devour!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

HG Tip! Look for pre-cubed squash in the produce section. And click here to read up on how to cube it yourself!

 
 

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