Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Green Bean Packets

Makes about 4 servings

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  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, each cut in half lengthwise to make 4 pieces 
  • 1-2 sweet potatoes (depending on size), washed, peeled, and cut into thick slices 
  • 1 14.5-ounce can green beans, drained (or frozen) 
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Wash your hands well with soap and hot water. 
  3. Cut washed and peeled sweet potatoes in half long ways. Place flat side down. Cut into slices. 
  4. Lay four large pieces of aluminum foil on your work surface. Lay them out flat. 
  5. On one piece of foil, divide the sweet potato pieces and the green beans between packets. 
  6. Put one piece of chicken on top of the vegetables. 
  7. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt over the top of the chicken and veggies. 
  8. Fold the foil up over the chicken and veggies. Fold the edges together to make a sealed packet. 
  9. Repeat steps 4 through 8 for the other three pieces of foil. You will have four foil packets. 
  10. Place the foil packets on a large baking sheet and place in the oven. 
  11. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until the chicken is completely cooked. 
  12. Check temperature of chicken with meat thermometer. Make sure it is completely cooked. It should be 165°F. 
  13. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. 

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.