Wow–Fajitas on the Grill and the best part is there were no pots and pans to clean up! Cooked in Aluminum Foil Packs right on the grill! They’re called Hobo Packs.
Very quick prep and delicious ingredients. Feel free to substitute whatever peppers you would prefer. This is what I did.
You’ll need heavy-duty aluminum foil for the grill.
- If you double up the recipe you’ll need more hobo packs and feel free to experiment with the ingredients.
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1 lb. chicken tenders–I cut them in 1/2 so they’re still thick enough that they don’t over-cook in the 15 minutes it takes to cook. If the pieces are too too thin they’ll over-cook.
1 medium red onion, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick (approximately)
1 poblano chile or serrano chile whatever you can get. Stemmed and cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch strips. I used both .
1 Red Bell Pepper–cut into strips lengthwise
1 Yellow Bell Pepper –cut into strips lengthwise
*you can really use any peppers that you’d like–these are the ones I used Shishito Peppers would be wonderful as well.
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper- you’ll need to be fairly generous with the salt –I used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and a few grinds of the pepper mill.
4 -6 fresh oregano sprigs–at least 1 in each packet–I used 2 in each packet.
1 lime, thinly sliced crosswise
Warm flour or corn tortillas, sour cream , guacamole and salsa and some hot sauce for serving. I used small tortillas but any kind will work out nicely. This is a very easy Summer Meal. I also like to serve with rice and beans.
Cut up all the veggies, onions and chicken and light the grill, I had the grill turned up high , it should be medium to high. I put it to high to pre-heat and then lowered to a more medium – high, if you are unable to do this step just check on them after 12 minutes to make sure the bottom isn’t burning.
In a large bowl, toss the chicken, onion and all the peppers with the olive oil and cumin seeds. Season generously with salt and pepper and toss again. I like it to sit for about 15 minutes while grill is heating up.
Arrange 4 14 inch sheets of heavy duty foil on a work surface ( see pics) app. 14 inches don’t get the ruler out you can eyeball it, it needs to fit a pile of veggies and chicken. Last night I increased the chicken so we had about 6 packs.
Pile the chicken and veggies evenly on one 1/2 of each foil sheet and top with the oregano and lime slices. Fold the foil over the ingredients and pinch the edges to seal.
Place the foil packets on the grill, close the lid and cook over moderately high heat until the chicken is cooked through, anywhere from 12 to 15 minutes.
Open the packets and serve with warm flour fajitas, sour cream , guacamole, salsa and hot sauce.
*Packets can be made a night ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.
I usually place all ingredients after cooking in a large serving dish/bowl and let everyone take for themselves.
Candi, I used to make these when I lived in the suburbs and it was always a favorite. , but now i’m in an apt and so will try it using the packets and putting them directly on the grate in a hot oven. Probably will put a sheet pan on the rack below, just in case…. Keep your fingers crossed.
I think it would work in the oven. xoxoxo