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Grilled Citrus Chicken & Asparagus Packets

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Here's my confession- up until a few years ago, I hated asparagus.   My exposure to it was limited to canned, overcooked, horrid colored stalks.   I was participating in a community that issued weekly challenges, and I thought, why not?   I bought a fresh bunch and grilled it and fell in love.   What a difference!  I've been a fan ever since.


We've had some great weather lately, perfect for grilling.   Asparagus is amazing right now, and I decided to match it with a few more of our favorite things- chicken & orange.   Since I have tons to do in the yard of our new home, I thought a foil packet meal would be just the thing.

I thinly sliced an orange and layered it with some boneless skinless chicken breast and asparagus.  I combined the juice of one orange, dijon, butter and tarragon and brushed it over everything.   I cooked it over a medium hot grill for about 35 minutes- chicken breasts vary so much in size now, I'd recommend using a probe thermometer if you have one.   You can make one large packet, or individual ones if you want to customize.  I'm marking it down as a great camping recipe too!

Eat it straight out of the foil packet, or you can plate it if you like!

                     
* Exported from MasterCook *

                Grilled Citrus Chicken & Asparagus Packets

  4                     boneless skinless chicken breasts -- about 6oz each
  1                 lb  aspargus
  2                 sm  oranges
  2              tbsps  butter -- melted
  1               tbsp  dijon mustard
  1 1/2           tsps  tarragon -- dried
     1/2           tsp  salt & pepper -- each, or to taste

Heat grill to medium high.   Lay out chicken on  12 x 20 piece of aluminum foil. Combine the juice of one orange, butter, dijon mustard and tarragon.  Brush over chicken. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.  Thinly slice second orange, layer on top of chicken.   Find the natural breaking point of the asparagus by bending it, then place on top of oranges.   Brush with remaining juice mixture.   Sprinkle with salt & pepper.   Fold up ends of foil to make a sealed packet.   Grill with lid down for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken reads 160ยบ on a meat thermometer.   

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  1. Foil packets in the summer and sheet pan dinners in the winter.....This is my kind of recipe!!! Thanks for sharing Jolene.

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    1. This would be great done sheet pan style!

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  2. Foil packets are a great way to get everything done together! Now I have a new one to try!

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    1. We've mostly used them with camping, but the easy clean up is such a plus, I'll have to do it at home more often!

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  3. I love cooking foil packet dinners! Easy peasy and the clean up is easy too! This looks so good and tasty!

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    1. I definitely need to add more of them to the menu rotation. I loved the lack of dishes to do.

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  4. Love the idea of orange in there too - a tasty easy dinner!

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    1. Was great to be able to sit on the patio and let dinner do it's own thing while I enjoyed looking at my flowers!

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  5. Wow! The orange with Dijon and tarragon is a marvelous combo for the asparagus and chicken.

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    1. I accidentally ordered 2 containers of tarragon last time, so I've been trying to use it in more recipes :)

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  6. Looks delicious! Cannot wait to try it.

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  7. The hubs would DEVOUR this!! Looks delicious.

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  8. We loving grilling with asparagus, I can't wait to try this! Perfect Healthy Eats Recipe!

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    1. Going to try it on a sheet pan soon, since our grill is under snow and ice right now :) Thank you for hosting!

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  9. Not a fan of orange but I bet this would be great with lemon.

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    1. Absolutely! I've done it with lemon, lime, or a combination of all of them, depending what I have on hand.

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