Chicken and Fruit Packets|
This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's Presentation Packets article.
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
2 firm pears, sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, sliced
1/2 cup honey mustard salad dressing
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
Heat coals on grill or prepare gas grill. Divide chicken, pears and apple among four 18x12 inch sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with thyme. Fold foil over chicken and fruit. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold, then fold again. (If you are preparing this in the morning before your party, brush the pears and apple with a little lemon juice so they don't turn brown). Make sure you allow space on sides of the packet for circulation and expansion. Place on grill and cover. Grill 4-5 inches from medium heat 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. Place packets on plates, cut large X across top, and fold back foil to serve.
Linda Larsen is a freelance Home Economist with a degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a degree from St. Olaf College. She has been on the Pillsbury Bake-Off staff since 1987, and was in charge of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. Linda has developed recipes for Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal, presented food to taste panels, held cooking seminars, and owned her own catering business "The Perfect Occasion". She loves to cook and entertain, write about food, talk about it, plan parties, read cookbooks and develop recipes. She has a cookbook collection of at least 1000 books and reads them as though they were novels.
Linda's first meal was a Mother's Day dinner from the Betty Crocker Children's cookbook, prepared when she was 11. Since then she has hosted wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, business dinners and cocktail parties, and wonderful simple meals for friends. Join her and learn simple and elegant ways to entertain your family and friends during the week.
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