Dill Chicken in Foil

These foil-wrapped packets of chicken in dill make for easy portion control and easy cleanup. The chicken steams in the packet, requiring minimal fat to keep it tender and juicy.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 60 min


8 skinless chicken thighs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper, freshly ground
1/2 cup margarine, melted
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp dill, dried
8 tsp green onion, sliced, tops included
1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
6 oz Swiss cheese, cut in 8 slices

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

  2. In small container, mix together melted margarine, lemon juice and dill weed.

  3. Cut eight 12 inch (30 cm) squares of heavy duty aluminum foil; spray each with vegetable cooking spray.

  4. Place 1 tsp (5 mL) of dill-margarine sauce on center of each foil square; place 1 chicken thigh on sauce.

  5. On each chicken thigh, sprinkle 1 tsp (5 mL) green onion and 2 Tbsp (30 mL) carrot slices.

  6. Top each with an additional 1 tsp (5 mL) of the sauce and 1 slice of cheese.

  7. Fold foil into packets, sealing securely. Label, date and freeze chicken until needed.

  8. When ready to serve, put frozen foil packets in baking pan and place in 400ºF (200ºC). oven for about 1 hour or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.

  9. If serving immediately without freezing, place foil packets in baking pan and bake in 400ºF (200ºC). oven for about 35 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF (74ºC).

Nutrition Info

Per 210 g serving Amount
Protein34 g
Fat40 g
Saturated Fat12 g
Carbohydrate5 g
Sugar2 g
Cholesterol135 mg
Sodium390 mg
Per 210 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A2
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B625
Vitamin B1292