Do you make a summer bucket list? I haven’t the last few years, opting instead to “keep my options open” and “see what happens.” It’s been about as productive as the last time I grocery shopped hungry without a list (i.e. a disaster in which I managed to purchase three boxes cereal and forgot the milk). This summer, instead of haphazardly filling my metaphorical cart, I’m making a list of activities that take advantage of this special season. At the top: cooking simple, summery dinners like these Grilled Chicken Fajita Foil Packets on our back porch.
While it’s tempting to load my list with big-ticket items—the camping trip Ben and I have been talking about for years but have yet to take; riding a ferry across Lake Michigan—I want to focus on small, everyday activities too.
Summers here in Wisconsin are precious and brief. Rather than wait for a one-time weekend camping trip, I’m challenging myself to live the summer high life in one little way each day. One of my biggest regrets from last summer, aside from not making a single s’more (I KNOW), is that we didn’t grill out nearly as much as we could have. This summer, I’m aiming to grill at least twice a week, a goal I feel is completely attainable, particularly now that these Grilled Chicken Fajitas Packets are in our lives.
I realize grilling twice per week might not impress the grill gurus who cook out almost every night, have been known to grill through snowstorms, and can pull off a steakhouse worthy filet with their eyes closed. Still, however, it is progress and a new skill too. I am still on the more novice end of the grilling spectrum, which is why you can trust my sincerity when I say: ANYONE can make these Grilled Chicken Fajitas. They are simple, delicious, and the foil packet acts like a super shield to ensure recipe success.
Whether you work the grill like a master chef or you don’t know how to light it, you can make chicken fajitas on the grill in foil. Slice the chicken and your veggies of choice, toss them with the chicken fajita seasoning, then pile it into the foil. Make a packet, toss it on the grates, and DONE.
I even have a perfectly spiced, Tex-Mex terrific chicken fajita seasoning blend all measured out for