Roast chicken is a dish that can be served almost any time of the year and now that you’ve set up your own herb garden right in your RV, you’ll want to use fresh herbs any time to liven up your meals!
The aluminum foil packets are meant to help distribute heat more evenly and they also make for a very easy clean up with no extra dishes – perfect for RVers who are trying to save water or for those lazy days when you just don’t feel like doing dishes.
Though this recipe calls for potatoes, almost any vegetable will work with this dish. Just be sure to thinly slice any starchy vegetables like carrots or potatoes. Other vegetables like asparagus or green beans don’t need to be sliced before placing in foil packets. Tender veggies like zucchini or onions can be sliced thicker so they hold up in the foil packet.
Preheating is essential! Some of you may worry about using up too much gas by preheating, but you’ll end up using a lot more gas if your dish doesn’t cook through initially.
2 Chicken Breasts or legs
1 T Olive Oil or Clarified Butter
Onion or Garlic Powder
3-4 Springs Rosemary (per breast or leg)
1 lb Russet Potatoes
1/2 Lemon (per breast or leg)
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Tear one large sheet for each chicken breast of heavy duty aluminum foil. It should be large enough to wrap around the meat twice over. Lightly coat the aluminum foil sheets with cooking spray.
- Slice potatoes thinly (about 1/2 inch thick).
- Rub about a tablespoon of either olive oil or clarified butter all around chicken.
- Place one chicken breast in the middle of the sheet of aluminum foil.
- Add some sliced potatoes on top of the chicken.
- Slice the lemon into slices. Place about half of the lemon slices on top of one chicken breast.
- Sprinkle a pinch of salt, black pepper, 3-4 sprigs of rosemary, as much thyme as you desire, and a large pinch of onion or garlic powder.
- Wrap chicken breast in foil like an envelope – wrap it up so the juices don’t spill out the sides.
- Place packets right onto the grate in preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
- If you have a digital thermometer, the chicken will be done when it reads, 165º, in the thickest part of the breast. Otherwise, just check the breasts after 30 minutes. If still pink on the inside bake in oven until cooked all the way through.