Chicken Hobo Dinner is loaded with chicken, veggies and seasoning. All wrapped in aluminum foil for the perfect meal to make on the grill, oven, or campfire.

Chicken Hobo Dinner with a fork
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We love making hobo dinners because of the many ways it can be made. This chicken foil packets is loaded with flavor and made with simple ingredients. If you love hobo dinners as much as we do, check out this Hobo Dinner Recipe.

This chicken recipe makes for an easy cleanup and everyone can make their favorite combination. Make this foil dinner on the grill, toss them at your campfire or make them in the oven.

What is a Hobo Dinner?

Hobo Dinner recipes have been pleasing families since back in the Depression days. The foil packets usually container a protein, vegetables and seasoning. They can be made on the grill, campfire or in the oven.

Ingredients

Chicken Hobo Dinner ingredients - Chicken Breasts, small potatoes, onion, carrots, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, salt, pepper, ranch dressing mix
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 
  • Small Potatoes (peeled and sliced into 1/4″ thick slices)
  • Onion sliced
  • Carrots (peeled and sliced into 1 inch pieces)
  • Cream of Chicken Soup 
  • Chicken Broth 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dry Ranch Dressing Mix 

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Variation Ideas

  • Vegetables – Feel free to add different vegetables to the foil pack. We have added in green beans, corn on the cob, and small red potatoes for a simple variation.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change or add seasoning to the foil packets. You can add in fresh herbs such as rosemary, basil, or thyme.
  • Chicken – We used chicken breast in this recipe but you can also use chicken thighs or chicken tenders.

How to Make Chicken Hobo Dinner

  • Step 1 – Heat Grill – Preheat your grill over medium high heat (approximately 450 degrees Fahrenheit).
Combining the chicken broth and cream of chicken soup in a bowl

Step 2 – Whisk Chicken Broth – In a small bowl, whisk together the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth.  

Placing the veggies on a piece of foil

Step 3 – Spray Foil – Coat 4 large pieces of heavy duty sheets of foil with non-stick cooking spray. You can also drizzle with olive oil. Place one potato (peeled and sliced) in the middle of each piece of foil. Then add carrots and onions.

Topping the veggies with chicken breast and ranch seasoning mix

Step 4 – Add Chicken – Place a chicken breast on top of the vegetables on each piece of foil. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and ranch seasoning mix. 

Topping the chicken with the cream of chicken soup mixture

Step 5 – Top with Soup – Pour the soup mixture evenly on top of each foil packet.  

Wrapped Chicken dinner in foil

Step 6 – Foil Foil – Fold up the sides of the foil. Then fold up the other sides to make a foil pack. Then place on grill and cook for about 45 minutes.

Cooking Chicken Hobo Dinner Foil Packs

Step 7 – Once they are done, carefully open the foil packs and then serve and enjoy.

Chicken Hobo Dinner in Oven Recipe

This Hobo Chicken Dinner Oven Recipe can easily be made in the oven.

  • Bake these hobo dinners in a preheated oven at 400 degrees.
  • Place the foil packets on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the foil packets for 50-60 minutes. Cook until the tender chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 
  • Use meat thermometer to make sure chicken is cooked thorough.

Recipe Tips

  • Chicken and Potatoes – Cook chicken and potatoes until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender. Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure chicken is cooked thorough.
  • Foil Sheets – To prevent the chicken and vegetables from sticking, make sure to spray with cooking spray. These tin foil dinners could better when they do not stick to the foil.
  • Folding the Foil Packets – Completely close the sides around the chicken and vegetables. This helps to keep the items from falling out and locks in the steam. It helps to cook the ingredients evenly.
Chicken Hobo Dinner with a fork

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can easily make these foil packets ahead of the time. Make sure to store the prepared packets in the fridge until ready to cook. We recommend cooking within 24 hours of preparing it.

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

More Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

This chicken hobo dinner recipe is a family favorite. If you try it, let us know by commenting how your family loved it.

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Chicken Hobo Dinner

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Chicken Hobo Dinner is loaded with chicken, veggies and seasoning. All wrapped in aluminum foil for the perfect meal to make on the grill, oven, or campfire.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 501

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Small Potatoes peeled and sliced into 1/4″ thick slices
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 3 Carrots peeled and sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 packet dry Ranch Dressing Mix

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill over medium high heat (approximately 450 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth.
  • Coat 4 large pieces of heavy duty foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place one potato (peeled and sliced) in the middle of each piece of foil.
  • Place about ¼ of the diced carrots and sliced onions on top of the potatoes.
  • Place a chicken breast on top of the vegetables on each piece of foil. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and ranch seasoning mix.
  • Pour the soup mixture evenly on top of each foil packet.
  • Fold up the sides of the foil. Then fold up the other sides to make a foil pack.
  • Place on the grill on medium high heat (or a campfire) for approximately 45 minutes-60 minutes or until the chicken breasts are cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Once they are done, carefully open the foil packs and then serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
You can also bake these hobo dinners in the oven at 375 degrees F for 50-60 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 166 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 501kcal, Carbohydrates 51g, Protein 55g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 148mg, Sodium 859mg, Potassium 2389mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 8024IU, Vitamin C 48mg, Calcium 58mg, Iron 3mg

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