Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packs – stuffing, chicken, broccoli, bacon, and cheese all layered and cooked in foil packets. They can be grilled or baked! Easiest dinner ever.
Today I brought you a mess of a dinner.
Trust me, I realize it’s not much to look at.
But it’s one that my kids LOVED so I figured I had no choice but to share it with you.
Have you ever made hobo packs? The idea is that you just pile everything into aluminum foil, seal it, and then put it on the grill until everything is cooked through.
So they are great to do while camping but since I’m not much of a camper, I did these in the oven. Either way works though!
They were delicious and clean up was so simple since it was all contained in the aluminum foil. These are going to become a summer staple for us!
- Chicken flavored stuffing
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Cheddar cheese
- Ranch dressing
How To Make Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packs
- Spray 4 large sheets of aluminum foil with oil
- In a bowl, mix stuffing and water together
- Spoon ¼ of the stuffing onto each aluminum foil sheet
- Place a chicken breast on top of each stuffing pile
- Top each one with ½ cup broccoli
- Sprinkle ¼ of the cheese and ¼ of the bacon on each one
- Top it all with a drizzle of ranch dressing
- Fold the sides of the foil up into a packet and place on baking sheet
- Bake 20 – 25 minutes
How to Grill Hobo Packs
To change the recipe from the oven to the grill, just cook the hobo packs over medium heat for 20 – 25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
More Recipes for the Grill
- Lemon Thyme Pork Chops with Peaches
- Grilled Pineapple Jerk Pork Tenderloin
- Grilled Tequila Steak Pizza
- Orange Barbecued Ribs
- Grilled Stuffed Peppers
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Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packs
- 1 box chicken flavored stuffing
- 1 ¼ cups Water
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups chopped broccoli
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 slices cooked bacon; crumbled
- 4 tablespoons ranch dressing
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Spray 4 large sheets of aluminum foil with oil. Set aside.
- Mix stuffing and water together in a mixing bowl. Spoon ¼ of the mixture onto each aluminum foil sheet and set a chicken breast on top of each. Top each one with ½ cup of broccoli. Sprinkle with ¼ cup cheese, ¼ of the bacon, and a drizzle of ranch dressing.
- Fold the sides of the foil up into a packet.
- Place all the packs onto a baking sheet and bake 20 - 25 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken.
- Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 518Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 686mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 55g
Is there a preference on whether using frozen broccoli or fresh from the produce section? Maybe a stupid question but I need to make this perfect 😍. Thanks
Minda Hyde says
Made these on the grill, I added mushrooms and onions, delicious
Can you use frozen chicken or do you need to thaw them out?
I made this with thinner chicken breast for 25 minutes and it just doesn’t seem like it was cooked all the way still..
How much ranch dressing on top of each piece of chicken when the ingredients say 4 tbsps? Just asking.
Amanda Livesay says
1 tablespoon for each chicken piece. :)
Amber Froelich says
Is the ranch powdered or liquid dressing?
The recipe is saying 1 Tablespoon per serving
Karen Rutledge says
I learned to make the hobo packs while in Girl Scouts. When my children were growing up and we would go camping I’d make these ahead of time and than place them in our campfire. The really heavy duty foils work best for this . I would also make each one a salad in a brown paper lunch sack , add the dressing right before serving and shake. It was a nice change from the hot dog and hamburger routine
No clean up worries !
Can u cook these on the camp fire?
Renee Magnuson says
I have cooked them on a campfire but I usually at least partially cook most of the ingredients first, especially the meat. It is hard to get a totally even cook in a campfire so starting with precooked stuff helps a lot to ensure a more uniform doneness.
I have never seen another person call those “hobo packs.” Jason will be happy to know he’s not weird anymore :)
When does the bacon come into play ?
It just goes on top of the chicken before baking. Thanks! :)
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Absolutely delicious! I will be making these soon!