Make this Indian-inspired chicken dish on the grill--or in the oven--for a flavorful dinner with minimal cleanup.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix the olive oil, 4 teaspoons garam masala, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl until combined. Tear four sheets (12x18 inches each) of Reynolds Wrap(R) Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. Center one chicken breast half on a sheet of foil; sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon garam masala on both sides.

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  • Place the squash and onion slices on top of the chicken. Drizzle evenly with one-fourth of the olive oil mixture. Bring up foil sides. Double-fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make four packets.

  • Grill over medium-high heat in covered grill 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken registers 165 degrees F.

  • Open packets carefully by cutting along top fold with a sharp knife, allowing steam to escape; then open top of foil packet. To serve, top with yogurt and sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Make It!

Garam masala is a North Indian spice blend that can contain coriander, peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, caraway, cloves, ginger, and/or nutmeg, depending on the style of the blend. To make a simplified version at home, combine 1 teaspoon curry powder with 1 teaspoon ground cumin. Or try a complete recipe below.

In an 8x8x2-inch baking pan combine 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns, 4 teaspoons cumin seed, 2 teaspoons whole cloves, 1 teaspoon coriander seed, 1 teaspoon whole cardamom seed (pods removed), and 3 inches broken stick cinnamon. Roast in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes. In a blender container place roasted spices. Cover tightly; blend until very fine. Cool to room temperature. Store in a covered container in a cool, dry place. Makes about 1/3 cup.

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP:

Not in the mood to grill? Bake these packets in a 375 degree F oven 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken registers 165 degrees F. The packets, whether grilled or baked, will lock in moisture for juicy and flavorful chicken, and cleanup is as easy as tossing away the foil!

Nutrition Facts

355 calories; 16.9 g total fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 708 mg sodium. 15.2 g carbohydrates; 36.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2014
We absolutely LOVED this! As soon as I saw the recipe I knew I wanted to do this sandwiched into a warm pita and that was perfect! I did cube my chicken and marinated it a few hours in the marinade before cooking which gave these a great flavor. I will def be making this again and again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2014
My family is not a fan of the garam masala seasoning but I really like the cooking method because it is perfect for summer. No heating up my kitchen and no mess! I tried one packet with the garam masala seasoning and the other packets using a marinade of whole grain mustard olive oil brown sugar lemon juice & fresh garlic. We did not like the packet with the garam masala. We don't like the flavor and thought it was bland. We did like the packets with the mustard marinade. I did not care for the vegetables because I don't think steamed vegetables have a lot of flavor and I think the texture gets a little mushy. However my husband did like the vegetables. We both thought the chicken was very moist. I would use this cooking method again but switch around the flavors and ingredients in the packet. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2014
We absolutely LOVED this! As soon as I saw the recipe I knew I wanted to do this sandwiched into a warm pita and that was perfect! I did cube my chicken and marinated it a few hours in the marinade before cooking which gave these a great flavor. I will def be making this again and again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2014
We absolutely LOVED this! As soon as I saw the recipe I knew I wanted to do this sandwiched into a warm pita and that was perfect! I did cube my chicken and marinated it a few hours in the marinade before cooking which gave these a great flavor. I will def be making this again and again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2014
My family is not a fan of the garam masala seasoning but I really like the cooking method because it is perfect for summer. No heating up my kitchen and no mess! I tried one packet with the garam masala seasoning and the other packets using a marinade of whole grain mustard olive oil brown sugar lemon juice & fresh garlic. We did not like the packet with the garam masala. We don't like the flavor and thought it was bland. We did like the packets with the mustard marinade. I did not care for the vegetables because I don't think steamed vegetables have a lot of flavor and I think the texture gets a little mushy. However my husband did like the vegetables. We both thought the chicken was very moist. I would use this cooking method again but switch around the flavors and ingredients in the packet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2014
The chicken came out moist and flavorful. I would make this chicken again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2014
This was okay but needs more salt. After tasting it I topped it with salt as I was eating this! For some reason most of the onions and zucchini burned. My grill was set to medium and registered 450 degrees F. I grilled the foil packs for 22 minutes. I seasoned the yogurt sauce with parsley dill salt pepper garlic powder and a splash of cider vinegar. I'm so glad I did that because I think it helped. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2014
as i went to preheat my oven i realized i didn't have any foil.. ugh! so i decided to pan fry this dish.. like AlanaKadas i used the recipe for Easy Garam Masala on this site.. i subbed garlic powder for fresh and totally forgot the onion.. didn't have any yogurt on hand so i left that out all together.. i felt like the pepper overwhelmed everything and wish i had some yogurt laying around.. i added a bit of bottled lemon to cut through the pepper to no avail.. don't get me wrong i enjoyed the dish.. just wish i would have had that yogurt! ty for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2014
Shared the results with some friends who all really liked it. The flavor was good the chicken was moist and clean-up was a snap! I did bake it in the oven following the directions in the notes section. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/08/2014
Next time I will make my own spice minus the cloves. The store brand was over powering clove flavor. It does have potential and will try again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2014
This was a very good and very easy dish. Clean up was a snap! Not too sure about the seasonings so I'd give it a 3 but hubby liked it a lot so a final 4 rating. A great way to cook chicken to keep it moist and tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2014
I really loved this recipe and so did my family! I couldn't find garam masala spice blend so I used this recipe to make my own: Allrecipes Easy Garam Masala. It was easy to prepare and cook and using Reynolds foil made the cleanup super easy! I used the yogurt on my own chicken but no one else in my family did. I think I preferred it without the yogurt as well. But I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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