Yes, I’m on a roll. These pocket grilled meals are amazing and so easy to prepare plus the clean up is “einfach”, thats easy in German! You’re going to see a lot of these this summer so I hope you give one of the recipes a try and enjoy!
I make a big batch of pesto and use it on everything from grilling to sautéing to dips and rubs. Check out my B&B Pesto. You can change up the nuts from pine nuts to cashews, to almonds. This time I made walnut pesto and smothered my chicken breast in it. Then I packed them in a foil pocket, put them on the grill for 10 minutes, flipped the pocket and let them cook for another 10 minutes and WOOO so moist, tender and delicious. Along side these birdies, I created a veggie foil pocket of carrots and green beans smothered in smokey bacon. They took the same amount of cooking time, 10/10.
The coolest thing is you can prepare your pockets the day before or in the morning and if you’re having company it’s a terrific option for pre-prepping (is that a real word? LOL) so you can spend your time with your guest and “bang”, in 20 minutes dinner is ready!
Be creative, pack up some foil pockets of red potatoes or sweet potatoes. If using whole potatoes you’ll need to put them on the grill 10 minutes earlier (they take about 40 minutes). You can also slice them into circles or fries and cook them for 20 minutes along side your meat. As you can see I used gluten free pasta to slouch up the yummy pesto! Woo just got a great idea…next time cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles!