You’ve spent the last hour whipping up a masterpiece, the likes of which bellies have never digested before. Your thankful guests lap up every bite, barely touching the sides of their plates.
And then… the cleanup. Suddenly, you’re not feeling quite so Michelin-star, since you don’t have an army of kitchen porters to handle the debris.
But there’s an unlikely hero on the scene — and odds are you probably have it lying around in your cupboard, eagerly waiting to be useful. Aluminum foil is about to become your new secret weapon in the kitchen.
Foil packet dinners are the pinnacle of easy cleanup. You just… walk to the trash can and toss away your wrapper. Job done. Plus, most of the recipes we found will take 30 minutes or less, including prep time.
Cooking in foil is also really hard to mess up. Consider your chicken-in-foil a blank canvas even if you’re subpar at art, cooking, and chicken-herding.
You may be sick of cooking time-intensive weeknight dinners, or maybe you’re wildly unprepared for the dinner party you forgot to plan. Whatever the motive, your trusty foil can serve as the perfect tool for getting a creative dish on the table with minimal effort.
Get the recipes here: greatist.com/eat/chicken