Kiddies’ Chicken Packets and another Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Giveaway!

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Kiddies Chicken Packets - Threaded TogetherBefore I get to the main idea, I wanted to take a second to point out exactly how many Gooseberry Patch recipes we have shared with you over the years!  Click on this link and it will take you to a list of all of our gooseberry patch links. Over 20 recipes to check out (all the previous giveaways have closed except this one).  Read to the bottom and DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT to enter into the giveaway.

That’s right!  We are SO thankful to be able to do ANOTHER cookbook giveaway!  Debbie, Jen and Marissa all love a good cookbook, but Gooseberry Patch makes the only cookbooks that all three of us love all the time!  I am pleased to review our most recent GP cookbook:

Grilling and Campfire Cooking

We are certainly no strangers to grilling out in my house and this cookbook is filled with fantastic ideas including kabobs, marinades, and more.  There are pages upon pages of foil packet dinners and ways to cook over an open fire.  I can’t wait to use some of these recipes to prepare for my son’s future Boy Scout camping trips.  They are always doing something creative like boiling eggs in plastic bags and making tacos in bags of Doritos.

Until then, my family took advantage of the spring weather that finally appeared and we did some grilling out on the back deck.  I chose Kiddies’ Chicken Packets on page 104 to start working through this cookbook.  I am all about ease and something the whole family will like!

First you chop up all the ingredients and place them on top of a large piece of foil.  Cover them with Italian dressing and seal them up in the foil packets.

Kiddies Chicken Packets - Threaded TogetherPlace them on the grill until the chicken is cooked through and voila! A full fledged dinner is served!

Kiddies Chicken Packets - Threaded Together

You’ve got your meat, starch, and vegetables all in one little pocket of foil.  It was moist and delicious and will definitely be made on our grill again soon.Kiddies Chicken Packets - Threaded Together

How does this recipe sound to you?  Want to see more?  Hop on over to Gooseberry Patch’s website and check out the recipes they offer from this cookbook online.

Kiddies' Chicken Packets
Serves 4
I teach a children's cooking class, and for the finale the students prepare this recipe for their parents. These packets turn out perfectly every time, and the chicken is so tender and yummy! The parents are always so impressed. Serve right from the packet, if you like.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 1 c. Italian salad dressing, divided
  2. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  3. salt and pepper to taste
  4. 3 potatoes, thinly sliced
  5. 10 baby carrots, sliced
  6. 1 stalk celery, chopped
  7. 1 onion, sliced
  1. Drizzle four 18-inch lengths of heavy-duty aluminum foil with one tablespoon salad dressing each. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Layer each piece of foil with one chicken breast, one tablespoon salad dressing, potatoes divided between packets, one tablespoon salad dressing and remaining vegetables divided between packets. Drizzle with remaining salad dressing. Fold foil together to make packets; seal tightly but allow a little room at the top. Grill over medium-low heat for 45 minutes, until chicken juices run clear when pierced. Packets may also be baked on baking sheets at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  1. Heavy-duty aluminum foil is best for making grilling packets. To form a packet, bring up the sides and double-fold across the top, then crimp the ends closed. Leave a little extra space for heat to circulate inside. After cooking, watch out for escaping hot steam when you open the package.
Adapted from Grilling and Campfire Cooking
Threaded Together



Do you want to win a copy of the book for yourself?

How to Enter

We will be giving away ONE copy of the cookbook to one lucky winner. If you would like a chance to win, leave us a comment in this post and tell us about your favorite grilling dish or treat. Leave your comment before May 9, 2014 at 9:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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We will choose ONE winner randomly and announce the results here on Threaded Together sometime after May 9, 2014.


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41 Responses

  1. Mandy

    My family loves to grill! Our favorite food is to do chicken. We marinate it overnight with olive oil, lime juice and other spices. I also enjoy grilled pineapple and yellow squash. We will often do two to three times more food than what we need; then we’ll eat on the leftovers all week long – in salads, in skillet meals or even in omelets for breakfast. You can’t go wrong with grilled foods. Even if you over-cook it a little bit, you can often shred it and re-purpose it in another way. Thanks for offering up this opportunity to win the cookbook!

  2. Melissa

    I recently tried grilled strawberry shortcake kabobs… and they might be my new favorite dessert!

  3. Joan

    We like to make meatloaf on the Traeger and sometimes pizza.

  4. Maureen

    I love a grilled chicken in foil with some lemon. I also love a grilled pineapple pizza.

  5. Beth

    Our favorite grill recipe is putting a Hungarian Paprika rub on chicken breasts. We grill it on the BBQ with some veggies. When it is all done grilling, we thinly slice the chicken and wrap in tortillas with the veggies. Super yummy and super easy!

  6. Christine

    Hobo packets are a favorite of my Girl Scouts, they also like parsley potatoes done in the foil packets.

  7. Melanie

    I love doing foil packets with kilbase, sourkraut, potatoes and corn!!

  8. Jo Ososkie

    We love making grill packets–all year long. This would be great to win

  9. Marcia Dohner

    Orange roughy in honey mustard sauce.

  10. Vickie Beardsley

    I LOVE cooking on the grill. We cook all year long on the grill. We especially love the vegetables cooked in the foil on the grill. Its healthy and delicious. I would LOVE to win your cookbook. Thank you!

  11. Sue W

    I’m not going to pick a traditional grill recipe. I make a roasted lemon/honey mustard chicken in the cast iron dutch oven over the open fire at our cabin that is SO moist. Can’t wait to get there this summer and make it again. I do think I will give these packets a try also. Have been making the stand by hamburger version for years!

  12. Bonnie

    Burgers are what we grill most.sometimes steak and chicken, hope to try a beef brisket soon.

  13. Amy

    We are going camping this weekend and are taking some chicken and peppers marinated in fajita seasonings to put in foil packs for dinner one night. We will wrap in tortillas and serve with salsa and sour cream. Then use any left overs with eggs and cheese for breakfast burritos ! I’m going to have to check out this cookbook for more ideas for this camping season!!

  14. Louise McGaha

    LOVE to grill all year long. Would love to win the cookbook!!

  15. Lora Kulinski

    We love making grill packets ham sweat potatoes and pineapple. This would be great to win

  16. Janet Friend

    We like to grill foil packets with potatoes, onions, green beans, with a ground beef patty. Season with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder.

  17. LYNDA Beadle

    Love to grill. Camping season is almost here and the less dishes to wash the more time to read Gooseberry cookbooks.

  18. Barbara lavin

    Would to win the book and to start using it right away

  19. Michelle

    We are your traditional type of family and we LOVE grilling burgers and corn on the cob! Oh so delicious in the summer!

  20. barbara n

    My family loves to camp and our favorite campfire treat is banana boats (bananas, marshmallows and chocolate chips)

  21. Sherrill

    Just about everything tastes better cooked on the grill! My husband and I enjoy grilled salmon with lemon dill sauce.

  22. melissa t.

    I love grilling out at the lake during the summer. My grilled hotdogs. Love the Smokey flavor and getting a nice char on them.

  23. Norma Ellis

    We love to grill pork chops with potatoes and onions in foil packs. Would love to win.

  24. sheri anderson

    I haven’t grilled in awhile but love BBQ chicken on the grill, yummy!!

  25. Hailey

    I love grilled chicken!

  26. Shana Elliott

    I love veggie kabobs!

  27. Stephanie Martin

    We love to make foil packets of asparagus with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper for some very simple fantastic flavors.

  28. Sharon

    Our favorite grilling items has to be London Broil. Always delicious – just marinate overnight and grill until medium rare. So good!!

  29. Alesia P.

    I love corn grilled still in the husk, and shish kabobs!

  30. Erin

    Korean BBQ is my family’s favorite ,

  31. patti skaja

    Love brats on the grill

  32. Jan

    This looks like a great cookbook.

  33. Kim

    I love a good hot dog! Delicious!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  34. Kimberly

    These veggies look so good. I enjoy putting corn on the cob on the grill. I just butter it up and let it cook. It always taste so yummy and the kiddos love it.

  35. Julie Mehling

    We love fajitas and pineapple upside down cakes.

  36. Debbie quakkelaar

    Love camping or going to a cottage this are great ideas would love to win.

  37. Debbie quakkelaar

    We love camping or going to the cottage the grilling recipes are great.

  38. Kathy Richman

    I do a lot of tailgating at concerts. These are a great change from burgers!

  39. Debbie Hammer

    We love grilling, Hobo packets makes for a great, easy meal. I simply adore Goose Berry Patch Cookbooks and your Products.

  40. Alice Giese

    Would LOVE to get this cookbook! Can’t get any of our old recipes from my mom any more (Alzheimer’s) so figured this would be the next best thing!

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