Cultus Lake Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Our recent camping trip, we enjoy the beauty of Cultus Lake, and these Caprese Chicken Foil Packs for dinner! Delicious served with a side of marinated vegetables! Perfect for Labor Day weekend!

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

A beautiful camping weekend in central Oregon at Cultus Lake, and these Caprese Chicken Foil Packs make for a delicious meal. Super easy, prepared ahead of time!

Friends, this past weekend we camped with our some of our best friends at Cultus Lake, here in central Oregon, a 40-minute drive from our house.

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

What a beautiful place to go in the mountains, to cool off, and spend a few days with great friends!

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Our kids came up for dinner one night, and we enjoyed Skinnytaste’s Turkey Feta Burgers (so good), sat around the fire, and enjoyed the beautiful sunset.

We have so much to be thankful for, living in Oregon. There’s so much beauty–everywhere!

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Cultus Lake is one of the most popular of the high Cascade Lakes, because it is one of the few that allows high speed motorized watercraft. You can also bring your kayak or paddle board!

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

This campground offers water opportunities on the lake, large campsites (55), as well as access to trails that lead north into the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

On Saturday we hiked 9 miles, we got to our destination, and enjoyed lunch and cooling off in the water. Many have asked about the hats we’ve been wearing this summer. They are from Shelta, and we highly recommend them!

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Most of the sites are well shaded, a great place to cool off during the heat, and not far from Cultus Lake Resort.

At the resort you can eat a fine meal, sit out on the back patio and enjoy the view.

More Lake posts? Abby at Crater Lake, hiking in to Puck Lake, enjoying the beauty of Lucky Lake, nighttime canoeing on Sparks Lake with the family, and my favorite (not a lake, but a lovely trip … Yosemite!

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Our friends usually bring their large grill, this time making us these Caprese Chicken Foil Packs for one of our dinners. All the favorite Caprese flavors in these easy and delicious stuffed chicken breasts recipe (thank you, Jenny!)

We usually split up the meals, sharing breakfasts and dinners (lunch on our own).

Super great recipe – just follow the directions, place on the grill, and you’ll have the most flavorful “summer” dinner!

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Delicious served with a side of marinated veggies, too!

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Happy Camping!

Are you headed out to camp for Labor Day weekend?

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs
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Cultus Lake Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 6 oz each
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto we buy Costco’s pesto
  • 8 oz sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large plum Roma tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves chopped


  • Cut 4 large sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray sides with cooking spray.
  • In the chicken breasts, cut 4 crosswise slits about 3/4-inch apart, carefully cutting almost to bottom of chicken breast, but not all the way through. Place each chicken breast on a piece of foil.
  • Spoon 1 teaspoon pesto into each slit in chicken breast. Place 1 mozzarella slice and 1/2 tomato slice in each slit. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Bring up 2 sides of foil, sealing the edges; do the same on the other side, making a sealed packet.
  • Place packs on grill over medium heat. Cover the grill; cook 10 minutes. Rotate packs 1/2 turn; cooking 9 to 10 minutes longer. Check to see that chicken is done in the center.
  • Carefully fold back the foil; garnish with fresh basil and serve!

More foil packet recipes: Parmesan Chicken [Spend with Pennies], Low Country Boil [Nutmeg Nanny], Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches [Chelsea’s Messy Kitchen].

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs



6 comments on “Cultus Lake Caprese Chicken Foil Packs”

  1. I love this idea!  Did you just chop up the other summer veggies that are in the pictures, toss them in some more olive oil, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and add them to the same packet as well?

  2. Hi! Is there any way I can do this in the oven instead of the grill?

  3. Foil packs are perfect for outdoor entertaining! Delish! That place looks amazing! I can imagine myself sitting in the shade somewhere near the lake and just staring at it all day long :)

  4. We’ll be “house camping”….lol….Sunriver here we come. This recipe looks so good!!!!! When we go on vacation and invite others to join us, which we are this trip, inlaws are joining us this trip for 3 days and then other friends for 3 days and ourselves 2 or 3 days. So each group will take a few breakfasts and dinners, lunches are always up in the air because who knows what we’ll be doing. Usually packing snacks and maybe sandwiches.

  5. Staying up home this weekend keeping the grandbaby, watching football and smoking a pork butt. Thank you for this recipe. It looks delicious!

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