Del Monte is my number one brand for everything canned during the holidays and during every month of the year. You can find them at your nearest retailer using this store locator. This could be a cute meal for Friendsgiving, for a fall or holiday date night, or something special for a smaller crowd during the holidays.
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Ingredients: (Serves 3-4)
VEGGIE FOIL PACKETS:
1-2 Cans Del Monte® Vegetable & Bean Blends Country Style
1-2 Cans Del Monte® Blue Lake® Cut Green Beans
4-6 pieces of foil (8”-10” squares) – 2 pieces per packet
CREAMED CORN CORNBREAD CAKE + MUFFINS:
1 package cornbread muffin or cake mix (I used one 15 oz. box but you can also use two 8 oz boxes as well!)
1/3 c. oil
1 Cup Del Monte® Cream Style Golden Sweet Corn
½ - 1 c. milk
WHOLE YOUNG CHICKEN:
1 whole chicken (organic when possible)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp salt
1-2 Tbsp seasoning (I used Greek seasoning, but use anything you would like)
Brush to apply olive oil (optional)
Parsley for garnish
1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare chicken. Place chicken onto a rimmed baking sheet and begin to brush olive oil over chicken. I basically drizzled the oil onto the chicken and then brushed it over. Next, I simply sprinkled seasoning all over the chicken. Cover with foil and bake for at least 1.5 hours. At a little over an hour, I carefully uncovered the chicken, then placed it back into the oven to finish baking. Make sure the breast is not pink anymore. A note on the chicken: there was a lot of juice in the cake pan from the chicken cooking. Be careful not to spill this juice or it may hurt you. Be very careful when handling this pan.
2.) Mid way through cooking chicken, prep for the veggie packets. Strain both cans of Del Monte veggies and divide them equally between 2 or 3 foil packets, To make the packets, simply place two sheets of foil on a baking tray, place veggies in the middle, then season with 1-2 tsp of your favorite seasoning mix and salt if needed. Fold two side of the foil inward, then twist the ends to keep everything inside. Place onto sheet pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until steaming. Carefully open the packets as the steam can hurt you.