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Chipotle Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage Foil Packets (Gluten Free)

These sweet and spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage Foil Packets are a quick weeknight meal made on the grill!

Grilled Chipotle Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Sausage Foil Packets

Here’s a little tidbit you may or may not know about me. I’m a church camp girl. I started going to camp when I was in sixth grade and went every single year until I graduated high school, sometimes twice a year. The last two years of camp I was a camper one week and a counselor the rest of the summer. I LOVED camp.

Some of my most formative and memorable experiences come from summer camp. Nothing will deepen friendships like a hot, sweaty hike through mosquito-infested woods or preparing breakfast for 10 hangry campers with only the help of a few coffee canisters-turned-campfire stoves.

Camp is where I learned of the supreme ooey gooey chocolate marshmallow glory of the Smookie.

And I still smile whenever I get a whiff of bug spray lingering with the smell of camp fire smoke. That’s the good stuff.

One of the mainstays of my summer camp was the hobo dinner. One night each week we’d be given a few supplies and sent out to prepare our dinners the old fashioned way–over a fire we made with our own two hands (except for that one time we couldn’t start a fire…then it was made by the camp director’s hands…and a torch.)

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The hobo dinner of camp were pretty humble–just a hamburger patty, some cabbage leaves (to keep the bottom from burning), and some carrots and potatoes. But boy, did they taste good. I don’t know if it was the extra work we put into it, the fact that I was usually famished by the time it was done, or the smoky flavor, but that was one of the best hamburgers I’ve ever had.

This is my adult version of hobo packets. Sweet potatoes glazed in a simple chipotle sauce, tucked in with onions, zucchini, and just a little bit of spicy chicken sausage. I can’t get enough of the combo of sweet potatoes and smoky Chipotle heat. They’re a match made in grilling heaven.

My packets were quite spicy because I used a Jalapeno Jack chicken sausage (which I highly recommend), but for the kiddos you may want to leave the chipotle pepper out. These are a great option if you’re gluten free–just make sure the chicken sausage you pick out is gluten free and you’re golden.

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The prep for these really couldn’t be simpler. Just throw everything in a bowl with a few spices then pile it all on a piece of foil. Fold up the foil and seal the edges, pop it on a grill for 15-20 minutes and you’re done.

Except for the cheese. You can’t forget the cheese! When they’re done, unwrap, sprinkle with cheese and serve with a big ol dollop of sour cream, some fresh cilantro, and a side of tortilla chips. Foil packets never felt so fancy.

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage Foil Packets

Cook Time 20 mins Prep Time
Preparation 20 mins Cook Time
Total Time 40 mins Total Time
Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 a sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo diced + 1 tsp. of adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 spicy chicken sausages, sliced (mine were Chipotle Jack and stuffed with cheese...because yeah, cheese)
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to high heat or preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, toss together sweet potato, onion, zucchini, chipotle pepper and sauce, olive oil, paprika, cumin, and salt.
  3. Place 4 large strips of foil on the counter. (I like to use heavy duty or double up when I'm grilling). Place ¼ of the sweet potato mixture and ½ of the sliced turkey sausage in each one.
  4. Fold the foil over the mixture longways and seal then curl up the sides and seal.
  5. If grilling, place the packets directly on the grates, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until sweet potato is softened.
  6. If baking, place packets on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until sweet potato is softened.
  7. Carefully unseal packets and allow steam to escape. Place the mixture on plates if desired or serve straight out of the foil. Sprinkle each packet liberally with cheese while it's still hot.
  8. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 210kcal Calories from fat 92
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 572mg 24%
Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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  • Sarah July 25, 2013, 9:07 AM

    haha love the alliteration going on! i tried to say it 4 times fast 😉 this looks delicious especially with the addition of chicken sausage foil packets! I had featured u in the post of 7 Killer Ideas of Main Dish – Which One You Prefer on AllFreshRecipes,looking forward to ur more posts!

  • Cathy October 31, 2016, 8:50 PM

    Looks wowww! I plan to try it at home and sometime on a camping trip. : ))

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