Banana Curry Chicken Foil Packets

Brimming with bright, nutritious veggies and seasonings such as turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, curry and coconut, these low-fat foil pockets offer a quick and easy taste of the Islands.

Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
35 min


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced
  • 4 5-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 large scallions, sliced
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted cashews (1 oz), lightly toasted
  • 1 medium scallion, light green parts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut, lightly toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lay 4 large pieces of aluminum foil on a work surface and mist with cooking spray. Place quarter of sliced vegetables (carrots, bell pepper and zucchini) in center of each piece and top with 1 chicken breast. Season chicken with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a blender, add banana, coconut milk, scallions, curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and ginger and process until smooth. Pour banana-coconut milk mixture over each chicken breast, dividing evenly. Seal foil packets by bringing together 2 opposite edges and folding them down together, then tucking in other 2 sides. Place packets on a rimmed baking sheet and cook in oven for 22 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool for a few minutes before opening.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare quinoa: In a medium saucepan, add quinoa, 2 cups water, cumin, and raisins. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and gently stir in cashews, scallion and shredded coconut.
  4. Carefully open foil packets and transfer chicken and vegetables to a plate, spooning excess sauce over top. Garnish with cilantro and serve with quinoa alongside.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 chicken packet and 1 cup quinoa
  • Calories 451
  • Carbohydrate Content 56 g
  • Cholesterol Content 82 mg
  • Fat Content 7 g
  • Fiber Content 8 g
  • Protein Content 42 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 136 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g