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Campfire Chicken and Potatoes

Delicious chicken, tender potatoes, perfectly cooked veggies .... Our mouths are watering just thinking about it! This foil-wrapped dinner is a quick, easy way to prepare a healthy meal that will refuel even the most worn-out campers. You can cook this over a hot campfire or on the grill if you have one. Let's get started making some campfire chicken and potatoes!


4 Boneless chicken breasts

4 Large red potatoes, chopped

2 Large onions, sliced

2 Large green peppers, cut into strips

2 C. fresh mushrooms, sliced

½ C. vegetable oil
¼ C. apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. ground black pepper

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. dried basil

½ tsp. dried thyme


If making these over your campfire, choose an area of the fire where there are hot coals without an open flame which would scorch the food inside the packets. The hot coals deliver constant heat for even cooking. If cooking this on a grill, preheat it to medium-high heat.

Set out one heavy-duty foil square for each camper. Thin foil will rip and cause your food and juices to fall out.

In a small bowl, mix the oil, vinegar, garlic powder, pepper, salt, basil, and thyme.

Place a chicken breast on each foil square and top with potatoes and veggies.

Pour about ¼ of the oil and vinegar mixture over the ingredients.

Pull up the short sides of the foil and fold them together in the center.

Roll up the ends.

Place on the hot coals or on the grill for around 30 minutes. Check for doneness. If not done, cook for another 5-10 minutes.

Cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

We love foil diners for their easy clean up and ability to be specially made. If you have picky eaters or campers with food allergies, a foil packet can be made with only the ingredients they want! Kids love making their own foil packets, so enlist their help! And when it comes time for clean up, simply ball up the foil and toss it in the trash. Easiest clean up ever!

For more tips on easy camping meals, check out these smart ways to pre-prepare food so you can spend more time enjoying nature and less time chopping vegetables.

Do  you make foil packet meals when you go camping? Tell us about your favorites in the comments!

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