We had a two day camping trip this last weekend to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was awesome and a little to breathtaking for poor John, aka: Safety Dad! Since we were going to be there two nights and getting there right about dinner time I wanted to make a foil dinner ahead of time. Since our typical foil dinner has potatoes in it, I thought I would try this one I have seen around the web. It was delish! We will definitely be adding this to our normal camping cuisine! This recipe made 5 foil dinners.
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed – I cut mine into bite sized pieces because they cook better and who wants to dirty extra knifes while camping.
1 package Stuffing mix
1 ¼ cup water
fresh broccoli, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 Tbsp Ranch dressing
Lay foil out on counter. I do all of mine at once, its like one big assembly line. Spray with nonstick cooking spray (which I never remember to do, so don’t sweat it if you forget). Mix stuffing and water and then divide onto foil. Add chicken and broccoli pieces over stuffing. Then sprinkle the bacon crumbles. Then top with the cheese. Lastly, pour 1 Tbsp of Ranch over the top. Seal dinner up.
After I seal my dinner up there is always one side that has more protection because of the foil being folded over.
I always lay that down on a second piece of foil with the flaps down.
Then I fold that foil again. That way no matter which side is closest to the coals there is a good layer of foil between the coals and the food. It really cuts down on burnt food.
Then I put our dinners in a big Ziploc bag and throw them in the cooler, all ready for as soon as the fire is going, Which in our case turned out to be never! There was a complete burn ban – no fire – no charcoal. So I cooked ours on cast iron on our stove.
And this is my new preferred way of cooking a foil dinner! They were perfect. And just in case you wondered about s’mores, we made those in the oven when we got home!
They only need a minute or less in the oven. If you leave them too long the chocolate is too melted and it will get everywhere – EVERYWHERE! Not that I would know of course 🙂