Easy camping meal – Foil packet Savory Chicken and Veggie Medley
by Sarah Patel
Discover a delightful outdoor dining experience with our Savory Chicken and Veggie Medley recipe. This campfire culinary masterpiece combines succulent chicken breasts with a vibrant array of baby potatoes, bell peppers, and onions, all infused with the rich flavors of garlic and Italian seasoning. Wrapped in foil packets, this easy camping meal is perfect for camping trips, backyard cookouts, or any outdoor adventure. Let the campfire work its magic as the medley of ingredients meld together, creating a savory symphony that will leave you craving more.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 8-10 baby potatoes, quartered
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your campfire or outdoor grill to medium heat. Alternatively, you can prepare this dish in the oven at 375°F (190°C).
- Tear off four large sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil, approximately 12 inches (30 cm) each. Place two sheets on top of each other to create a double layer for added durability.
- In a small bowl, mix the minced garlic, olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper together.
- Lay one chicken breast on each foil packet, slightly off-center to leave room for the veggies. Season the chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- In a mixing bowl, toss the quartered baby potatoes, sliced bell peppers, and onions with the garlic-olive oil mixture until evenly coated.
- Divide the vegetable mixture between the two foil packets, arranging them around the chicken breasts.
- Fold the foil over the ingredients to create a well-sealed packet, ensuring there are no openings for steam to escape.
- Place the foil packets directly on the campfire grates or on the preheated grill. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the potatoes are tender.
- Carefully remove the foil packets from the heat using heat-resistant gloves or tongs.
- Allow the packets to cool for a few minutes before carefully opening them. Be cautious of the hot steam when opening the packets.
- Serve the savory chicken and veggie medley straight from the foil packets or transfer to a plate. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired, and enjoy your flavorful campfire meal!
You can customize this recipe by adding other vegetables such as cherry tomatoes, zucchini, or mushrooms, depending on your preference.
Please remember that the cooking times may vary depending on the heat of your campfire or grill, so it’s essential to monitor the cooking process and adjust as needed. Enjoy your delicious and wholesome Savory Chicken and Veggie Medley!
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Sarah is a travel writer and photographer, with a passion for exploring new destinations and cultures. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and has written for several major travel publications. Sarah is also an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast, and loves to combine her love of travel with her love of the outdoors. She's always on the lookout for unique and off-the-beaten-path campsites