Thursday, March 24, 2011

Camp-Out Chicken

We are on spring break this week. I have enjoyed cooking meals in a more laid back manner; there have been no dance classes or choirs or meetings to run to. I have still had to plan the meals, but not based on what is going on in the evenings. Needless to say- it has been quite refreshing. One of the things that I wanted to do with the girls this week is teach them how to cook a dinner in aluminum foil. This is the kind of meal we grew up making when we went camping. However, tonight we cheated and used the grill. They are very simple to make, and they are very quick to cook on the grill. The girls did all parts of it except for lay the chicken in! For some reason- if they pick it out and help make it; they eat better! It also makes for easy clean-up!

Ingredients (per packet)
5 baby carrots, diced
1/2 potato, sliced thin
1/4 onion, sliced thin
1 chicken breast
Cavenders seasoning
olive oil


  1. Tear off a big enough piece of aluminum foil for all of the ingredients to be folded into and covered. Pour a bit of olive oil onto the bottom of a sheet of aluminum foil.

  2. Place a thin layer of potato on the bottom.

  3. Place a thin layer of onions next.

  4. Place a chicken breast on top.

  5. Top with carrots and another thin layer of potatoes.

  6. Season generously with salt, pepper, and Cavender's seasoning.

  7. Top with a smidge of olive oil (that means very little :))

  8. Fold the middle together, folding over at least once.

  9. Fold the ends on top of the packet, to prevent the oil from leaking out.

  10. Grill or cook over an open fire until the chicken juice is clear. (Took about 20 minutes on the grill.)

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