Many of you know by now that when it comes to camp food I have two main requirements when selecting new meal ideas for our camping trips: They have to be simple, and they have to be crowd pleasers. During our visit to Bald Eagle State Park this summer, we pulled together a new foil packet dinner that earned a resounding two thumbs up in both categories.
- Grilled, fully-cooked chicken strips (if frozen, let them thaw a little before cooking)
- Chopped peppers (I chopped these up at home and froze them before the trip)
- Onions if desired
- Pineapple chunks
- Teriyaki sauce (we love the Wegman’s teriyaki marinade but any kind would work; if you are gluten-free, be sure to check the label because not all teriyaki sauces are gluten-free)
- Prepared instant rice (or whatever rice you prefer)
The ingredients you see below fed our family of two adults and three children. Adjust the amount of ingredients dependent on how many people you are feeding.
Pile the chicken, peppers, onions, pineapple, and about 1-2 tablespoons of marinade (to taste) onto a large piece of tin foil.
Fold the foil into a flat packet. We usually do a double fold along the length of the packet, and then double fold both ends. You want to keep all those yummy juices inside!
Cook over a fire grate or on coals for about 5-10 minutes depending on the heat of your fire.
Once the packet is steaming and heated through (be careful opening the packet!), serve with a side of rice.
Didn’t I tell you that was easy! Enjoy!