My number one rule for cooking while camping is this: Foil is your friend. You can pretty much throw anything you want into a foil packet and toss it over your campfire coals to cook. Prep is simple and clean up is easy. We tried this recipe a few weekends ago while camping in Colorado Bend State Park and it was delicious.
The amount of each ingredient can vary based on your personal preference. The amount listed below will make 4 servings.
- 4 skinless chicken breast
- 1 can of black beans
- 3 cups of corn (we used frozen)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- shredded cheese
- cilantro (as much or as little as you want)
- guacamole or sour cream for topping
- Mix the beans, corn, salt, pepper, and cilantro in a bowl
- Cut each chicken breast into smaller strips, season with salt and pepper
- Cut 8 pieces of aluminum foil, roughly 12 inches long each
- Distribute bean/corn mixture evenly across 4 pieces of foil
- Add one chicken breast (3-4 strips) to each foil
- You can choose to add cheese and salsa to the foil packets. We threw them in the cooler and added them after cooking the packets.
- Use the other 4 pieces of foil to cover the others, folding the sides over several times to create a packet
Throw the chicken packets directly onto your campfire coals. You can also cook over a charcoal grill if that is readily available. Cook for about 25 - 30 minutes, flipping the packets every few minutes. Add cheese and salsa if you did not originally include in the packets. Top with guacamole and/or sour cream and then stuff your face with this delicious and easy meal.