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Campfire Foil Packs Recipe

Campfire Foil Packs

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"These are easy to make for camping, my husband loves them! We prepare them at home and then leave them in the cooler until we are ready to cook. You can use any combination of meat and vegetables that you like. Do not try to use less olive oil or foil or your dinner will burn. Be careful when opening foil as steam will have formed inside and can burn you."

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Original recipe makes 4 packets Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a large bowl, or a large zip-top bag, combine the chicken, onion, mushrooms, yellow pepper, red pepper, garlic, and potatoes. Pour in the olive oil and lemon juice, then mix well.
  2. Evenly divide the mixture between 4 large sheets of aluminum foil. Top each with another sheet of foil, and roll up the edges tightly. Wrap each packet again, securely in another sheet of foil to double wrap.
  3. Cook in the hot coals of a campfire until the chicken is opaque and the potatoes are tender, around 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 11, 2007

we always masde this when I went camping as a kid...but we would use hamburger, onions and carrots (subbing for the chicken and peppers) and keeping all the rest of the recipie. LOVED it every time... I have made it at home in the oven too, never as good as on the campfire though.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 19, 2010

I made these & my family thought it was so bland & boring. Definitely needs to be spiced up a bit - even just salt & pepper would help

Jul 10, 2006

We used frozen hashbrowns and they were great! We did as suggested and just left them in the cooler, it was a nice change from the usual camping food...thanks for sharing!!

Feb 26, 2008

I made this for my boyfriend and he ate three of the four! He loved it! I made it in the oven at 375 degrees for about an hour. I also added mushrooms and left out the carrots. I'll have to double it next time!

Nov 04, 2007

GREAT... We call it HOBO STEW... and we use 2 tbl spoons of butter, stew meat, potatoes, carrots and oins...just throw it on the fire and 20 min there done... then we add sour cream and hot sause... YUM

May 16, 2012

I have made these many times, every time we go camping! I do have changes though that make it really good. I use hamburger instead of chicken. I also use potatoes, green peppers and onions. Lastly, I do not use oil, it makes the food really oily, I put a little butter and 2 ice cubs in the foil, this keeps everything really moist. I will put some of each in nonstick foil, throw in fire...and you have a fantastic dinner. Add some corn on the cob and you have a mighty fine dinner with almost no cleanup! Try it on the grill too, just as good!

Aug 02, 2006

Since campfires are not an option for us, I either grill these packets, or bake them in my oven. My only change is to leave the chicken cubes out of the packets--but not out of our meal. If grilling, I cook the chicken on skewers, and if baking, I stir-fry the chicken until lightly browned.

Aug 17, 2013

This is just like one of the recipes I recreated at home from my years of summer camp in the '60s. It's a great go-to when you have a house full of people or disjointed schedules. A few tricks. We often have veggie trays with dinner and make foil packs, using the leftovers, the next night. If it don't have leftovers to use, I cut up a variety of vegetables ahead of time and put them in individual plastic bags. Everyone makes their own. We just double heavy duty foil and do it envelope style. Potatoes cook best if they're on the bottom of the pack. Season to your individual tastes. Salt, pepper, taco seasoning, chili powder, chicken seasoning . . . Use chicken, ground pork, beef or chicken/turkey - whatever you like - but crumble it at the top of your pile and place a small ice cube on top. You can add ketchup, steak sauce, taco or enchilada sauce to the top before sealing and .cooking


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  • Calories
  • 437 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 7.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 33.1 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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