Frankly, I do love one pot meals and this is so true when it comes to camping but………….I also like home cooked meals and sometimes these two conditions do not match. In this case they do, and it is delicious. Beyond being a one pot dish, this recipe allows me to use leftovers and/or cook once eat twice concept. While I do not recommend this if you do not have refrigeration or at least a cooler full of ice, it is nice to precook your meat the night before and use leftover vegetables. To make this dish a special treat, consider using a biscuit mix to create drop biscuits instead of using the pop and bake kind.
Campfire Recipe: Chicken and Biscuits Bake
Spray or liquid oil
10 ounce can of condensed cream of celery soup
10 ounce can of condensed cream of potato soup
1 cup of milk
¼ teaspoon of dried thyme
¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
4 cups of canned or cut and freshly cooked mixed vegetables
2 to 3 cups of cooked chicken, cut up into bite size pieces
7 ounce package of refrigerator biscuits, variety up to you
- Build fire to prepare the coals.
- Using a 12 inch Dutch oven, lightly grease the pan with liquid or spray oil.
- In a separate bowl, combine the soups, milk, black pepper, and chicken.
- Crush the thyme and add to the bowl in step 3.
- If using canned vegetables, drain and rinse the vegetable prior to adding to the bowl in step 3. I using fresh, cook the vegetables until they are slightly soft and still crunchy. Drain any fluid from the cooking process. Add to the bowl in step 3.
- Stir the contents of the bowl and pour into 12 inch Dutch oven.
- Place lid on Dutch oven and move to a heat resistant surface.
- Arrange 12 prepared coals in a circle on the heat resistant surface.
- Put 12 inch Dutch oven on this circle of coals and cover the lid with prepared coals.
- Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Once the time has passed, remove the lid carefully and add the biscuits.
- Place the lid back on and cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Since there are many factors in the cooking time, remove the lid at the 12 minute mark to check for biscuit doneness. Adjust cooking time as needed.
- After the biscuits are done, knock off the coals from the lid and remove the Dutch oven from the circle of coals.