Campfire Dutch Oven Latin Chicken: Easy One Pot Dinner
This is bound to become one of your favorite one pot Dutch oven camping recipes you serve for dinner! If you want an easy meal that is packed with flavor and cooks in a single pot, this Campfire Dutch Oven Latin Chicken should be on your next camp menu!
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How To Make This Latin Campfire Chicken Recipe
Some of the best easy camping meals are just a combination of good ingredients that are mixed together in a single pot and create a complete meal.
Step 1. Prep the ingredients.
You’ll need to cut up some chicken and chop the veggies including the garlic, sweet potato and bell pepper.
Step 2. Prepare your cooking equipment.
I like making this as one of our campfire recipes, so you’ll need to get your fire going to cook over coals … you can also use charcoal briquettes as a heat source.
Alternatively, this meal can be made as one of the easiest camp stove recipes because you are just simmering the entire pot over a medium-low heat. If you want to use this method, get your stove ready to cook on a level surface.
Step 3. Combine the ingredients and cook.
Now it is time to mix all of the ingredients together in a 12 inch camp Dutch oven including the chicken, salsa, broth, cumin, allspice, salt, pepper, garlic, sweet potato, bell pepper and beans. This is one of my favorite one pot camping meals.
You’ll put the lid on your oven so the pot can get up to temperature … you will be simmering the ingredients over a medium-low heat, covered for about 45 minutes.
You want the chicken to be cooked through and the potatoes to become tender.
This warm and hearty meal make it perfect for winter camping recipes on cold weather trips!
Step 4. Uncover to thicken.
At this point, this Dutch oven chicken camping meal will seem almost soup-like in its consistency so you’ll want to remove the lid and continue to cook uncovered until all of the liquid is absorbed … this will take about 20-30 minutes.
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Step 5. Top and serve.
A bit of fresh cilantro really brings a nice, bright flavor to this dish. Just sprinkle it over the top of the meal and serve.
Some of my favorite camping lunch ideas start with leftovers. I like to reinvent leftover chicken meals into burritos or tacos.
You’re already starting with some Mexican chicken flavors in this dish so you can just reheat the chicken and potato mixture, roll it up in a tortilla and top with chopped onion, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and spritz with a little juice from lime wedges. If I need to stretch the meal to feed more people, I add some refried beans and Mexican rice as side dishes.
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Dutch Oven Latin Campfire Chicken One Pot Camping Recipe
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup prepared hot salsa
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin *
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice *
- 1/2 teaspoon salt *
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper *
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and cubed into bite-sized pieces approximately 1/4 – 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro chopped
- Ingredients marked with * can be measured and mixed at home.
- Prepare campfire for cooking over low heat. Alternatively, you can use charcoal briquettes or a propane camp stove.
- Stir together the chicken, salsa, broth, cumin, allspice, salt, pepper, garlic, sweet potato, bell pepper and beans in a 12-inch camp Dutch oven.
- Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, about 45-60 minutes.
- Now, remove the lid and cook uncovered until all of the liquid is absorbed to form a thickened sauce, about 20-30 minutes.
- Top with cilantro and serve.
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