One pot meals are so great for camping! You can take almost any of them out of the kitchen and into the woods with spectacular results. Case in point, this Greek Chicken and Rice. Pair it with a greek salad and you have a full home cooked meal to enjoy and share with all the woodland creatures. (Don’t share it, feeding wildlife is bad.)
There is a little bit of pre-camp prep for this recipe. First up is marinading the chicken. Easy peasy! Add the chicken and marinade ingredients to a plastic container. It’ll keep in the cooler for a couple days so just let it marinade away until you’re ready to cook.
Next up make the greek salad. Greek salad holds up so well to storage and it’s nice to mix some fresh veggies in with all the hot dogs and marshmallows you’re going to be eating over the trip. Just chop up some cucumber, tomato, red onion and kalamata (or whatever your favourite is) olives. Crumble some feta cheese over top and drizzle with some greek dressing. Home made or store bought, whatever you want to go with. Store in a plastic container in the cooler.
Camp cook time! Get your charcoals rocking in the chimney. Once ready set up a coal base and start heating the dutch oven. Heat some oil and then add the chicken skin side down. Sear for a couple minutes until nicely browned. Flip and sear on the other side. Add onions when flipping chicken. Allow onions to cook while chicken is searing.
Add the rice, stock, lemon slices and seasoning to the oven and cover. Add more coals to the lid and let the it all cook for about 30 min. Rotate the oven 1/4 turn and lid 1/4 turn the opposite way every 10 minutes or so. The meal is ready when all the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Internal temp of 165°.
Plate it all up with some of that greek salad. The lemon slices cooked in the pot are also a great addition. Enjoy your wilderness kitchen meal!