I have really been enjoying cooking over the campfire or even at home on the bbq grill. We do not have air conditioning in our house and using the oven or stove or even the crock pot for long periods of time can really make being in our house unbearable on the hottest days. So here’s another tinfoil meal for you to try.
The amounts that I have in parentheses made 4 packets
- Pre-cooked chicken (I used 3 large chopped chicken breasts, a tbsp of coconut oil, and a tbsp of curry)
- Onion (1)
- Carrots (2)
- Red pepper (1)
- Peas or green beans or asparagus (I used asparagus- about 6 spears)
- Optional: toss in some more veggies like mushrooms (I used mushrooms in mine but the rest of my family does not like them), cabbage (I diced up some cabbage- I like to do that rather than use rice or noodles), or try throwing in some pre-cooked rice
- Coconut milk (1 can)
- Curry powder (about 2 tbsp or to taste)
- Sweet chili sauce (about 1 tbsp or to taste)
- Corn starch or arrowroot (about 1 tbsp)
- Optional: I have not tried this over the campfire, but one of my favorite kinds of curry is pineapple curry. So you could try adding some pineapple chunks to your packet and some pineapple juice to the coconut mixture…and perhaps a touch of soy sauce. You might need a little bit more corn starch or arrowroot to thicken it because of the pineapple juice.
I don’t like messing with raw chicken…especially when mixing it with veggies and cooking it over the inconsistent flames of a campfire. So I chopped mine up and cooked it at home in a little oil and curry powder and then threw it in tupperware to bring camping.
Chop up your veggies and place them on your tin foil with your chicken.
Mix your coconut milk, curry, sweet chili sauce, and thickener and pour it over the top. If you get the full fat coconut milk it will be a lot thicker, which is good…less runny. If you like to prep beforehand, mixing your sauce together at home and pre-chopping your veggies could save on space and time while camping.
*Another option* If you heat up your sauce in a saucepan either at home or over the campfire before adding it to your packet, it will thicken up a lot better and will make it all turn out thicker and tastier. Just bring it to bubbling and keep stirring it. The corn starch/arrowroot will kick in and thicken it up. If it doesn’t, you can add more but you’ll need to mix it with a cool liquid, like water, pineapple juice or chicken broth before adding it to the hot mixture or you will have chunks.
Once your chicken, veggies and sauce are in your tinfoil packet, throw it on the fire. See my general tin foil cooking tips for more info.
You don’t have to worry too much about how long you cook it since the chicken is pre-cooked. If your carrots, onion, etc. are cooked to your liking, then it is done! Enjoy 🙂