Camp Cooking, Food/Drink

Camp Cooking – Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

My favorite part of camping is coming up with some really GOOD camp food. We have a few camping trips this summer, plus we cook out in our yard so I’m going to do a full series of camp food recipes.  This one uses a dutch oven, which are awesome for camping but you can make this without a dutch oven.

I’ve also been doing most of my prep at home and bringing things all bagged up and ready to go. This really makes life easier.



4 cups rice
8 cups chicken stock
meat from one roast chicken (roast at home, pick off and cut meat into chunks)
1 andouille sausage
1 small onion diced
1 stalk celery fine diced
2 bell peppers medium diced
hot sauce to taste
salt & pepper to taste

spice bag –
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp cayenne

At home –
cut your vegetables and put in one bag
cut your sausage and chicken and put in another bag
make a bag of your spices

At campsite – start fire or start coals in your chimney charcoal starter. ( chimney )
In your dutch oven, add ALL your ingredients, stir together.

Set on your coals, we pulled some of our fire coals forward and then with tongs placed a few on top as well as underneath. With lump coals I believe the recommended was like 13-15 under the dutch oven and 3 on the lid.


Every 5-10 minutes we turned ours, because one side was near the still burning fire. Turn as necessary for fairly even cooking and peek every 10 minutes or so. I won’t bother giving a time, because it’s going to really depend on so many variables…cook until rice is tender. It will probably take around 45 minutes with brown rice.



If you do not wish to use a dutch oven, you could do this over a burner with a good soup pot! It can also be easily done in a crock pot if you have an outlet…