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.

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Ingredients

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.

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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.

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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…