Boy Scout Chicken Packets, in a Dutch Oven
40 - 50 minutes
This traditional scout favorite translates well to the Dutch oven and comes out much juicier.
Coat the bottom of the Dutch oven with olive oil or line entire Dutch oven with foil for easy clean up
Layer the ingredients, beginning with onions, then chicken thighs, potatoes, carrots and chicken breasts. White meat takes less time to cook, so it goes above the dark meat.
Pour about 1⁄2 cup of water over everything – just enough to make everything moist, but not enough to boil the food.
Place in a bed of hot coals, covering the top with coals.
Bake about 40 minutes then check for doneness by poking the chicken with a fork.
Continue baking until the juices run clear.
Use rice instead of potatoes – Add one cup of water for every half-cup of rice.
Pour cream-of-something or tomato soup over all of it – makes everything much juicier!
Use pork chops or lamb instead of chicken.
Add peas or green beans
Chicken breasts and/or thighs – about 8 pieces
One large onion, sliced
Four potatoes, sliced
Four large carrots, sliced
Mushrooms, if you wish
Salt, pepper and/or paprika to taste