21 September 2009

Camping Food Continued-Roasted Chicken


Our last camping trip of the season found me using my brand new "baby" 10 inch Dutch oven 4 out of six nights!

Dutch-oven Roasted Chicken Legs with Spinach Fettucini and Sauteed Zucchini

Why is it everything tastes better when eaten outdoors? This meal or chicken legs roasted in the Dutch oven, with sides of spinach fettucini and sauteed zucchini was extremely simple, yet felt very decadent while camping. Our Costco has begun selling packs of chicken legs packaged in sealed bags of 5 chicken legs each. These little packs were extremely easy to pack in the cooler. The fettucini was a quick cooking kind which took only three minutes once the water started boiling. The zucchini was also easy. I pre-sliced it at home, packaged it in a ziplock baggie and packed it in the cooler.

Once I was ready to cook, I pre-heated my Dutch oven, melted some butter in it and added the chicken legs along with a generous sprinkling of a new seasoning blend I recently bought at a Tastefully simple party. I kept my Dutch oven around 350 degrees by placing about 7-8 coals underneath and 10-12 coals on the lid and left it alone, aside from turning it every once in awhile to ensure even heat, for about 50 minutes. While you're waiting for your chicken to cook, make your side dishes, start a campfire, and enjoy a glass of wine in the great outdoors!



Raw, seasoned chicken just added to the Dutch oven




Chicken cooking in the oven (yes, it is just sitting on the ground!)

25 comments:

homeladychef said...

Wow...your camping trip is so interesting!

Jenn said...

Nice. I wish I had a nice dutch oven. I can imagine all the cooking possibilities with that. WHo said camping food has to be ready to eat canned foods and sandwiches? Looks really good!!

Bob said...

Nice. I used to go camping all the time when I was a kid, but it's not really my bag anymore. I do however really miss outdoor cooking, it was always such fun.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Such a gourmet meal for camping! It looks wonderful - hearty and comforting.

Maris said...

I've never been camping but I might start now that I know you can eat this well :)

zerrin said...

Camping and cooking outdoors is a great fun! When we go on a picnic, we negerally grill chicken wings, but never roasted any vegetable. It's great to accompany grilled chicken with some grilled vegetables.

Cate O'Malley said...

Sounds like a perfect, tummy-filling meal!

5 Star Foodie said...

The chicken legs sound delicious prepared in a Dutch oven! Very nice with the spinach fettuchini & zucchini - that's some pretty fancy camping food!

Wandering Coyote said...

Hey, nice to see you back!

I have a week of camping food coming up on my blog as I just got back from my last camping trip of the season, too.

No dutch ovens, though! Your meal looks great!

Karthikeyan said...

Nice food really....

Nice tips.....

Thanks for sharing

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,...Gourmet camping food I say!!

Looks excellent!

Pierce said...

Sounds relaxing and what great meals you prepared!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm so glad you are continuing your camping food series. We've never camped and I always wondered how they survived not eating just junk food. Now I know.
Thanks,
Sam

Sippity Sup said...

Everything tastes better outdoors because it reminds us where we came from... GREG

Jo said...

Looks delicious. And nothing beats cooking in the outdoors. Somehow the food always taste much better - hmm must be all the fresh air as well.

Laura in Paris said...

great camping food ideas ...

Juliana said...

Although I do not like camping, it seems that you had lots of fun...like the way that you roast the chicken :-)

Haddock said...

Must try the Dutch-oven Roasted Chicken Legs.
It looks healthy too.

Lori Lynn said...

Love the coals on the lid. Happy camping!
LL

A Year on the Grill said...

I love all this grillin... and the coals on the lid is a terrific tip

Angie's Recipes said...

Would love to get a Dutch oven too!
I've never been camping, and it sounds quite interesting.
Angie's Recipes

Tangled Noodle said...

I'm in awe over your outdoor cooking skills!

I haven't visited in such a long time - I hope all is well with you!!

Veggie Belly said...

spinach fettucine is one of my favorite things! yum!

Heather said...

wow! that looks great! i love roasted chicken, and those noodles look delicious!

Steph said...

Wow, I think I have the huge pot inherited from my mom...I will be reading your blog to find out more about using the "baby" Dutch. It looks great and I bet the food tasted wonderful.

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