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Campfire Cooking 1: Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken and Dutch Oven Biscuits

We are new to Dutch Oven cooking over coals, so we are relying on some tried-and-true recipes that we find on the internet for our first go at this type of cooking.  We found this one at Fabulessly Frugal.  If you know me at all, you know I made some modifications!



I will say, what I modified did not have anything to do with the cooking process.  We relied on the blog's expertise on that matter.  What I modified had to do with the ingredients.  I modify to suit our taste buds and perhaps to make it more to our dietary needs.


Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken
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Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken

Yield: 8
Author: Terri Steffes
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 60 MTotal time: 75 M
A delicious dish perfect for camping!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz uncooked bacon
  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 lbs red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lb baby carrots, chopped into one inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 c lemon lime soda (not diet)
  • 1/2 c flour

Instructions:

  1. Start your charcoal.
  2. Take 11 coals and make a checkerboard pattern.
  3. Place your dutch oven on the coals.
  4. Cook the bacon, cut in small pieces.  Remove, leave the grease.
  5. Combine flour and seasonings into a gallon ziplock bag.
  6. Add chicken, shake to coat.
  7. Brown chicken in bacon grease.  Remove chicken.
  8. Add the onions, potatoes, carrots, chicken and bacon.  
  9. Pour the soda over everything.
  10. Cover the dutch oven and cover the top with 17 coals.  Cook for 45 minutes.  
  11. Remove lid, add cheese.  
  12. Replace lid and cook for 10 additional minutes.
Calories
483.73
Fat (grams)
22.88
Sat. Fat (grams)
8.54
Carbs (grams)
38.50
Fiber (grams)
4.13
Net carbs
34.37
Sugar (grams)
8.65
Protein (grams)
31.44
Sodium (milligrams)
528.94
Cholesterol (grams)
136.45
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This is the best biscuit recipe!  It is a bit time consuming but the biscuits were delicious.  The only thing I would do differently is to cut the biscuits into smaller pieces.  They were huge biscuits!



Campfire Buttermilk Biscuits
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Campfire Buttermilk Biscuits

Yield: 12
Author: Terri Steffes
Prep time: 8 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 23 M
as adapted from www.lodgemg.com

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c softened butter
  • 2/5 T sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 c buttermilk
  • 1/4 c club soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 5 c biscuit mix 
  • 1/4 c melted butter

Instructions:

  1. Start your charcoals.
  2. Grease and heat dutch oven with 8 coals on the the bottom and 17 on top.
  3. Combine all ingredients (except melted butter) and knead until smooth.
  4. Pat the dough flat to 3/4 in thickness.  (I measured my dutch oven bottom and made a circle to match. I did this so I didn't have to cut out biscuits.)
  5. Place biscuits on the bottom of the hot Dutch oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.  Rotate the oven and lid often.  They bake from the top down.
  6. Remove from heat and brush with the melted butter.
Calories
330.18
Fat (grams)
19.77
Sat. Fat (grams)
9.49
Carbs (grams)
33.00
Fiber (grams)
1.05
Net carbs
31.94
Sugar (grams)
7.02
Protein (grams)
5.16
Sodium (milligrams)
960.23
Cholesterol (grams)
47.63
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  1. I'm definitely going to try this. I've cooked with Coke and Dr Pepper before, and I love the way my recipes turned out. I think this sounds good.

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  2. Now this sounds really interesting, I have to admit I've not tried cooking with pop before but I've heard of so many recipes which are meant to be wonderful with a bit of coke, so I can imagine sprite works well too!

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  3. I totally need to send this to my sister. She and her family camp ALL THE TIME!

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  4. It's been years since I camped, but I'm thinking about doing it this year. These recipes sound good all the way around!

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  5. Thanks for my dinner suggestion for tomorrow night! I never thought to cook with soda, nor have I tried it. It must add a little kick!

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  6. I use to cook by campfire all the time when I was a Girl Scout. This recipe looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This looks good and delicious. It's perfect for our next outing.

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  8. Interesting! I have never heard of using Sprite in cooking. But sounds like it would be fun to try.

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  9. This looks really yummy. I am always looking for new weeknight recipes to change it up.

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  10. Deliciousness! What a great idea to use Dutch Oven to make biscuits!

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  11. I have never made chicken with a can of sprite! I bet my kids would love this. The biscuits look amazing as well.

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  12. These both look so good! I'm dying to pick up a dutch over sometime soon—they really are so versatile for cooking. I've made beer-can chicken, but never Sprite chicken. I'm intrigued!

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  13. Kita Bryant12:23 AM

    Wow, this recipe looks so amazing. I just got a new Dutch oven so I would love to break it in with this.

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  14. Mama Maggie's Kitchen6:50 AM

    This Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken is making my tummy growl! I can't wait to serve this on our table.

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