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Monday, June 6, 2011

Swiss Chicken

cooking over a fire is FUN
especially in your own

I have a favorite summer camp recipe to share today.
This is a very special dutch oven supper that  
Boy-Scout-Master husband 
and Boy scout sons 
have enjoyed many times while camping!
 Tonight we made it at home 
in our back patio fire bowl
 The Main ingredients are rice and chicken.

Please don't tell my new friends about the other main ingredient
I don't want to alarm them.
Mr .


First you should prepare a charcoal fire and allow the coals heat up thoroughly.

You will need precisely eight coals on the bottom 
(under the dutch oven)
 and eight coals for the top of the dutch oven 
Keep the other coals to the side and add them as needed.

That will give you a heat of about 350 degrees

this dutch oven is about 12 quarts

eight coals turned to a few more
as the coals burned up fast on us tonight.

the foil package to the side is a
sliced french bread loaf.

till the rice is tender to your liking
(about 30-40 mins)
stir it twice
and turn the dutch oven
 to achieve even cooking over the coals.

 half onion minced finely (1/4 cup)
stick of butter(1/2 cup)
little bit of crushed  fresh garlic
salt / pepper to taste
"Bays" seasoning (as much as you like)
celery salt
two cups of long grain rice
three cups of chicken broth
two cans  cream of chicken soup
two cups of water
 small package of swiss cheese cubed
four chicken breasts cleaned and cubed

Now that is it, but...
you can add peas and carrots
or anything you might like in there too.

Boy Scouts eat their carrots raw
and they just plain do not eat peas!

Sorry you garden loving people

(I would add a few peas and carrot slices myself!)

Master Scouter Hubby melts a stick of butter in the dutch oven
then slightly browns the rice in that first
then he adds everything else...
except the cheese
and veges if they are the frozen kind

just sit around the fire and let it cook
spinning the lid and turning the pot a few times
 so you don't get a hot spot in the oven.

add the cheese for the last 15 mins
to melt that down  into everything.

test the rice after 30 mins
and if it is soft enough then it is ready to eat.

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Lorrie said...

Lorrie@The Victorian Rabbit Said...Kat your artwork is beautiful I love your chickens. wow

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That looks like it would feed an army! Yum! I'm assuming the chickens are your artwork? Gorgeous!

Kelly said...

Mmmmm, that looks delicious!


Samantha said...

That looks like a great camping recipe!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your watercolors they look great! Dinner looks pretty good too-enjoy:@)

Screaming Sardine said...

This looks really yummy. I have a Dutch oven and a Dutch oven cookbook. When I get the gumption to get it out, this recipe is definitely going in that cookbook!

Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunburnt Cow Party. I featured you over at the Screaming Sardine.