Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Camp Dinner

Eating healthy can be hard when you're really busy.  It's very easy to fall off the wagon when you go out to eat, or even eat at home but just don't want to deal with and reach for the easy option; especially after a long day.  But if you can get an easy oven recipe started earlier in the day (when you still have the energy to make good decisions) it can help.  This recipe might not be the lowest in calories, but it is better than a lot of alternatives.

I call this camp chicken because it was one of my mom’s favorite dishes when we were camping. We actually had a motorhome and she would put it in the oven when we headed out for the day and have it ready when we retuned.   It is also a great recipe for a dutch oven.

Serves 3-4
1 whole chicken, cut up into pieces
1 lbs potaotes, any type, quatered
1 to 2 cans of corn (frozen works well too)
Salt and pepper
Aluminum foil

Use aluminum foil to create a cooking vessel.  Lay out two sheets approx. 18” long ontop of each other. Fold edges together to create a double wide size. Place on a cookie pan fold down.

Lay out your cut potaotes in the center
Top with your chicken pieces, season well with salt and pepper
Top with your drained or thawed corn
Fold up foil to create a sealed bag
Bake 300 for 2 hours
Remove from oven
Dinner is served

And kitchen clean up is snap, just recycle the foil and you're done.


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