Campfire Chicken Stew Recipe
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Campfire Chicken Stew Recipe

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My family loves these chicken stew packets on camping trips, but they're equally good on our backyard grill. —Florence Kreis, Beach Park, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3 to 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 606 calories, 29 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 976 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 52 g protein.


  1. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Place two pieces of chicken on each of four double thicknesses of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Divide the potatoes, carrots and green pepper among the packets. Top each with soup, water, salt and pepper. Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20-25 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Campfire Chicken Stew in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p46

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"Very good and so easy for camping. Will use it again and again."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"This recipe was tasty and fun but we thought that it needed a little more texture, next time we will grill the chicken first to make a crispier skin. It was so easy to put together and very satisfying."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"I used chicken breasts, and about 1/4 italian dressing. It was very good."

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