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Pretentious Camp Chicken

Kristopher Artz October,2012 No Comments

Are you looking for a super fast and easy camp meal that is sure to impress even your “foodie” camping friends? Here is a delicious recipe that no one would expect  to eat while sitting around a campfire.

INGREDIENTS:

Begin by butterflying the chicken breast and pounding it flat. Not too flat but enough to make it fairly uniform in thickness. Next, spoon in the Boursin garlic and herb cheese. you can add more or less to taste. If you cannot find Boursin, you can use any soft garlic and herb spread.  Once the cheese is in the middle, fold the breast back onto itself and finally, wrap the cheese filled breast with the Prosciutto ham. About 2 slices per breast would almost entirely cover one chicken breast.

Double wrapped…first Prosciutto then foil.

Wrap the breasts up in heavy duty Aluminum foil and place them on the grill.

Grill ‘em up!

You can place them directly into the fire or onto hot coals to cook the chicken if you’d prefer. I did a snowshoe trip 2 winters ago in Sequoia with a friend, and made these up before we left. There was no worry about keeping them cool, since we were snowshoeing. I do admit, I was a little concerned, snowshoeing through bear country with a bacon wrapped chicken breast in my backpack, but we had no issues…Thank God for hibernation! When we got to camp, we just threw them directly into the fire and they turned out fantastic.

Well, cook the chicken breasts on the grill for about 20-25 minutes, turning them fairly often. You should be able to tell when they are done by squeezing them with tongs. If they feel pretty firm, they are done. One last tip… sometimes the chicken breast will not get a brown crust on it. The chicken really more or less steams in its’ own juices. Once they are done, you can unwrap them and throw them onto the grate for a minute or two just to crispen the Prosciutto.

This picture doesn’t do the meal justice. Sorry, the lighting quality wasn’t great…but it was the best I could do at the time. Also, I did not unwrap the chicken and crispen the Prosciutto.

Pair the chicken with a quick to make- long grain wild rice mix and your favorite vegetable and you have an extremely quick and easy camping meal that will impress even the most discerning palate, and they will never know how simple it really was.

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