Linda and I stopped by Cracker Barre
l last weekend for "lupper
" (a meal between the normal time for lunch and supper). They were advertising Camp Fire Chicken
on the menu insert and I decided to order it. Their version included a chicken quarter, potatoes, carrots, onions, a piece of corn on the cob, and a small amount of tomato. I enjoyed the meal and immediately decided that I would try to emulate that dish (or a close version) on the bbq grill at home.
There are many ways to prepare this dish. This is my improvised version of Camp Fire Chicken.
Step 1. Prepare the veggies
|Celery, carrots, red bell pepper, squash, red onion, new potatoes|
Step 2. Prepare the chicken quarters (put some seasoning under the chicken skin too)
|Chicken quarters seasoned with Lawry's poultry blend|
Step 3. Garlic powder
Step 4. Butter (or margarine)
|A couple teaspoons of margarine seasoned with garlic powder|
Step 5. Pre-assemble the veggies and chicken in foil
|The dish assembled in aluminum foil and ready for the grill (before)|
Step 6. Wrap tightly and place on the grill
|Wrapped in aluminum foil and placed in the center of the grill with charcoal banked on the sides|
Step 7. Cook at 350 degrees for 60 - 75 minutes or until chicken reaches 175 - 180 degrees
|Camp Fire Chicken fresh from the grill (after)|
Step 8. I used chicken quarters, but thighs, drumsticks or breasts would probably work well too
|Camp Fire Chicken close-up|
I enjoyed my version of the dish. I think this is a nice way to prepare an interesting dish on the grill for a family get together too. I could cook 8 - 10 of these easily in my Backwoods
upright bbq smokers.