Chicken, Taters & Gravy, Camp Style

posted Apr 23, 2018, 4:44 PM by Jimmy Babin   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 8:25 AM ]

Chicken Stew at the Camp



Chicken, Taters & Gravy


NOTE: To make this, you need a camp style Dutch Oven (with legs and a rimmed lid). If you don't have the rimmed lid, the charcoals won't stay put and could fall in your food when you lift the lid!!

Equipment:
8 qt camp style Dutch Oven with legs and rimmed lid

charcoals, lighter fluid

tongs for handling coals

chimney starter makes getting coals hot easier, but is optional

lid lifter or very good pot holders - the iron will get (and stay) very hot

a metal plate under the whole setup makes cleanup easier, but you can do this over dirt, rocks, or sand


Ingredients:

1 box of Creative Cajun Cooking’s Roast & Gravy Magic (contains 1 seasoning bag, 1 gravy thickening bag)

8 cups of water, divided (4 16 oz bottles of water)

4 lbs boneless chicken thighs, cut up 

1-2 lbs new potatoes, sliced

Directions:

1--- Use a chimney starter or arrange coals in a pyramid, soak well with lighter fluid and carefully ignite the charcoals. When they start getting ashy, arrange them in a circle just underneath the bottom of the pot (this is why your pot needs legs.) You will need backup coals to finish cooking this recipe, so have some more to the side. When getting started, don't just set the pot on a ton of hot coals - it could crack. Once the pot is hot, if you want to crank up the heat, add extra hot coals under the pot and on top the lid, using tongs.

2---In a large Dutch Oven, mix pack of Creative Cajun Cooking’s Roast & Gravy Magic (seasoning bag) with 1 cup of the water (1/2 water bottle).

3--- Add the chicken. Add 5 more cups water (2 1/2 water bottles)

4--- Stir all together, close the lid. Arrange some of the hot coals on top of the rimmed lid.

5--- Bring to a gentle boil, stirring every now and then. When meat is cooked and getting tender, add the potatoes, stir, and close the lid. Replace spent coals with more hot coals as necessary. 

6--- When the potatoes get cooked and tender, empty the Creative Cajun Cooking’s Roast & Gravy Magic gravy thickening bag into a separate bowl with 2 cups of water (1 bottle), and whisk with a fork until smooth. Pour thickening mixture slowly into the pot, stirring as you go. You may not need all of the thickener to achieve the gravy thickness you want. I use about half of it when doing this recipe. If you want extra thick gravy, use it all.

7--- When the gravy is thickened how you like it, take the pot off the heat and serve.

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