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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Camping Cuisine Part 2: Food Prep & Chicks on Sticks

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Before I get to the recipe portion of this post,
I want to mention how food prep for camping is a girl's best friend.
I start with a menu plan for each meal that will be required for our stay.
And I create a grocery list based on my meal plan.
Pretty basic planning...but it helps the trip go smoothly.
 I make sure to wash and prep all the vegetables and store in ziploc bags.
On the left are vegetables for dipping for snacks. On the right are vegetables for chicken kebabs.
Here are onions and mushrooms prepped for our steak night.
I also take containers of other meal ingredients that we will need.
Fruit washed and cut up for quick camping snacks.
I don't waste money buying small sizes of condiments from the grocery store.
I just scoop out different things from the big sizes already in our fridge and store in small containers to put in the cooler.
And I am sure to label, label, label!!
And now for 'Chicks on Sticks'.
Seriously. That is the name of the recipe.
I didn't come up with that name on my's comes from those crazy Canadian sisters Janet & Greta Podleski who co-wrote a series of cookbooks that I love.
It's basically a marinade for chicken for kebabs.
One reason I love their cookbooks is that many of their recipes require ingredients that I usually have on hand. No special trips to the grocery store needed.
The marinade is a really tasty asian mix.
Chick on Sticks
2 tbsp. each sodium reduced soya sauce and brown sugar
1 tbsp. each olive oil and grated lemon zest
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 large shallot, minced ( I used red onion)
1-1/2 tsp. grated ginger
1 tsp. each cumin and ground coriander
4 chicken breast halves.

Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
Cut chicken into kebab size pieces.
Place chicken pieces in a ziploc bag.
Pour marinade over chicken pieces.
Have your 9 yr. old son smush the marinade all over the chicken.
Place in freezer.
Now your meal is ready to go into the cooler for your camping trip.
When preparing this meal, simply thaw the chicken by placing it on the top of the cooler.
Thread the chicken pieces with the washed and ready-to-go-veggies on skewers.
Grill each side about 5-6 minutes or until chicken looks cooked and juices run clear.

If you liked this recipe, here are some other amazing camping recipes:
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Pamela said...

Seriously Angie you have to be one of the most organized woman i have seen! This is great.
I have only camped once and since moving to the island hope to do so in the future. I can't tell you how great it is learning all these tips. I have to show this post to my husband. He grew up camping so i know he'll be very impressed!
Pamela xo

Heather said...

LOVE it!! And just what I needed! I think camping and the only thing that comes to mind for meals is hotdogs and hamburgers! LOL

Kiasa said...

I am LOVING your site! I pinned something months ago and now I'm finally coming to check it out...and I'm in love. :)

We are a family of 5 and have just recently started camping, but I haven't figured out good, healthy, easy meals yet. We are headed to upper state new york (not far from canada :)) this weekend and I'm determined to make meals a little better this time. Thank you for all your amazing ideas and hard work to share. I'm sharing ALL of your meal ideas with my husband and fingers crossed I can get some focus time to get them done!


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Micah and Katie said...

This is one of our families favorite recipes!!! Thank you so much for sharing it.

We have taken it camping with us and also when chicken goes on sale I cut it all up and freeze it in the marinate for a quick meal :)

Thanks again.

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

Perhaps the chef who prepared this nasi rawon has her own stash of kluwak. You can ask her yourself, if you can spot the soup at a future bazaar; look for an unmarked pot on the simmer at the back of a stall. Market Meats Tips

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