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Underground Baked Chicken and Potatoes

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a good, simple recipe if you are tired of beanie weenies and s'mores."
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4 h 30 m servings 416
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Dig a hole about 1 foot into the ground. Place a layer of hot coals on the bottom, and cover with a 1/2 inch layer of dirt.
  2. Rub the chicken breasts with oil, then season with garlic salt, pepper, and oregano. Wrap each breast securely in aluminum foil and place into the hole.
  3. Cover the hole with about 6 inches of dirt and allow the chicken to cook for 3 to 4 hours. About 45 minutes before you are ready to eat, wrap the potatoes individually in aluminum foil, and place them in the coals of a campfire to cook. When the potatoes are ready, dig up the chicken and serve with potatoes.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 416 calories; 9.2 38.2 43.8 99 1030 Full nutrition

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super simple super yummy! fun for family to put together while camping.

This was pretty tasty. But I did make a chicken gravy to go along with it, baked it with the gravy, otherwise it would have been very dry.