Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken

posted July 11, 2017 12:00 a.m. (CDT)
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½ lb bacon, cut in bite-size pieces

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

½ Tbsp seasoning salt

½ C all-purpose flour

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 lbs red potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes

1 lb carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces

6 oz Sprite or other lemon-lime soda

Fry bacon in 14-inch Dutch oven on camp chef or stovetop until crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, leaving grease inside. Set bacon aside.

Combine seasoning salt and flour in a large gallon plastic bag. Add chicken to flour mixture and shake to coat. Add coated chicken pieces to Dutch oven and brown in bacon grease. Remove chicken and set aside.

Add onions, and then potatoes, carrots, chicken and bacon to Dutch oven. Pour soda over the top. Cover with lid.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Carefully remove from oven. Remove lid and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Note: If cooking at a campsite follow directions above. When ready to cook, cover with lid and place Dutch oven in hot coals. Cook 45 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Recipe serves 8.

Recipe and photo courtesy of life-in-the-lofthouse.com.