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Fall Camping Recipe

Planning your trip to the campground this fall is easy; deciding what meal to make while you’re there isn’t always the same story. So be sure to bring along your Dutch Oven and make this roasted chicken for your crew! You’ll love how simple it is to make this filling meal.



Recipe from, adapted for this post.

½ cup dry seasoning rub – ingredients below, just combine thoroughly 1 whole chicken ½ cup unsalted butter 1 pound baby yellow potatoes, quartered 4 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered

Dry Rub:

1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp fresh ground pepper 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp mustard powder 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp paprika


Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and season all over with the dry rub. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight. When you’re ready to cook, build a fire and heat 24 coals. Arrange 8 under your Dutch oven, evenly to ensure even cooking. Add butter to your Dutch oven and melt. Sear the chicken on both sides for five minutes each. Remove the chicken and add the vegetables to the pot. Replace the chicken in the pot on top of the vegetables, breast side up, and close the lid. Add the remaining coals to the top of the lid. While cooking, rotate the lid every 15 minutes to ensure it cooks evenly. After 45 minutes, add a few more hot coals to the fire. Cook until the chicken reaches 165 degrees, approximately 1-1.5 hours. Serve with a side of toast!


This meal is perfect for your dinners at the campground, especially if you are spending a day exploring and need an easy meal to dump in the pot and let it cook.  Find your dream RV at today!


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