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Dry Rub Grilled Chicken Breast Camp Dinner

Dry-Rub Campfire Grilled Chicken Breast Camping Recipe

So easy and so delicious. Boneless chicken breast have never tasted so flavorful, and this dry rub recipe is so quick and uncomplicated it can be ready to cook in 5 minutes. – Leaving the cook more time to enjoy what they came for.

Just remember – although the picture of grilled breasts over a flaming campfire looks gorgeous – cooking over the heat of a bed of hot coals is the only way to get the best results without charring the chicken breasts before they are properly cooked.

  • Serves: 1 chicken breast per camper
    *side veggies suggested below – 6oz per camper
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes


  1. These breasts are great on Kaiser sandwich rolls too. Just wrap the bread in foil and heat them while the chicken breast are cooking.
  2. The chicken breasts can also be cooked in a fry pan on a camp stove, but grilling gives the best flavor.
Dry rub ingredients: (for 4 chicken breasts)

  • 2 tbsp. Dry Rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. Dry Thyme
  • 2 tsp. Cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Dry flaked Basil
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • *1/2 cup Lemon juice
Prep instructions:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients until well blended
  2. Pour lemon juice into shallow bowl or plate to dip chicken
  3. Lightly score top and bottom of chicken breasts, then dip into lemon juice, then pat on a coating of the dry rub mix. Top and bottom of breast.Be generous with rub.
  4. Cook 5-7 minutes per side (or until juices run clear) – Be careful not to overcook!

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Recommended side dishes:

Italian Green Beans
Sticking with the quick and simple theme, this side dish uses frozen and canned veggies to create a great 1-pot side dish that will be ready when the chicken is:

  • 1 lb. pkg. Frozen Petite whole green beans
  • 2 cans (14oz) Diced tomatoes
  • 1 med. Yellow onion – diced
  • 1 tsp. Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper

Pour 1 can diced tomatoes and juice into pot, add diced onions, then green beans, then garlic salt and Pepper, then top with 2nd can diced tomatoes. Cover and cook until green beans are dark and tender.

Get Organized! The Smartest Camp Tip:

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The smartest campfire cooking tip is to be organized,and sometimes a couple inexpensive totes or “stuff” bags will make outdoor camping gear so much easier to handle you will wonder why you waited to get them.

If you use the Zip-loc freezer bag tips, these totes will keep all your camp meal food in one easy to carry soft cooler that collapses to pack-out empty.

Collapsible Totes and coolers

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