When traveling in an RV, cooking can be a challenge. You just don’t have the same space, equipment, or storage you enjoy in your home kitchen. When dealing with limited resources on your camping trip, simple, no-nonsense recipes are simply the best way to go.
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Having a delicious meal while on the road doesn’t have to be difficult. Below we’ve listed four fun camping recipes to try out, with each of them only needing five (or fewer) ingredients to make.
Bacon Ranch Chicken and Veggies
A delicious combination of chicken, bacon, and vegetables, this recipe makes for a perfectly scrumptious and nutrient-dense meal.
You’ll need the following:
- 1/2 cup sliced carrot
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 1 cup small diced tomatoes
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
- 2 tbsp. ranch dressing
In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté your carrots in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the celery and cook until tender. Stir in the shredded cooked chicken breast and ranch dressing mix for about 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.
Peachy Pork Chops in a Foil Packet
This recipe introduces a delectable contrast between the savory undertone of the pork chops and the sweet and delicate flavors of peaches. It makes for an easy weeknight dinner that’s sure to please the whole family.
- 2 pork chops (boneless)
- 1 box of sliced peaches (as long as they’re in syrup, not heavy syrup)
- 2 strips of bacon
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
First, lay out a large piece of foil. Next, place your pork chop on top of the foil and top it with sliced peaches and bacon. Finally, drizzle with a bit of balsamic vinegar before sealing the packet tightly. Place on a preheated grill over medium-high heat for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees °F.
When a chilly evening calls for something cozy and warm, a quick and easy recipe for campfire beans will do just the trick.
- 1 cup dried pinto beans (soaked overnight)
- 2 cups water or broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon chili powder (optional)
Place soaked beans in a saucepan with 2 cups of water or broth, salt, pepper, and chili powder (as per your preference). Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 1 hour. Add more water if needed during the cooking process (about 1/2 cup at a time). Serve hot with fresh bread or cornbread!
Easy Chicken and Rice
A quick, hearty, and filling meal is just what you need to keep you energized throughout your trip. This recipe is sure to become one of your go-to choices for no-nonsense RV recipes.
- 2 chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup of rice, uncooked
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of oil
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and sauté until brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add the rice and water to the same pan and mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula. Increase heat to medium-high and bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and cover with lid slightly askew (this allows steam to escape).
Cook for 15 minutes without stirring or removing the lid—just let it do its thing! When time is up, remove from heat and fluff with a fork before serving alongside your chicken pieces!
Final Thoughts in RV Cooking
Traveling on the road with limited space and/or utensils doesn’t mean you have to turn your back on delicious home-cooked meals. These easy-to-follow recipes are perfectly suited for life in your RV. We hope you have fun making these recipes on your next camping trip!
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