3 Super Delicious Foil Packet Recipes For An Easy Camping Meal

These 3 foil packet recipes will make your next camping trip fun and easy. Watch Amanda Outdoors show you how to make a delicious meal the next time you go camping.

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Delicious Foil Packet Meals Make Your Camping Trips Easy.

We're always looking for easy ways to cook while out on a camping trip.  We found an excellent video from YouTuber "Amanda Outside" that we love and we hope you will too.  I'm sure you will because the video has been super popular.  

Shoutout to Amanda Outdoors YouTube channel, and you can connect with her at https://amandaoutside.com

The first recipe is for Cajun shrimp foil packets, which include red potatoes, broccoli, shrimp, butter, cajun seasoning, and lime. Amanda assembles the foil packets using heavy-duty aluminum foil and offers the option of using parchment paper as the first layer to avoid direct contact with the foil.

The second recipe is for a turkey barbecue foil packet, which consists of ground turkey, onion, red potatoes, carrots, barbecue sauce, salt, pepper, and butter. Just roll up the foil packets and cook on campfire coals for approximately 40 minutes, flipping them every 10 minutes for even cooking.

The third recipe is for a southwestern chicken foil packet, which includes diced chicken marinated in taco seasoning, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes with green chilies, pre-cooked rice, shredded cheese, and butter.  Prepare the marinade at home before camping and assembling the foil packets at the campsite. Once cooked, just open the packets and add toppings like cheese, lime, cilantro, and sour cream.

Amanda answers common questions about making the foil packets ahead of time, freezing them, and cooking them on a grill.

It's a super helpful video, and you can watch it here:

Amanda's 3 Foil Packet Camping Recipes:

1. Cajun Shrimp Foil Packet Meal:


  • Red potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Shrimp
  • Butter
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Lime


  1. Start by chopping the red potatoes and broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place the diced potatoes, broccoli, and shrimp on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  3. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning generously over the ingredients.
  4. Add a tablespoon of butter, cut into smaller pieces, to each foil packet.
  5. Fold the foil packet, ensuring it is securely sealed to trap in the flavors.
  6. Cook the foil packet over campfire coals for approximately 40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and enjoy the delicious Cajun shrimp foil packet meal.

2. Southwestern Chicken Foil Packet Meal:


  • Chicken breast, diced
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • Pre-cooked rice packets
  • Shredded cheese
  • Taco seasoning


  1. Marinate the diced chicken with taco seasoning at home before your camping trip.
  2. Rinse and drain the black beans and corn at home, storing them in a cooler.
  3. Dice fresh tomatoes or use canned diced tomatoes with green chilies.
  4. At the campsite, assemble the foil packet by placing the marinated chicken, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, and pre-cooked rice on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the ingredients.
  6. Fold the foil packet tightly and cook over campfire coals for approximately 40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes.
  7. Uncover the foil packet, let the cheese melt, and serve this flavorful Southwestern chicken foil packet meal.

3. Turkey Barbecue Foil Packet Meal:


  • Ground turkey (or ground beef)
  • Onion
  • Red potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter


  1. Dice onions, red potatoes, and carrots.
  2. Place the ground turkey (or ground beef) on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  3. Add the diced onions, red potatoes, and carrots on top of the meat.
  4. Drizzle barbecue sauce over the ingredients.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and add a tablespoon of butter, cut into smaller pieces.
  6. Seal the foil packet tightly and cook over campfire coals for approximately 40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes.
  7. Open the foil packet and check for doneness. Add more barbecue sauce, if desired.

Delicious Foil Packet Meals - Final Thoughts

Foil packet meals are a game-changer for camping dinners. They offer simplicity, versatility, and incredible taste. With these three recipes, you can enjoy a Cajun shrimp foil packet, a flavorful Southwestern chicken foil packet, or a mouthwatering turkey barbecue foil packet.

These meals are perfect for outdoor cooking and will make it so easy.  You could even try these at home on the grill, they're so versatile.

Cheers to foil packet meals,

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