Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets

Perfect Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics! Easy Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics! Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets are a campfire favorite. This simple and comforting dinner will keep your campers happy all summer!

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!
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When Lt. Dan and I first got married we discovered we loved to go backpacking together.

We spent all our extra money on cutting-edge water purifiers, tiny gas burning stovetops, super tools with 50 gadgets in one, and all sorts of itty bitty multipurpose backpacking equipment.

Making Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

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We would map out a loop through the forest, hopefully crossing a few high points with incredible views. We would make our own camp, pump our own water, and cook dinner in the woods. Then hike back out the next day. These were very fun, and sometimes challenging, adventures.

Prepping Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

We loved to plan our meals ahead and get everything prepped and ready to fit into our backpacks. That way, we could pull out each meal and cook it over our newly made campfire.

Easy to Make Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

Foil packet dinners were always a big hit. They are easy to prep and store, easy to cook, and fun to eat.

The foil acts as both the cooking vessel and the plate. All we needed was our flint to start the fire and our camping utensil multi-tool to spoon it up!

How to Make Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

After seventeen years of marriage, I’ve softened a little. I still love to hike as often as possible, but I want to come home to my nice soft bed at night.

I’ve become a glamper, rather than a serious camper or backpacker.

Simple Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

However I still enjoy foil packet dinners and cooking over a campfire. There’s something magical about pulling your dinner out of  hot embers, and watching the steam rise out of the packet!

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Today I want to share one of my favorite foil packet recipes with you, Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets. They add some fun to mealtime whether you are backpacking, camping, tailgating, picnicing in the park, or just grilling in the backyard.

Packing Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

To make Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets slice potatoes into small rounds so they can cook quickly in a campfire or on the grill. Then toss them with onions, bell peppers, a little oil, and a ranch dip seasoning packet.

Grilling Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

The veggies are divided onto four pieces of foil. Chopped chicken is placed on top. The potatoes need to rest at the bottom of the foil so they cook all the way through, while the chicken benefits from being a little further off the heat.

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Must-Make Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

After a few minutes in the flames, open up the Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets and lay freshly sliced Land O Lakes® White Deli American slices over the chicken and veggies.

The Deli American slices melt over the chicken and vegetables creating a cozy creamy dinner that no one can resist. Land O Lakes® Deli American slices elevate outdoor dinners like nothing else!

Heavenly Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

In fact, topping the foil packets with fresh cheesy goodness is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies…

It’s the little things. *wink*

The Best Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

Why not enjoy these Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets this weekend, whether you are cooking over a campfire or on your back porch.

I guarantee they will help you make some memories of your own!

Best Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets - Great for Camping, Tailgating, & Picnics!

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13 comments on “Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets

  1. cookbook queenposted July 11, 2016 at 10:26 am Reply

    I’m more of a glamper as well. There’s just something about my own bed that is SO much better than sleeping on dirt ;) I think we are going to try these here at home on the grill. The kiddos will LOVE having their own little dinner packets! I love that you added cheese on top — that’s my kind of meal.

  2. Mariaposted July 11, 2016 at 10:29 am Reply

    What a great idea for camping!

  3. Emily @ Life on Foodposted July 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm Reply

    I love this…I had something similar to this once when I was child at camp. It’s bringing back memories. I will have to make this again for my family.

  4. Jennifer Farleyposted July 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm Reply

    This is so perfect for camping, and summer in general!

  5. Gaby Dalkinposted July 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm Reply

    Such a fun summer dinner idea to mix things up, Sommer! And that melted cheese…don’t even get me started!

  6. Marla Meridithposted July 11, 2016 at 11:46 pm Reply

    All about a cozy dinner here! Love the spuds

  7. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 12, 2016 at 9:32 am Reply

    I LOVE how cheesy this is!!!

    Rating: 5
  8. june hamiltonposted July 20, 2016 at 4:32 pm Reply

    Oven directions?? Please.

    • Sommerposted August 9, 2016 at 9:42 am Reply

      Hi June,

      I’ve never made them in the oven, but I’d probably set the oven 450 degrees F and roast them for about 20 minutes. Let me know how they turn out! :)

  9. Ellenposted September 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Hello, I just made this and most things were extremely burnt to the bottom of the foil. The non burnt pieces were amazing! I followed the directions step by step. Do you turn your packets while cooking? Do you spray your foil? I would love to make these again!

    • Sommerposted September 17, 2016 at 11:56 am Reply

      Hi Ellen,

      Bummer! I don’t turn them, and never have issues with burning, but that would certainly help. Maybe your fire was extra hot?

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