Mountain Dew Chicken

One of my favorite camping recipes: Mountain Dew Chicken

Ingredients:
1/2 lb. thick-cut apple wood smoked bacon
1 gallon zip-loc bag with 1 cup flour
5 chicken breasts
5 Russet potatoes medium/average size
1 bag shredded carrots
1 large Vidalia or sweet onion
1 can Mountain Dew soda
1/2 cup shredded three cheese or five cheese mix

Prep:
Chop bacon into 1-inch pieces.
Dice potatoes into roughly 1” cubes.
Dice onion to preferred size.
Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise.

Instructions:
Preheat dutch oven by setting on bed of 8 to 10 coals.

Fry bacon in Dutch oven until crispy.
Remove bacon from Dutch oven but leave grease.

Shake chicken breasts in baggie of flour to coat.
Cook in bacon grease to brown, about 5 minutes, turning a couple times.

Pour vegetables, bacon, and Mountain Dew on top of chicken.
Cover with lid and cook at 350° for 45 minutes with 3/4 of coals on lid. Make sure to rotate lid and bottom every 15 minutes.

Using tongs or fork, lift chicken breasts so they are resting on top of vegetables.
Sprinkle cheese over the chicken.
Cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8.

As with ant Dutch oven recipe, this can easily be made at home using either a Dutch oven or a covered electric skillet.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

About OVZombie

Just your average local born and raised computer geek, science junkie, Boy Scout father and member, cook and father of five.
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2 Responses to Mountain Dew Chicken

  1. SnowUrchin says:

    Question: Is this recipe your invention? Sounds awesome. I grilled out chicken tonight and wished I hit this earlier.

  2. OVZombie says:

    I am so sorry for not getting to this sooner. You know, I have just been so busy doing, well, nothing really. Ahem…

    I cannot take credit for this recipe. The first time I cooked it was helping someone at camp cook for the first time in a Dutch Oven and they were not used to cooking to begin with. Since it was a simple recipe, I played around with it and added my own tweaks. I’ve made it more at home than camping since then. Every time there is a solitary can of Mountain Dew in the house, I get asked if I am making this.

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