Kaci’s Camp-Style Chicken Alfredo
I’m not going to bore you with a witty line about chicken or pasta; I’m not a food blogger. However, I do enjoy a delicious meal while camping in the woods, and I would like to briefly tell you how I created this recipe for chicken alfredo!
In August of 2019, I was gearing up for a camping trip with some of my gal pals for National Summit Day. Since I had offered to bring most of the food for the weekend, I wanted to have an awesome meal plan for us. While making my grocery list, I tried to find some new recipes that I had never made while car camping before. I searched on Pinterest, Google, Allrecipes, anywhere the internet would take me, but I just wasn’t finding anything that sounded good.
While brainstorming meals that would be easy, but oh-so delicious at the same time, I thought, “How about chicken alfredo!? Surely someone out there has a camping recipe for that.” I was wrong! I couldn’t find the slightest recipe for a simple dish of the deliciousness. Being the creative person that I am, this is how Kaci’s Camp-Style Chicken Alfredo became a real meal! And let me tell you, it’s easy-peasy and very scrumptious! The gals camping with me LOVED it!
This recipe serves 4-5 people and is a general guide—you can adjust the amount of ingredients if feeding more as needed. All of my camping recipes are made over a propane camp stove with cast-iron pots and pans unless otherwise stated.
12-oz. package of your favorite pasta (I use bow-ties)
1 teaspoon olive oil
22-oz. bag of frozen grilled chicken breast, diced or strips
15-oz. jar of your favorite alfredo sauce (I use Bertolli Creamy Alfredo Sauce)
Optional: 1-oz. sun-dried tomato slices
1. In a large pot, bring 2-3 quarts of water to a boil. Add about half of the pasta (6-7 oz.) and cook according to package directions. Strain, return to pot, then set aside.
2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add 12-oz. of the chicken (about half the bag) and cook until slightly brown. Here is where you would also add the sun-dried tomato slices if you wish.
3. Add the entire jar of alfredo sauce to the skillet with the chicken and stir occasionally until hot (about 5 minutes). Be sure to cover all of the chicken with sauce.
4. Pour the chicken and sauce mixture into the pot with your noodles, stir, then serve while it’s hot!
Kaci Preston is The Car Camping Queen, and she believes in seeing the outdoor world in the most unique ways possible. She earned her “Car Camping Queen” title because she bring alongs everything you could imagine for a camping trip, and with her checklists and organizational skills, she never leaves anything behind.