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Gourmet Meals for Campers

Foodie campers unite! Get your taste buds geared up and camp in style. Get ready for melt-in-your-mouth gourmet meals that will spread mouth-watering aromas throughout the campground making your neighbors envious.

This is a first in a series of 10 gourmet RV and tent camping meals.

Each recipe is inspired by the delicious recipes listed in Sunset Magazine and each recipe has been adapted for camping by RVShare.

Whiskey BBQ Chicken and Slaw

Impress your family or guests with a tasty chicken meal using your favorite whiskey BBQ sauce. Partially pre-cook the chicken then finish on the grill. Round out the meal with a side of slaw.


1 bottle of Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce or your favorite whiskey barbecue sauce 1 large garlic clove, minced or 1 tsp of jarred minced garlic in oil


1 package pre-cut cabbage/carrot slaw 1/4 red onion, cut into long slivers 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons Champagne or white vinegar 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper


6 chicken legs with thighs attached (about 3-4 pounds) 1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Make sauce: Mix the whiskey BBQ sauce with minced garlic in a bowl. Start with a smaller amount of garlic and add to taste. Remember this will strengthen over time. Place sauce in a container with a sealed lid.

2. Make the slaw: Toss all vegetables together in a large resealable plastic bag. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small container with a tight-fitting lid. Chill slaw ahead of time for up to a couple days.

3. Prepare chicken: Pre-cook chicken in water till half-way cooked. Removed from water and cool in a large bowl. coat chicken in oil; pack in a resealable plastic bag and chill up to 2 days, or freeze.


1. Heat the grill using charcoal or gas. Let the salad dressing warm to room temperature. Set aside 1/2 cup sauce.

2. If you froze partially cooked chicken, remove from freezer and place and thaw chicken in refrigerator or cold water.

3. Grill chicken until browned all over, about 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Remember chicken takes time to cook! Once your initial browning is complete brush the sauce on and cook for a few more minutes. Repeat this process every few minutes and then check the chicken with a cooking thermometer. Make sure it is 160 degrees or more.

4. Toss slaw and dressing in the zip lock bag together. Serve with chicken and extra barbecue sauce. Mouth drooling.

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