Trail Cooking

Italian Chicken

In this recipe I use freeze-dried for the ingredients to get a quick meal made. We use Thrive Life for our freeze-dried. The recipe is gluten-free, grain-free and the carbs are only from vegetables.

I’ve also added a mason jar method for taking meals on-the-go with you, a green alternative to using plastic bags to store ingredients in.

Italian Chicken

In a snack or sandwich or quart size bag or 8 ounce mason jar:

FBC Method:

Pack all ingredients in a quart freezer bag.

Place bag in an FBC Cozy, add in 1/3 cup boiled water. Stir, seal and let sit for 15 minutes. Stir before eating.

Insulated Mug Method:

Pack all ingredients in bag or mason jar.

Add dry ingredients into an insulated mug, add 1/3 cup boiled water, stir well and cover tightly.

Let sit for 15 minutes. Stir before eating.

Taking on-the-go:

Pack the meal into an 8 ounce mason jar. Add 1/3 cup boiled water to it, stir, cover, and let sit 15 minutes. Stir before eating.

Serves 1.


For those wanting a more filling meal, this can be served tossed with hot pasta or over rice, or served in a tortilla wrapped up.

The shelf stable Parmesan cheese is the “green lid”. In other words, Kraft or similar. We find an organic version at Costco that doesn’t have fillers added.


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