Trail Cooking

Chicken Apple Soup

Somewhere between a soup and a stoup, this is a soup that fills you up on chilly evenings and is packed with protein, plus juicy apples. It warms the mouth and the belly all at once. If you crave extra broth, add an extra cup of water plus 1 more tsp broth powder/concentrate.

Freeze-dried ingredients come back quickly and taste like fresh was used. It’s worth the investment to use freeze-dried tomatoes versus sun-dried tomatoes, that stay chewy no matter how long you rehydrate them.

Prepped in a Food Vac bag to keep the freeze-dried ingredients fresh.

Ready to nosh on.

Chicken and Apple Soup

In a sandwich bag:

Also take:

One Pot Method:

Add the dry ingredients, oil, and 4 cups water to a 2 Liter pot.

Bring to a full boil, stirring often.

Take off the stove, cover tightly and let sit for 10 minutes. In cool temperatures or at high altitude, wrap the pot in a pot cozy.

Salt to taste, if desired.

Serves 2 large or 3 medium servings.


When prepping recipes using freeze-dried ingredients (versus dehydrated) you want to ensure the bag is well sealed. Particularly with freeze-dried meat. If you are making the meal to use that weekend, a plastic bag will work great. If longer, I highly suggest using a FoodVac sealer and precut quart size bags.

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