Simple Lemon Feta Campfire Chicken Dutch Oven Camping Recipe

This is one of our campfire recipes that uses an affordable protein as the centerpiece … chicken.

The Greek inspired flavors in this Lemon Feta Campfire Chicken Dutch Oven Camping Recipe are subtle, fresh and make a fabulous dinner.

This Lemon Feta Campfire Chicken Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is sitting on a tree stump at a dispersed campsite in the mountains. The white feta cheese is sprinkled on top of the chicken with red tomatoes, bright green parsley and salty kalamata olives.

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How To Make This Lemon Feta Campfire Chicken Recipe

What makes this recipe so simple?

This is one of our easy camping meals that features standard, readily-available ingredients and only takes about 15 minutes to prep.

Step 1. Start your campfire.

Get out your camping fire starters to get your fire going.

You can use a tripod or campfire grill grate to hold your Dutch oven for cooking over hot coals or low flames … you will be cooking over medium heat.

If you are camping with fire restrictions activated, you can also make this meal as regular camp stove recipes by placing your Dutch oven directly on your camp stove or RV stove.

Step 2. Prepare the veggies and other ingredients.

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Now you will slice/chop the onion, tomatoes, garlic and parsley. Then juice the lemon.

Step 3. Season the chicken.

Liberally add salt and pepper to both sides of the chicken breasts before placing in the Dutch oven.

Step 4. Heat the oil.

Pour oil into a 12-inch cast iron Dutch oven and very carefully place it on a campfire tripod or campfire grill grate.

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Step 5. Add onions and chicken to the pot.

This is one of our Dutch oven camping recipes that is cooked uncovered.

Place the onions and chicken into the Dutch oven, stirring occasionally until the chicken is browned on both sides which will be about 10-15 minutes.

Step 6. Add remaining cooking ingredients.

Add tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, olives and oregano to the Dutch oven and simmer an additional 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 7. Cook the rice.

While the chicken is cooking, prepare the rice according to package directions.

Step 8. Remove from heat and serve.

Remove the campfire chicken breast pot from the heat, then top with feta cheese and parsley for serving over rice.

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Print This Lemon Feta Dutch Oven Chicken Camping Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 45 minutes

Total Time 1 hour


  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken (half) breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juice of it
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives, drained of brine
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 servings cooked rice


  1. Prepare the campfire for cooking over medium heat.
  2. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, set aside.
  3. Heat oil in 12-inch camp Dutch oven over medium heat. Note: All cooking with this recipe is done uncovered.
  4. Add onions and chicken to pot, stirring occasionally until chicken browned on both sides (about 10-15 minutes).
  5. Add tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, olives and oregano to the onions already in the Dutch oven, simmer till chicken is cooked through (about 20-30 minutes more depending on size of chicken breasts).
  6. While this camping chicken recipe is cooking, prepare the rice according to package directions.
  7. Remove the Dutch oven chicken pot from the heat and top with feta cheese and parsley for serving.
  8. Serve over rice.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 453mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g

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