Campfire Foil Packets

Campfire Foil Packets


  • Protein options (choose one or mix and match):
    • Chicken breasts or thighs, diced
    • Sliced sausage or hot dogs
    • Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Assorted vegetables (choose your favorites):
    • Sliced bell peppers
    • Sliced onions
    • Sliced zucchini
    • Sliced mushrooms
    • Diced potatoes
    • Corn on the cob, cut into smaller pieces
  • Olive oil or melted butter
  • Seasonings of your choice (garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper)
  • Optional add-ins:
    • Lemon slices
    • Fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley)
    • Grated cheese


  1. Prepare a campfire or charcoal grill for medium heat.
  2. Cut sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil into squares, about 12x12 inches each.
  3. Lay out the foil squares on a flat surface.
  4. In a bowl, toss your chosen protein with a drizzle of olive oil or melted butter and your desired seasonings.
  5. Place a portion of the protein in the center of each foil square.
  6. Add your choice of assorted vegetables on top of the protein.
  7. If using, add optional add-ins such as lemon slices or fresh herbs.
  8. Drizzle a bit more olive oil or melted butter over the vegetables.
  9. Sprinkle with additional seasonings to taste.
  10. Fold the foil over the ingredients to create a packet. Seal the edges tightly, leaving a little space for steam to circulate inside.
  11. Place the foil packets on the campfire grate or grill, cooking for about 15-20 minutes. Flip the packets halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  12. Carefully open a packet to check for doneness. The protein should be fully cooked, and the vegetables should be tender.
  13. Remove the packets from the heat and let them cool slightly before carefully opening them.
  14. Serve the delicious contents directly from the foil packets or transfer to plates.

Note: You can customize these foil packets with your preferred protein, vegetables, and seasonings. Get creative and make different combinations to suit your taste.