Miner’s Chicken

Yesterday on Facebook I mentioned that I served my family Miner’s Chicken in the crockpot.  Here is the recipe.


5 lbs mixed chicken pieces.  I just used boneless chicken – usually breasts and probably only 2 lbs.  This time I used the precooked chicken diced tenderloins from Market Day to skip step 1.

5 oz Worcestershire Sauce

1 TBS garlic powder

Large onion – chopped

8oz French dressing

12 or 16 oz jar of APPLE jelly

3 cups minute rice (though in the crock pot, next time I will use long cooking rice, because the rice got really mushy after 8 hours)

2 cups water

salt & pepper to taste


dutch-ovenBrown the chicken and onions.  Put them on the bottom of the dutch oven (or whatever cooking dish/crockpot you are using if not doing it on the fire).  Mix everything else together and pour over the chicken.   Cook for 6-8 hours on low in crock pot, 20 minutes or so if in the fire – however long it takes for the rice and chicken to be done in the oven.   If you think you need to add more water for the rice to absorb, do so.  The original recipe only calls for 1 cup, but that is not enough for the rice to cook properly.


Looking at my recipe it is officially titled “Miner’s Rescue Chicken” and has a story about a boy scout being rescued and eating this every night to ensure safety.  I’m not sure I could eat this every night, but it is tasty and great for campouts.


My girl scouts made this at a campout once and my co-leader had a friend who was camping with his boy scouts.  She sent him a photo because it was so yummy and impressive.  The boys were eating broasted chicken from the grocery store and the girls were cooking awesome meals on the fire!  Go Girls!!   🙂




3 thoughts on “Miner’s Chicken

  1. I suppose if you did not have chicken and you were lost in the woods with all the other ingredients you could use dove, pheasant, quail, rabbit, and the list goes on – just can’t beat the great taste of all the ingredients together!

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