Campfire Recipe: Dutch Oven Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Ok, I associate Chicken Cordon Bleu with fancy eating and in doing so, I normally reserve dishes like this for special occasions but……….there are other times I really want an adult meal. This was very true when my husband and I planned an adult only camping trip. The rules of the camping trip were simple. One, no kids were allowed, which I know seems to be a “no-brainer” but you always have that one. Two, you must bring your favorite “adult camping food” to share. The third rule was that we were all going to have fun. Well, you can image what types of food was brought. Below is the recipe for the “adult camping food” I made for this camping trip. While it is not wild and crazy, it is still delicious and really makes any meal feel like a million bucks.

Campfire Recipe:  Dutch Oven Creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu


Spray or liquid oil

4 chicken breast halves

4 sandwich size slices of Swiss cheese

4 sandwich size slices of ham

8 slices of bacon

1 can (10 ¾ ounce) of condensed Cream of Mushroom soup

8 ounce container of sour cream



  1. Prepare the coals by building a fire.
  2. Lightly grease a 10 inch Dutch oven.
  3. Place grilling rack on top of fire.
  4. Put Dutch oven on grilling rack. Add 8 slices of bacon to the Dutch and partially cook.
  5. Remove bacon and place on a paper towel to drain.
  6. Take the Dutch oven off the grilling rack.
  7. If chicken breasts still have bones and skin, remove.
  8. Take one half chicken breast and top with cheese. Top the cheese with ham and wrap with 2 slices of partially cooked bacon. Make sure the ends are underneath the chicken breast. Once that is done, place chicken in 10 inch Dutch oven. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  9. In a bowl, mix the condensed Cream of Mushroom soup and sour cream.
  10. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Top with lid and move the Dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.
  11. On the heat resistant surface, arrange 10 prepared coals in a circle.
  12. Position the Dutch oven on this circle. Add 22 prepared coals to the lid.
  13. Cook for 40 minutes.

Once that time period has been reached, lift off the lid and check the doneness of the chicken. If done, remove the Dutch oven from the circle of coals and serve. If not done, continue to cook for another 10 minutes.