Thermal Pot Barbeque Chicken – perfect for busy camping day

Thermal Pot Barbeque Chicken

While we are on a camping trip we drive a lot. Often we need to get to our destination within a few days, which means driving every day for 5 to 6 hours.

Thermal pot barbeque chicken or a similar meal is something we prepare in the morning before we drive.

We are not big fans of unhealthy fast food, so, instead, for a busy day, we use a thermal pot to prepare our diner.

Thermal Pot is a slow-cooking pot. You prepare your meal in the morning, cook for 15 minutes, close the pot and leave it in a thermos to slow cook.

The best thing is you can stop the car any time, once feeling hungry and consume your tasty meal.

This slow cook barbeque chicken we prepared in the morning at Alau Beach in Cape York.

Prep time:  15 minutes

Cook time: minimum  40 minutes

Servings: 4

Equipment: Thermal Pot

Thermal Pot Barbeque Chicken
Thermal Pot Barbeque Chicken

Thermal Pot Barbeque Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • small bottle of BBQ sauce
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 potatoes
  • 4 pieces of bacon
  • 1 small zucchini 
  • 1 tablespoon of oil olive
  • salt & pepper

Thermal Pot Barbeque Chicken – Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes and cut all veggies into small chunks
Thermal Pot - BBQ chicken ingredients
Thermal Pot – BBQ chicken ingredients

2. Fry pieces of chicken first

Thermal Pot - BBQ chicken
Thermal Pot – BBQ chicken

5. Once in browns a little add onion and beckon

6. Once the onion starts to become translucent add pieces of zucchini 

7. Follow by BBQ sauce, potatoes and butter

8. Add some water, not too much just to cover potatoes (otherwise they will not cook), salt, and pepper. 

Thermal Pot - Preparing in a beautiful scenery (Alau Beach - Cape York)
Thermal Pot – Preparing in beautiful scenery (Alau Beach – Cape York)

9.  Cook for 10-15 minutes to allow the temperature to build up. Once this is done insert the pot into a thermos and leave it to slow cook for as long as required. 

In this case, we left it for one and a half hours. The meal was tasty and we ate it immediately after we had conquered the tip of Cape York! 

Thermal Pot - Ready after a few hours of driving.
Thermal Pot – Ready after a few hours of driving.

11. And that’s how it looked once cooked.

Veggies were nice and soft, and the meat tender and full of flavour.

Please let us know if you tried this recipe or maybe have some suggestions!

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