Hot Tent Cooking | Cooking Chicken Fajitas

This video begins a series of stand alone hot tent cooking videos. Today we will be cooking chicken fajitas on a camp stove in a hot tent. I’m a believer of testing your gear before you take it into the field, so accordingly we put this Luxe Outdoor Megahorn III hot tent and Guide Gear camp stove to the test!

What do you need to cook this recipe?

  • Bell peppers: yellow, orange, and red (or whatever you prefer)
  • Yellow onions
  • Chicken breasts (or thighs, legs, wings…)
  • 2 packs of fajita or taco seasoning
  • Butter
  • Avocado oil
  • Salt and Pepper

What tools do you need to cook this recipe?

Prepping the Recipe

First, cut the peppers and onions lengthwise. You want to have bite sized, long pieces of onion and peppers. Set those aside. Next, cut the chicken breast the same way, lengthwise. You dont want pieces that are too large to fit into a tortialla or lettuce wrap. Set the chicken aside.

We are cooking this meal on a wood burning camp stove, but you can use whatever you have. Make sure there is a medium sized fire going in the camp stove. You are going to need to feed this fire fresh logs occasionally. Next, put your 10-15 inch diameter cast iron pan onto the surface of the camp stove. Add a tablespoon of butter and a light pour of avocado oil, probably about two tablespoons. Let the butter melt and the oil heat up.

chicken fajitas on camp stove

I always cook the peppers and onions first. Add them to the pan and cook them until they are at your desired tenderness. Remove them from the pan and set aside. Next, add more butter and avocado oil. After the oil and butter are heated, add the chicken. Cook the chicken until it is no longer pink.

Assembling the Fajitas

Once the chicken is fully cooked add the peppers and onions back to the pan. Thoroughly mix everything together and add salt and pepper to taste. Next, add your two spice packs and mix. Let the fajitas cook for about ten more minutes to fully inject the flavor of the spices into the meat and vegetables.

You may need to adjust the spices to taste. I like a little heat to my fajitas so I like to add smoked paprika and a touch of cayenne. Serve with flour or corn tortillas or if you’re low carb/keto, serve with lettuce wraps. Also, you can serve the fajitas in a bowl. I top with sour cream, red onions, and hot sauce. Cilantro and cheese would be good toppings as well. Finally, it is time to stuff your face!! That’s the best part.

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