Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken Recipe

5 / 5 (8 reviews) 21 Comments

Easy sprite chicken recipe

Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken

I love it when camping season rolls around and it is time for some good dutch oven cooking. There is nothing like the taste of campfire cooking. This is another fabulous campfire cooking recipe using dutch ovens from my friend Ryan. Of course, it can also be made in a dutch oven in your home oven too!

Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken recipe

This recipe is commonly known as Sprite Chicken or Chicken Stew and it feeds about 10 people. You can modify this recipe to feed more if you double the recipe and be sure to cook it in a big enough Dutch oven – 14-inch or 16-inch dutch oven should do it.

sprite chicken recipe

The chicken and bacon were the favorite parts for most of my family. The chicken ends up so tender and has a great flavor – nearly melts in your mouth. And bacon is bacon, which is almost always delicious.

dutch oven chicken

The onion actually turned out to be pretty tasty in this Sprite chicken recipe too though!

cooking chicken in dutch oven

Red potatoes cut into about 2-inch cubes are cooked to perfection in this dutch oven recipe. Yum! The carrots can be a little more tricky to get to your preferred texture, so if you like the carrots to be soft, make sure the carrot pieces are small enough to cook through well. Baby carrots work pretty well, but the petite baby carrots may even be better for softer preference or cutting the baby carrots in half. Figure out what works for you and how you like it best!

dutch oven chicken with potatoes

Sprite soda is the liquid added to this Sprite chicken, hence the name. But you can use apple juice instead if that is a better option for you.

sprite chicken marinade

Supplies you will need for Campfire Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken:

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Dutch oven Sprite chicken

Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken Recipe

5 / 5 (8 reviews)
Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 45 mins
Serves: 10


  • 1/2 pound (8 ounces) uncooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken, cut into chunks
  • 2 1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound petite baby carrots (or peeled carrots cut into small pieces)
  • 2 onions, cut in fourths
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon seasoning salt (like Lawry's)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup Sprite (or apple juice)


  1. Oven instructions:

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a large dutch oven, cook the bacon pieces until crisp. Remove bacon, leaving grease behind.
  4. Combine flour and seasoning salt in a gallon bag. Add chunked chicken to the bag and shake to coat. Then brown the chicken in the bacon grease in the dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove chicken.
  5. Add the ingredients into the now-empty dutch oven in this order - onions, then potatoes, carrots, chicken, and bacon. Then pour Sprite over all.
  6. Cover dutch oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, until potatoes and carrots are tender. Top with shredded cheese and serve.
  7. Camping Dutch Oven Instructions:

  8. Prep the ingredients as instructed above. Then place dutch oven onto 11 hot coals in a checkerboard pattern. Cover oven and place 17 hot coals on top. This will give you 320 degrees. Cook 45 minutes. Remove lid. Add cheese. Replace lid. Cook for 10 more minutes. Serve.
Ingredients: Bacon, Carrots, Cheese, Chicken, Flour, Onion, Pork, Red Potatoes, Salt
Meal Type: Main Dish, Summer, Egg Free
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Camping/Dutch Oven, Oven

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