Chicken Gumbo

This recipe is a 100% original backpacking recipe developed by Grant and Nicky. It all started when we made a Chicken Gumbo at home and thought, this would taste great out on the trail on a chilly fall evening after a long day of hiking. And boy were we right!

After a quick internet search we realized there there was not a backpacking recipe out there for Chicken Gumbo so we were going to have to create one for ourselves. After a couple of trials we have found just the right combination of ingredients.

Chicken Gumbo
Serves 2
A Grant and Nicky original! This hearty soup that is sure you to warm you up back at the campsite
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Prep Time
8 hr
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
8 hr
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 1 cup instant brown rice
  2. 1/4 cup onion, dehydrated
  3. 1/4 cup bell pepper, dehydrated
  4. 1/4 cup corn, dehydrated
  5. 1/2 cup okra, dehydrated
  6. 1/4 cup tomato sauce leather
  7. 1/2 cup chicken or sausage, dehydrated (shredded chicken dehydrates the best)
  8. 1/2 tsp garlic
  9. 1/2 tsp basil
  10. 1/4 tsp thyme
  11. 1/2 tsp pepper
  12. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  13. 2 bouillon cubes
At Home
  1. Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart ziplock bag.
On the Trail
  1. Combine all ingredients with the 3 cups of water in pot and soak for five minutes.
  2. Light stove, bring to a boil, and continue cooking with the lid on for one minute.
  3. Remove pot from stove and wait ten minutes. Insulate pot if possible.
  4. ENJOY!!
Grant and Nicky