Zaatar and Lemon Grilled Chicken
We love this live-fire version of a recipe from our archives because it gives camp chicken a complex flavor with minimal ingredients. The key is the Mediterranean seasoning blend called zaatar. You can start marinating the chicken at home, and even freeze it ahead.
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Learn to Cook over Live Fire:
When you're cooking anything more advanced than s'mores, you need a campfire that will work with you. Our favorite design is a log cabin-style arrangement surrounding a tipi of kindling. In a fire ring, stack four large logs in a box shape (use six if you're planning a long cooking time). Add tinder inside the box and arrange kindling in a tipi over it. Light tinder with matches or a lighter in a couple of spots; when it starts smoking, blow gently until flames emerge. It takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours for a campfire to burn down to low flames and embers, the ideal stage for cooking. At that point, spread the fire evenly under the cooking grate, using grilling tongs. Move logs or add more of them as needed.
Camp Sunset, a Modern Camper's Guide to the Great Outdoors (Oxmoor House; May 2016)