Big thanks to Camp Chef for the pre-seasoned dutch ovens! This is a camping remake on classic, Hawaiian haystacks. The base of chicken, rice, and beans is cooked in mild curry and coconut milk for a sweet-’n-savory dish. This a great dinner for a group that can personalized by everyone. I like to top mine with sweet fruits that pair with the curry well, including pineapple, coconut, and mandarin oranges. Cashews and green onions are also a delicious choice!

Dutch Oven Hawaiian Chicken Bake

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

2 hr

Total Time

2 hr 15 min

Recipe Type: Chicken

Serving Size: 1 cup + toppings

Makes 10 servings


  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 2 cups brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 (15-ounce) can lite coconut milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional toppings

  • ¾ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2½ cups pineapple, chopped
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup cashews
  • 2½ cups mandarin oranges


  1. Heat charcoals until they’re hot and start to turn white.
  2. In a large (12-inch) dutch oven, mix chicken, rice, curry, coconut milk, chicken broth, peas, bell peppers, and celery. Cover.
  3. Place dutch oven over 7 hot charcoals and place 14 hot charcoals on top of the lid.
  4. Bake for about 2 hours (check after 1 hour) until rice is fully cooked and chicken is shreddable.
  5. Shred chicken, then stir thoroughly.
  6. Serve with desired toppings.

*Nutrition analysis done with suggested toppings.


Calories 400 (130 from fat)
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrate 51g (5g dietary fiber, 10g sugar)
Protein 18g


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