Good To-Go’s latest dehydrated camping meal is a savory New Orleans Style Chicken Gumbo made with okra, chicken, and rice with a mild kick.It’s gluten free and takes just 15 minutes to rehydrate in the bag. The spice comes from smoked paprika powder, ancho chili powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, but it’s really not hot, just flavorful.
The Chicken Gumbo single serving size only has 330 calories, but like all of Good To-Go’s dehydrated meals, it generates extra sauce, which you can fortify with extra ingredients. I usually cook an additional cup of instant rice on the side and mix it in with Good To-Go’s Thai Curry, Indian Vegetable Korma, and Korean Bibimbap meals to add extra calories and bulk to my dinners. You can also buy their 2-serving packages if mixing in additional ingredients is too much work to contemplate, but their sauce is just so fabulous that my added rice makes sure that not a drop is wasted.
About Good To-Go
If you’re not familiar with Good To-Go’s camping and backpacking meals, I’d encourage you to try them out. They’re basically the equivalent of eating ethnic takeout on the trail, which can be a nice change of pace from the freeze-dried/ salt-packed Americana sold by Mountain House and the other US camping and prepper food giants. Owned and operated by a husband and wife team from Maine, they’re the foodie equivalent of a cottage gear manufacturer, although their products are a lot less durable because they get eaten so quickly!
Choose from a wide selection of yummy meals:
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