Alpine Aire Chicken Gumbo

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Alpine Aire Chicken Gumbo -
Get some down South good cookin' with AlpineAire's Chicken Gumbo. If you own a cookstove or even just a pot and some matches, these freeze dried and dehydrated meals are the way to go. They're lightweight, compact, and super easy to prepare. The meals are packaged in resealable foil pouches. Most weigh between 5 and 7 ounces and offer 2 servings. To prepare a meal, just add a couple cups of hot water right to the pouch. A few minutes later you're ready to chow.
Okra & other vegetables complement rice & chicken - very spicy!
Weight: 5.5 oz., Makes two 1 1/4 cup servings.

Ingredients: Instant white rice, cooked freeze-dried diced chicken, onions*, freeze-dried okra, potato starch, red & green bell peppers*, freeze-dried corn, tomato flakes*, sea salt, chicken flavor broth mix (Maltodextrin, salt, autolyzed yeast extract, natural flavor, dehydrated vegetables [onion, celery, parsley, spinach, garlic, carrot], potato flour, soybean oil, xanthan gum, spices, extractive of spices, lecithin), onion granules, green onions*, garlic granules, spices, sassafras leaf powder. Note: Small amounts of monosodium glutamate naturally occur in hydrolyzed cereal solids & autolyzed yeast.

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Alpine Aire Chicken Gumbo Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Rather than write a small review for each individual item I recently purchased I thought I would share it all in one concise review. (Note with most Mountain House I add 2-3 oz less than it recommends)
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AlpineAire Strawberry Honey Granola With Milk – healthy and good! (serve warm)
Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet (needs pan) – best quick eggs I have tried.
Mountain House Chicken Ala King – Favorite :)
Backpacker's Pantry Katmandu Curry - Yum
Mountain House Macaroni And Cheese – Oh to be a kid again!
AlpineAire Chicken Gumbo – Delicious
Mountain House Potatoes And Cheddar With Broccoli – Favorite :)
Mary Janes Farm Organic Garlic Pesto Fry Bread – I love bread! (bring oil)
Mountain House Peas – Eat your veggies! Add 1-2 oz less water
Mountain House Corn – Favorite, Add 1-2 oz less water :)
Mountain House Green Beans – Add 1-2 oz less water
Mary Janes Farm Organic Brownies – Yes really good!
Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwich – Don’t get the Neapolitan, this is much better.
Mountain House Blueberry Cheesecake – Nice size berries, make in a bowl NOT the package. (Note it will NOT keep
Backpacker's Pantry Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes – The Mountain House Potatoes and Cheddar with Broccoli are MUCH
better even the resident mouse in our cave didn’t like it.
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Bacon - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Ham - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a pan.
Mary Janes Farm Organic Couscous And Lentil Curry – Not bad but I like my curry with more curry!
Mary Janes Farm Organic Black Bean Corn Bread – Not bad but NOT cornbread just a bread with some cornmeal in it.
Mountain House Noodles And Chicken – Yet to try will update
Mountain House Pasta Primavera – Yet to try will update
Mountain House Mexican Chicken With Rice – Yet to try will update
Mary Janes Farm Organic Alfredo Pasta – Yet to try will update
Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala – Yet to try will update

Sam Furner at on 05/18/2012

I need gluten free, dairy free, and egg free meals and these fit the bill...deliciously!! I have used them o short and long 3 wk plus hikes and they are always great! The company says these are spicy... only mildly so unless you are ultra sensitive. The 2 potion size abt. 600 cal is just right for a BIG evening meal, eaten a bit early perhaps that will stoke your fire all night and not fail to satisfy... they are an A+ in my book!

ecs4769366 at on 05/30/2012


The chicken gumbo is one of my favorite freeze dried meals. The notes say it's very spicy, but I didn't find it too spicy - I even added some tabasco, but then again I was born & raised in South Louisiana. It's good enough that I often have trouble saving it for trips...great for raining days when I don't feel like cooking.
downlow at Campmor on 02/02/2013

I love this!!

ORGANIC WOMAN at Campmor on 07/07/2012

between this and the chili mac, I'd be set for months! Could use a bit extra spice, but it has still got a great flavor! Says 2 servings, but if there are two hungry people, you might want one pack each.

PBJ at on 07/12/2010

I ate this as my very first backcountry meal and found it to be the best one I selected. Best when it is a little cold and windy outside! Very warming, just spicy enough, and very filling. YUMMY

Jessikat at on 08/10/2006

If you are really hungry this will suffice; it has really good spicy flavor...i had it when it was really cold, it even makes you sweat a little and get some extra heat going. :-p

Alfonso Pacheco at on 10/02/2008

This meal was very good. Some backpacking food either tastes too bland, or is very salty. This is neither. Good flavor and a mix of vegetables make this a "repeat meal" for me.

Justin Sibley at on 06/04/2012

Ok this meal packs a punch and is awesome. The two serving is for one hungry hiker....Add this to your list. Oh and bring a small bottle of Tabasco sauce.

bruno61404132 at on 10/23/2006

great gluten free food

loved this! several reviews said it was spicy however i found it spot on! will use again with no hesitation
organic woman at Campmor on 07/07/2011

Negative Reviews:

I brought two of these meals on a backpacking trip, based on all the great reviews, and couldn't even manage to get them down. The first packet was so bland I thought maybe we had gotten a bad one, but the second tasted the same. I ended up taking a couple bites and leaving the rest for the animals. It needs salt, pepper, hot sauce, and a whole slew of other spices. If you are looking for a bland rice-based meal then this is your thing. If you want something more interesting try the Chicken Vindaloo, Mountain House's Chili Mac with Beef, or Mary Jane's Chilimac or Santa Fe Pasta.

Annie at on 10/07/2012

Either i got a bad batch, or all the other reviews are wack. I bought this based on earlier reviews and was totally disappointed. I found it bland and ended up tossing more than half of it out, opting to chew on a piece of cardboard instead(which tasted great by comparison)

can3237892 at on 04/13/2010