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  • Just mix contents with boiling water in the pouch provided, let stand, and then serve
  • Ideal dinner for camping or backpacking
  • Nutrition facts displayed here and on packaging may differ; information on packaging reflects actual contents
  • May contain traces of peanuts and/or tree nuts
  • *Discount will be applied when you check out. Offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9

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Ingredients: sauce [black beans, chicken (cooked, diced and freeze-dried), cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto), tomato, onion, super sweet corn, tomato, potato starch, nonfat milk, maltodextrin, green chili pepper, salt, sugar, torula yeast, new mexico chili pepper, garlic, vegetarian soup with imitation chicken flavor (maltodextrin, salt, autolyzed yeast extract, yeast extract, onion powder, turmeric extract (color), sunflower oil), dextrose (from corn), cumin seed, oregano, soy sauce (soy sauce (wheat, soybeans, salt), maltodextrin and salt), cayenne pepper] precooked parboiled long grain brown rice.Allergens: milk, soybean, gluten, wheat, may contain traces of tree nuts.

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Serving Size 1/2 package
Servings per Container 2 serving(s)
Calories Per Serving 400
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated Fat 2.5 grams
Trans Fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 30 milligrams
Sodium 1,130 milligrams
Carbohydrates 66 grams
Dietary Fiber 23 grams
Sugars 17 grams
Protein 24 grams
Meat Chicken
Net Weight 7.5 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good and spicey! I will start by saying that I am not that picky when it comes to food, so take all this with a grain of salt. I did however find this to be a better than average freeze-dried meal. It had a lot of spice that many of them are lacking. There is good nutrition in here, but not so much that you won't eat the whole bag. On backpacking trips I usually find that eating the whole thing makes a good dinner for one. I'd recommend this one, its up there with the chili-mac, another personal favorite.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Taste, Crunchy Beans & Rice Backpacker's Pantry Santa Fe Chicken With Rice is very tasty. Especially if you enjoy Southwestern or Mexican cuisine. Our biggest complaint was that no matter how long we let it "cook" in the bag the black beans and rice were still slightly crunchy. I love these cook in the bag meals. Little mess to clean up and little trash to pack out. I'd eat it again, but might let it stand longer than the recommended time.
Date published: 2008-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One to always have on a trip! This is definitely one of my favorites for backpacking. It has really simple ingredients but yet has tons of flavor. Would most definitely recommend this one to everyone. I usually spread this one out to about 2 meals depending on the length of the trip and its still a pretty good portion for most people (in my opinion). This one is always a to go to for me!
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor, easy, loved by 3 boys and 3 adults We had 6 people on a hike mix up 4 packages of Santa Fe Chicken. Everyone, including the 3 teenage boys, loved the meal. Nice texture, great flavor, just a little spiciness. I'd definitely buy this again.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our favorite backpacking meal. This is our favorite backpacking/back-country camping/kayaking meal. It does require a longer than recommended cooktime, but it is great wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Flavorful and delicious!
Date published: 2010-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tastes OK, could use a little spice Good meal, pretty filling... definitely could use a little more oomph. Make sure you pack your hot sauce packets!
Date published: 2014-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gross! Barf! Worst freezedried meal I've ever had.
Date published: 2009-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good, if not cheap Fantastic. Spicy in a mild way. I will eat anything when I'm hungry, but I can recognize a bad meal before it passes my uvula. I had 2 packages of the Santa Fe Chicken meal. One I took camping and following the directions, poured 2.5 cups of boiling water into the foil package, waited 10 minutes and had the worst meal ever--some parts too chewy, the spices unmixed, some parts too crunchy. That was four years ago. Yesterday, at home, I opened my camp food box and found the other package and mindful of the first, almost tossed it out. Instead, I boiled 3 cups of water, added the meal, got the mix boiling again, covered the pot and let it simmer for 15 minutes or so. I removed the lid and voila, it looked, smelled & tasted like home cooked food. Everything was hydrated and not overcooked, the flavors mixed uniformly. If you want to cook it in camp, I say boil 4-5 cups water, add 3 cups of boiling water to the bag, and put the bag in the saucepan holding the rest of the water with the stove on to "cook" for as long as it takes. Santa Fe chicken is just the right stuff for a mid day meal on the trail for two (lets you have all day to digest and keep you out of heartburn trouble). The shelf life is phenomenal. I'm not sure you can get away without 1,080 milligrams of sodium with dehydrated meals, but when you're 15-20 miles out in the wilderness, you don't much care. This is a real treat. For portions, it is correctly labeled for two servings. As a frequent solo hiker, I can't handle the quantity--way too much food for one person. And sure it costs $$ but, it's convenient.
Date published: 2010-07-06
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good and spicey! I will start by saying that I am not that picky when it comes to food, so take all this with a grain of salt. I did however find this to be a better than average freeze-dried meal. It had a lot of spice that many of them are lacking. There is good nutrition in here, but not so much that you won't eat the whole bag. On backpacking trips I usually find that eating the whole thing makes a good dinner for one. I'd recommend this one, its up there with the chili-mac, another personal favorite.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Taste, Crunchy Beans & Rice Backpacker's Pantry Santa Fe Chicken With Rice is very tasty. Especially if you enjoy Southwestern or Mexican cuisine. Our biggest complaint was that no matter how long we let it "cook" in the bag the black beans and rice were still slightly crunchy. I love these cook in the bag meals. Little mess to clean up and little trash to pack out. I'd eat it again, but might let it stand longer than the recommended time.
Date published: 2008-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One to always have on a trip! This is definitely one of my favorites for backpacking. It has really simple ingredients but yet has tons of flavor. Would most definitely recommend this one to everyone. I usually spread this one out to about 2 meals depending on the length of the trip and its still a pretty good portion for most people (in my opinion). This one is always a to go to for me!
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor, easy, loved by 3 boys and 3 adults We had 6 people on a hike mix up 4 packages of Santa Fe Chicken. Everyone, including the 3 teenage boys, loved the meal. Nice texture, great flavor, just a little spiciness. I'd definitely buy this again.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our favorite backpacking meal. This is our favorite backpacking/back-country camping/kayaking meal. It does require a longer than recommended cooktime, but it is great wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Flavorful and delicious!
Date published: 2010-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tastes OK, could use a little spice Good meal, pretty filling... definitely could use a little more oomph. Make sure you pack your hot sauce packets!
Date published: 2014-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gross! Barf! Worst freezedried meal I've ever had.
Date published: 2009-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good, if not cheap Fantastic. Spicy in a mild way. I will eat anything when I'm hungry, but I can recognize a bad meal before it passes my uvula. I had 2 packages of the Santa Fe Chicken meal. One I took camping and following the directions, poured 2.5 cups of boiling water into the foil package, waited 10 minutes and had the worst meal ever--some parts too chewy, the spices unmixed, some parts too crunchy. That was four years ago. Yesterday, at home, I opened my camp food box and found the other package and mindful of the first, almost tossed it out. Instead, I boiled 3 cups of water, added the meal, got the mix boiling again, covered the pot and let it simmer for 15 minutes or so. I removed the lid and voila, it looked, smelled & tasted like home cooked food. Everything was hydrated and not overcooked, the flavors mixed uniformly. If you want to cook it in camp, I say boil 4-5 cups water, add 3 cups of boiling water to the bag, and put the bag in the saucepan holding the rest of the water with the stove on to "cook" for as long as it takes. Santa Fe chicken is just the right stuff for a mid day meal on the trail for two (lets you have all day to digest and keep you out of heartburn trouble). The shelf life is phenomenal. I'm not sure you can get away without 1,080 milligrams of sodium with dehydrated meals, but when you're 15-20 miles out in the wilderness, you don't much care. This is a real treat. For portions, it is correctly labeled for two servings. As a frequent solo hiker, I can't handle the quantity--way too much food for one person. And sure it costs $$ but, it's convenient.
Date published: 2010-07-06
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