Since I test recipes before I take them or praise them, and there's no time like the present, I just made this.
I did have to make a few substitutions. No ranch dip mix, so I used stroganoff mix, and I used powdered cheese to see if it would work in the interest of keeping the weight of the bag of food down for a trip. I didn't break open my package of chicken because it's expensive. Sarah - do you know a reasonable (as in price) source for freeze-dried chicken? Freeze-dried would keep the packaged weight down, but probably not the price.
Conclusion: Good! Besides not having any mushrooms in it, it has a tasty, satisfying combination of flavors, and the chicken would probably round out the craving for protein. Print and save!