Dottie's Chicken And Dumplings

Dottie's Chicken And Dumplings

Dottie's Chicken And Dumplings

roasted chicken, mushrooms, leeks, peas & corn with southern-style dumplings in a rich broth

Our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings is Southern home cooking at its finest!

Inspired by a favorite family recipe, our version of Dottie's is chock full of seasoned roasted chicken, sweet carrots, green peas, whole kernel corn, mushrooms and Deep-South-Style "dumplings" swimming in a rich savory chicken-broth-based gravy.

Absolutely down-home delicious!

4.24 fork rating
(from 658 fork ratings)


  • 1 Serving Meal
  • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
    • 340 calories
    • 45 g protein
  • Meal Net Weight:  4.0 oz | 112 g    
  • Meal Includes:  chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
  • Required:  boiling water
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy
Cooking method
just add water
Water required
12 ounces
boiling water
Cook time
10 minutes
16 ounces

Cooking instructions

broth concentrate and natural clay desiccant.
broth concentrate and 12 oz (355 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

air from pouch; seal and place in Cook-in-Cozy™.

in Cook-in-Cozy™ for 10 minutes.

Ingredients & Nutrition

Chicken (white chicken meat, salt), Dumplings (enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, contains 2% or less of: salt, yeast, sugar, baking soda, corn starch, calcium sulfate, preservatives [sorbic acid, disodium EDTA], sodium aluminum sulfate, mono & diglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, monocalcium phosphate, guar gum, cellulose gum, maltodextrin, carrageenan, sodium sulfite, artificial color, artificial flavor, dextrose, vitamin A palmitate), Turkey Stock (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Chicken Stock, Dehydrated Turkey Stock (turkey stock, salt), Carrots, Potato Starch, Gravy Base (partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or cottonseed oil, food starch-modified, corn syrup solids, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], salt, whey, sugar, sodium caseinate, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, buttermilk, artificial flavor, sodium citrate, dipotassium phosphate, carrageenan, lactalbumin, nonfat milk, dicalcium, phosphate, color added), Peas, Corn, Leeks, Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, chicken flavor, turmerio, chicken broth, annato powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Mushrooms, Garlic, Celery, Black Pepper, Parsley
Special Notes:

CONTAINS: Egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat


Customer Reviews

4.24 fork rating
(from 658 fork ratings)

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by Brad Lindstrom
Solid meal. Tasty and filling. Sadly, in an inexplicable move, they have dropped the protein by about 15 grams and increased the sodium. What?? Still pretty good though.

by Michael Hom
A great meal! Very filling and delicious. I did use less water than it calls for and it was perfect. I will definitely get this again.

by William Ketner
Super food for a backpacking meal! Very hearty and lots of flavor. Chicken tasted like real chicken and hydrated well. My wife and I shared this with some Rustic Skillet Bread. Great meal! Will buy more.

by Ray Klahne
Always one of my favorites! Flavorful and filling. Easy to prepare and well worth the short wait for steeping.

by Kim Varey
We trialed this at home and while the flavour was great, we couldn't find anything resembling dumplings (in Canada dumplings are basically biscuits cooked in stew or broth). Will order again, but will make real dumplings to accompany.

by Jeremy B.
Prep and "cook" was super easy! Great flavor, enough that I thought my grandmother was right there with me in the backcountry cooking. If you are one hungry guy after hiking or whatever, get this!

by Clint Kearns
Re-hydration is very good. In fact this needs less water than suggested. Pouch calls for two cups and we cut it back to 1.5 cups. It comes out very thin and soup like with the full 2 cups. The flavor is good but a little bland. Needs pepper and and some other seasonings. A very good meal.

by Tara Crocco
Yumm yumm and more yumm. This meal is soo good. Tasted soo fresh and good consistency too.

by Henry S
This is what we would call in the South "Chicken and Pastry" or " Chicken and Slicks" The dumpling is more like a super noodle than a biscuit like dumpling that others would be expecting. All good, just different. This is one of my first Packit Gourmet choices for my post Thanksgiving AT trip in VA.

by Valerie Nelson
What can I say? I love this - perfect serving size, great flavor. I usually cobble up my own dishes but for this I will splurge.

by Binfordw
This is GOOD. One of my favorite packit gourmet meals so far. As others said, I would liken it to chicken noodle soup though, not dumplings. Rivals anything out of a can.

by CoreyR
Tasty. Unlike many Pack it Gourmet meals, which I find to be far too spicey, this was just right. It did not taste "rehydrated" at all.

by Kyle Goulet
Very Good if a little thin, I will add less water next time. I put mine in with some minute rice and it made a very filling meal.

by James Boschma
Very good taste and texture. Only complaint was when made with amount of water on directions it made a soupier chicken and dumplings than I'm accustomed to. If/when I order again (and it's good enough to order more), will try reducing water by a 1/2 cup or so and see if that gives the consistency I like.

by Trevor Banner
4 Stars
I was a little concerned at the 10 minute mark that this was looking more like a thin brothed soup, but at the 20 minute mark (in my cozy, of course) it was thick and beautiful. I started hyper-salivating like Pavlov's dog immediately upon smelling it after the "grand opening".
Wonderful and hearty. Comparable to a premium canned soup, yet better. Large portion fed three of us for lunch.
As with all backpacking food, allow it to rehydrate for a minimum of 20 minutes (longer if you can stand it) in a cozy so it stays HOT and it'll turn out just right.

by alex k
Wonderful meal, will be ordering many more shortly, grate taste, good price, ships fast and is very easy to track. And a persinal favorite for me about this meal is if you make it in a pot, the pot is easy to clean after,

by Steve A
This is like chicken noodle soup on steroids, packs an amazing flavor punch. i tried this one at home and boy oh boy I wish I could soups as good as this around home. Kimi is right though for u s Canucks these are not the dumplings we are use to.

by Vincent Petty
Now this was a dish that came out very well. All the flavors came together for a dish that tasted great and with little hint that it my have been a freeze dried backpacking meal.

by Debra PODESTA
very good and filling, will order this again.

by Abbie Loyd
I’m not usually a big fan of other people’s chicken and dumplings, but after trying my husband’s I will be ordering my own for our next trip. Sharing isn’t acceptable when it’s that good!

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Press articles

This one got rave reviews from our taste testers — one guy said, “Tastes like real food!” I can personally say it’s one of the best prepackaged trail meals I’ve tried. With roasted chicken and dumplings in a thick, savory gravy, it reminded me of something Grandma might make.

— BSA Boys' Life Magazine, October 2015

Craving comfort food on a chilly evening? Dig into this prep-in-the-bag meal, loaded with melt-in-your-mouth dumplings and crunchy cornbread croutons. The broth blends smoky mushrooms with sweet carrots and peas, and it's chockablock with bits of tender chicken.

— Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?

We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

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