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 (created by Dottie), our version is chock full of seasoned roasted chicken (cage-free), sweet carrots, green peas, whole kernel corn, mushrooms and Southern style "dumplings" swimming in a rich and savory chicken broth-based gravy.

This dish is consistently one of our top 5 most popular meals.

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About Our DOTTIE'S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

  • 1 Serving Meal
     
  • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
    • all-natural ingredients
    • 370 calories
    • 50 g protein
       
  • Meal Net Weight:  3.9 oz | 112 g    
     
  • Meal Includes:  chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
     
  • Required:  boiling water
     
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

Remove

broth concentrate and natural desiccant.

Add

broth concentrate and 1-1/2 cups (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

Press

air from pouch and seal.

Steep-Cook

for 10 minutes.

Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

STIR
to blend.

 

Enjoy!

your Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings!

 

Ingredients & Nutrition

 

 

Ingredients:

Dumplings (bleach flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, shortening [interesterified soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides], rice flour, salt, less than 2%: baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate], sugar, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, yeast [yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid], mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, cellulose gum, wheat starch, enzymes, xanthan gum, dough conditioner [sodium metabisulfite]), Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Organic Chopped Carrots, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Peas, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Spices, Celery, Organic Carrot Granules, Minced White Onion, Spice, Organic Chives

Special Notes:

CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

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.

Reviews (27)

  • 2

    2.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Not a fan. It has a funny taste, can't quite describe it.

  • 2

    2.0 Fork Rating

    by

    So this meal was my first somewhat disappointing experience from packit. The broth and the veggies were amazing, however the meat never fully rehydrated and the dumplings just dissolved. Also there was a strange bitterness that I couldn't put my finger on. It also seems the recipe may have changed since my purchase as the calories are different now so my quibbles may have been fixed, but unfortunately I have 3 more of these...

  • 3

    3.0 Fork Rating

    by

    I took the Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings with me on a 4-day backpacking & climbing trip to Como Lake in Colorado along with many other Packit Gourmet meals. First off all, I want to let the readers know that I rated ALL the other meals 5 forks but I just can’t with this one. I don’t really know what it was that made this almost unpalatable for me. My partner was jealous of all my other Packit meals, but just like me, he thought is was subpar. It was bland and some of the dumplings had a raw doughy consistency. I’m giving it 3 forks because it was edible just not enjoyable. I will definitely be purchasing all the other Packit meals again, but this is a no go.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    I like to try trail meals at home before using them on the trail so I insure that the meal will be good. This meal was very tasty, seasoned just right and the portion size was perfect. What would you suggest if I wanted a thicker sauce; less water or longer steeping time ?

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    I don’t know if I have ever reviewed this or not but this is amazing. I love it and always make sure I have DC&D in my pack. Most of the time I bring two or three. I love it. Taste is good cook is easy. I can’t recommend enough.

  • 4

    4.0 Fork Rating

    by

    My wife and kids (8 and 13) all enjoyed this meal. Very good taste, but I agree with the other reviewer who suggested using less water...I'll use less when I buy my next packet. The only detractor, if you can call it that, was the peas never fully softened up. They tasted great (very sweet in fact), but were a bit crunchy even after 20 minutes. I'd give this 4.5 forks if that were possible...I'll definitely buy again!

  • 3

    3.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Received these about a month ago in the new packaging. Went on a backpacking trip this weekend and couldn't wait to have Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Sadly, it was SO SALTY that I had to add about double the water after it had steeped to be able to eat it. I couldn't wait to bite into a sweet pea to offset. I'm hoping that it may have been an off batch. I have another meal and will try that....hoping it was a FLUKE. Overall, I have always been happy with the taste and quality but wanted you to know that the salt made this meal almost unbearable. Will rate after I have tried the second pack. Staff reply Hi Mary, Thank you so much for notifying us about your experience with our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. We're truly horrified to hear this news and sincerely apologize for any mistake that may have occurred on our end. We are actively looking into why and how this may have happened to ensure that no other customers share your experience. Thankfully, this is the first we've heard of an overly salted or spiced Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Packit Gourmet is a very small family-owned and operated company and all of our meals are hand-mixed in small batches. We taste test every single batch that is made in order to avoid a situation such as this. We absolutely understand that our customers are most likely enjoying our meals in a remote location with no access to additional food or water. Because of this, we take quality control extremely seriously to ensure that eating one of our meals is always an enjoyable experience. I'll be contacting you directly to further remedy this situation and again, we sincerely apologize for your negative experience. It's truly disappointing and does not embody Packit Gourmet's commitment to our meals, from creation to our customers.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

Cooking Method

just add water

Water Required

12 ounces

Temperature

boiling water

Cook time

10 minutes

Serving

16 Ounces

  • About
  • About Our DOTTIE'S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 50 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.9 oz | 112 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    broth concentrate and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 1-1/2 cups (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Dumplings (bleach flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, shortening [interesterified soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides], rice flour, salt, less than 2%: baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate], sugar, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, yeast [yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid], mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, cellulose gum, wheat starch, enzymes, xanthan gum, dough conditioner [sodium metabisulfite]), Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Organic Chopped Carrots, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Peas, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Spices, Celery, Organic Carrot Granules, Minced White Onion, Spice, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (27)

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Not a fan. It has a funny taste, can't quite describe it.

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So this meal was my first somewhat disappointing experience from packit. The broth and the veggies were amazing, however the meat never fully rehydrated and the dumplings just dissolved. Also there was a strange bitterness that I couldn't put my finger on. It also seems the recipe may have changed since my purchase as the calories are different now so my quibbles may have been fixed, but unfortunately I have 3 more of these...

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took the Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings with me on a 4-day backpacking & climbing trip to Como Lake in Colorado along with many other Packit Gourmet meals. First off all, I want to let the readers know that I rated ALL the other meals 5 forks but I just can’t with this one. I don’t really know what it was that made this almost unpalatable for me. My partner was jealous of all my other Packit meals, but just like me, he thought is was subpar. It was bland and some of the dumplings had a raw doughy consistency. I’m giving it 3 forks because it was edible just not enjoyable. I will definitely be purchasing all the other Packit meals again, but this is a no go.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I like to try trail meals at home before using them on the trail so I insure that the meal will be good. This meal was very tasty, seasoned just right and the portion size was perfect. What would you suggest if I wanted a thicker sauce; less water or longer steeping time ?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I don’t know if I have ever reviewed this or not but this is amazing. I love it and always make sure I have DC&D in my pack. Most of the time I bring two or three. I love it. Taste is good cook is easy. I can’t recommend enough.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife and kids (8 and 13) all enjoyed this meal. Very good taste, but I agree with the other reviewer who suggested using less water...I'll use less when I buy my next packet. The only detractor, if you can call it that, was the peas never fully softened up. They tasted great (very sweet in fact), but were a bit crunchy even after 20 minutes. I'd give this 4.5 forks if that were possible...I'll definitely buy again!

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Received these about a month ago in the new packaging. Went on a backpacking trip this weekend and couldn't wait to have Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Sadly, it was SO SALTY that I had to add about double the water after it had steeped to be able to eat it. I couldn't wait to bite into a sweet pea to offset. I'm hoping that it may have been an off batch. I have another meal and will try that....hoping it was a FLUKE. Overall, I have always been happy with the taste and quality but wanted you to know that the salt made this meal almost unbearable. Will rate after I have tried the second pack. Staff reply Hi Mary, Thank you so much for notifying us about your experience with our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. We're truly horrified to hear this news and sincerely apologize for any mistake that may have occurred on our end. We are actively looking into why and how this may have happened to ensure that no other customers share your experience. Thankfully, this is the first we've heard of an overly salted or spiced Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Packit Gourmet is a very small family-owned and operated company and all of our meals are hand-mixed in small batches. We taste test every single batch that is made in order to avoid a situation such as this. We absolutely understand that our customers are most likely enjoying our meals in a remote location with no access to additional food or water. Because of this, we take quality control extremely seriously to ensure that eating one of our meals is always an enjoyable experience. I'll be contacting you directly to further remedy this situation and again, we sincerely apologize for your negative experience. It's truly disappointing and does not embody Packit Gourmet's commitment to our meals, from creation to our customers.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • Instructions
  • About Our DOTTIE'S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 50 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.9 oz | 112 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    broth concentrate and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 1-1/2 cups (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Dumplings (bleach flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, shortening [interesterified soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides], rice flour, salt, less than 2%: baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate], sugar, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, yeast [yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid], mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, cellulose gum, wheat starch, enzymes, xanthan gum, dough conditioner [sodium metabisulfite]), Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Organic Chopped Carrots, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Peas, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Spices, Celery, Organic Carrot Granules, Minced White Onion, Spice, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (27)

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Not a fan. It has a funny taste, can't quite describe it.

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So this meal was my first somewhat disappointing experience from packit. The broth and the veggies were amazing, however the meat never fully rehydrated and the dumplings just dissolved. Also there was a strange bitterness that I couldn't put my finger on. It also seems the recipe may have changed since my purchase as the calories are different now so my quibbles may have been fixed, but unfortunately I have 3 more of these...

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took the Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings with me on a 4-day backpacking & climbing trip to Como Lake in Colorado along with many other Packit Gourmet meals. First off all, I want to let the readers know that I rated ALL the other meals 5 forks but I just can’t with this one. I don’t really know what it was that made this almost unpalatable for me. My partner was jealous of all my other Packit meals, but just like me, he thought is was subpar. It was bland and some of the dumplings had a raw doughy consistency. I’m giving it 3 forks because it was edible just not enjoyable. I will definitely be purchasing all the other Packit meals again, but this is a no go.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I like to try trail meals at home before using them on the trail so I insure that the meal will be good. This meal was very tasty, seasoned just right and the portion size was perfect. What would you suggest if I wanted a thicker sauce; less water or longer steeping time ?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I don’t know if I have ever reviewed this or not but this is amazing. I love it and always make sure I have DC&D in my pack. Most of the time I bring two or three. I love it. Taste is good cook is easy. I can’t recommend enough.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife and kids (8 and 13) all enjoyed this meal. Very good taste, but I agree with the other reviewer who suggested using less water...I'll use less when I buy my next packet. The only detractor, if you can call it that, was the peas never fully softened up. They tasted great (very sweet in fact), but were a bit crunchy even after 20 minutes. I'd give this 4.5 forks if that were possible...I'll definitely buy again!

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Received these about a month ago in the new packaging. Went on a backpacking trip this weekend and couldn't wait to have Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Sadly, it was SO SALTY that I had to add about double the water after it had steeped to be able to eat it. I couldn't wait to bite into a sweet pea to offset. I'm hoping that it may have been an off batch. I have another meal and will try that....hoping it was a FLUKE. Overall, I have always been happy with the taste and quality but wanted you to know that the salt made this meal almost unbearable. Will rate after I have tried the second pack. Staff reply Hi Mary, Thank you so much for notifying us about your experience with our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. We're truly horrified to hear this news and sincerely apologize for any mistake that may have occurred on our end. We are actively looking into why and how this may have happened to ensure that no other customers share your experience. Thankfully, this is the first we've heard of an overly salted or spiced Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Packit Gourmet is a very small family-owned and operated company and all of our meals are hand-mixed in small batches. We taste test every single batch that is made in order to avoid a situation such as this. We absolutely understand that our customers are most likely enjoying our meals in a remote location with no access to additional food or water. Because of this, we take quality control extremely seriously to ensure that eating one of our meals is always an enjoyable experience. I'll be contacting you directly to further remedy this situation and again, we sincerely apologize for your negative experience. It's truly disappointing and does not embody Packit Gourmet's commitment to our meals, from creation to our customers.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • Ingredients & Nutrition
  • About Our DOTTIE'S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 50 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.9 oz | 112 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    broth concentrate and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 1-1/2 cups (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Dumplings (bleach flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, shortening [interesterified soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides], rice flour, salt, less than 2%: baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate], sugar, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, yeast [yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid], mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, cellulose gum, wheat starch, enzymes, xanthan gum, dough conditioner [sodium metabisulfite]), Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Organic Chopped Carrots, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Peas, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Spices, Celery, Organic Carrot Granules, Minced White Onion, Spice, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (27)

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Not a fan. It has a funny taste, can't quite describe it.

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So this meal was my first somewhat disappointing experience from packit. The broth and the veggies were amazing, however the meat never fully rehydrated and the dumplings just dissolved. Also there was a strange bitterness that I couldn't put my finger on. It also seems the recipe may have changed since my purchase as the calories are different now so my quibbles may have been fixed, but unfortunately I have 3 more of these...

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took the Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings with me on a 4-day backpacking & climbing trip to Como Lake in Colorado along with many other Packit Gourmet meals. First off all, I want to let the readers know that I rated ALL the other meals 5 forks but I just can’t with this one. I don’t really know what it was that made this almost unpalatable for me. My partner was jealous of all my other Packit meals, but just like me, he thought is was subpar. It was bland and some of the dumplings had a raw doughy consistency. I’m giving it 3 forks because it was edible just not enjoyable. I will definitely be purchasing all the other Packit meals again, but this is a no go.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I like to try trail meals at home before using them on the trail so I insure that the meal will be good. This meal was very tasty, seasoned just right and the portion size was perfect. What would you suggest if I wanted a thicker sauce; less water or longer steeping time ?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I don’t know if I have ever reviewed this or not but this is amazing. I love it and always make sure I have DC&D in my pack. Most of the time I bring two or three. I love it. Taste is good cook is easy. I can’t recommend enough.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife and kids (8 and 13) all enjoyed this meal. Very good taste, but I agree with the other reviewer who suggested using less water...I'll use less when I buy my next packet. The only detractor, if you can call it that, was the peas never fully softened up. They tasted great (very sweet in fact), but were a bit crunchy even after 20 minutes. I'd give this 4.5 forks if that were possible...I'll definitely buy again!

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Received these about a month ago in the new packaging. Went on a backpacking trip this weekend and couldn't wait to have Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Sadly, it was SO SALTY that I had to add about double the water after it had steeped to be able to eat it. I couldn't wait to bite into a sweet pea to offset. I'm hoping that it may have been an off batch. I have another meal and will try that....hoping it was a FLUKE. Overall, I have always been happy with the taste and quality but wanted you to know that the salt made this meal almost unbearable. Will rate after I have tried the second pack. Staff reply Hi Mary, Thank you so much for notifying us about your experience with our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. We're truly horrified to hear this news and sincerely apologize for any mistake that may have occurred on our end. We are actively looking into why and how this may have happened to ensure that no other customers share your experience. Thankfully, this is the first we've heard of an overly salted or spiced Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Packit Gourmet is a very small family-owned and operated company and all of our meals are hand-mixed in small batches. We taste test every single batch that is made in order to avoid a situation such as this. We absolutely understand that our customers are most likely enjoying our meals in a remote location with no access to additional food or water. Because of this, we take quality control extremely seriously to ensure that eating one of our meals is always an enjoyable experience. I'll be contacting you directly to further remedy this situation and again, we sincerely apologize for your negative experience. It's truly disappointing and does not embody Packit Gourmet's commitment to our meals, from creation to our customers.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • Reviews (27)
  • About Our DOTTIE'S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 50 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.9 oz | 112 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    broth concentrate and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 1-1/2 cups (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Dumplings (bleach flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, shortening [interesterified soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides], rice flour, salt, less than 2%: baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate], sugar, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, yeast [yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid], mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, cellulose gum, wheat starch, enzymes, xanthan gum, dough conditioner [sodium metabisulfite]), Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Organic Chopped Carrots, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Peas, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Spices, Celery, Organic Carrot Granules, Minced White Onion, Spice, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (27)

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Not a fan. It has a funny taste, can't quite describe it.

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So this meal was my first somewhat disappointing experience from packit. The broth and the veggies were amazing, however the meat never fully rehydrated and the dumplings just dissolved. Also there was a strange bitterness that I couldn't put my finger on. It also seems the recipe may have changed since my purchase as the calories are different now so my quibbles may have been fixed, but unfortunately I have 3 more of these...

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took the Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings with me on a 4-day backpacking & climbing trip to Como Lake in Colorado along with many other Packit Gourmet meals. First off all, I want to let the readers know that I rated ALL the other meals 5 forks but I just can’t with this one. I don’t really know what it was that made this almost unpalatable for me. My partner was jealous of all my other Packit meals, but just like me, he thought is was subpar. It was bland and some of the dumplings had a raw doughy consistency. I’m giving it 3 forks because it was edible just not enjoyable. I will definitely be purchasing all the other Packit meals again, but this is a no go.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I like to try trail meals at home before using them on the trail so I insure that the meal will be good. This meal was very tasty, seasoned just right and the portion size was perfect. What would you suggest if I wanted a thicker sauce; less water or longer steeping time ?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I don’t know if I have ever reviewed this or not but this is amazing. I love it and always make sure I have DC&D in my pack. Most of the time I bring two or three. I love it. Taste is good cook is easy. I can’t recommend enough.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife and kids (8 and 13) all enjoyed this meal. Very good taste, but I agree with the other reviewer who suggested using less water...I'll use less when I buy my next packet. The only detractor, if you can call it that, was the peas never fully softened up. They tasted great (very sweet in fact), but were a bit crunchy even after 20 minutes. I'd give this 4.5 forks if that were possible...I'll definitely buy again!

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Received these about a month ago in the new packaging. Went on a backpacking trip this weekend and couldn't wait to have Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Sadly, it was SO SALTY that I had to add about double the water after it had steeped to be able to eat it. I couldn't wait to bite into a sweet pea to offset. I'm hoping that it may have been an off batch. I have another meal and will try that....hoping it was a FLUKE. Overall, I have always been happy with the taste and quality but wanted you to know that the salt made this meal almost unbearable. Will rate after I have tried the second pack. Staff reply Hi Mary, Thank you so much for notifying us about your experience with our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. We're truly horrified to hear this news and sincerely apologize for any mistake that may have occurred on our end. We are actively looking into why and how this may have happened to ensure that no other customers share your experience. Thankfully, this is the first we've heard of an overly salted or spiced Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Packit Gourmet is a very small family-owned and operated company and all of our meals are hand-mixed in small batches. We taste test every single batch that is made in order to avoid a situation such as this. We absolutely understand that our customers are most likely enjoying our meals in a remote location with no access to additional food or water. Because of this, we take quality control extremely seriously to ensure that eating one of our meals is always an enjoyable experience. I'll be contacting you directly to further remedy this situation and again, we sincerely apologize for your negative experience. It's truly disappointing and does not embody Packit Gourmet's commitment to our meals, from creation to our customers.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • Press
  • About Our DOTTIE'S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 50 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.9 oz | 112 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    broth concentrate and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 1-1/2 cups (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Dumplings (bleach flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, shortening [interesterified soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides], rice flour, salt, less than 2%: baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate], sugar, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, yeast [yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid], mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, cellulose gum, wheat starch, enzymes, xanthan gum, dough conditioner [sodium metabisulfite]), Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Organic Chopped Carrots, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Peas, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Spices, Celery, Organic Carrot Granules, Minced White Onion, Spice, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (27)

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Not a fan. It has a funny taste, can't quite describe it.

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So this meal was my first somewhat disappointing experience from packit. The broth and the veggies were amazing, however the meat never fully rehydrated and the dumplings just dissolved. Also there was a strange bitterness that I couldn't put my finger on. It also seems the recipe may have changed since my purchase as the calories are different now so my quibbles may have been fixed, but unfortunately I have 3 more of these...

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took the Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings with me on a 4-day backpacking & climbing trip to Como Lake in Colorado along with many other Packit Gourmet meals. First off all, I want to let the readers know that I rated ALL the other meals 5 forks but I just can’t with this one. I don’t really know what it was that made this almost unpalatable for me. My partner was jealous of all my other Packit meals, but just like me, he thought is was subpar. It was bland and some of the dumplings had a raw doughy consistency. I’m giving it 3 forks because it was edible just not enjoyable. I will definitely be purchasing all the other Packit meals again, but this is a no go.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I like to try trail meals at home before using them on the trail so I insure that the meal will be good. This meal was very tasty, seasoned just right and the portion size was perfect. What would you suggest if I wanted a thicker sauce; less water or longer steeping time ?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I don’t know if I have ever reviewed this or not but this is amazing. I love it and always make sure I have DC&D in my pack. Most of the time I bring two or three. I love it. Taste is good cook is easy. I can’t recommend enough.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife and kids (8 and 13) all enjoyed this meal. Very good taste, but I agree with the other reviewer who suggested using less water...I'll use less when I buy my next packet. The only detractor, if you can call it that, was the peas never fully softened up. They tasted great (very sweet in fact), but were a bit crunchy even after 20 minutes. I'd give this 4.5 forks if that were possible...I'll definitely buy again!

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Received these about a month ago in the new packaging. Went on a backpacking trip this weekend and couldn't wait to have Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Sadly, it was SO SALTY that I had to add about double the water after it had steeped to be able to eat it. I couldn't wait to bite into a sweet pea to offset. I'm hoping that it may have been an off batch. I have another meal and will try that....hoping it was a FLUKE. Overall, I have always been happy with the taste and quality but wanted you to know that the salt made this meal almost unbearable. Will rate after I have tried the second pack. Staff reply Hi Mary, Thank you so much for notifying us about your experience with our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. We're truly horrified to hear this news and sincerely apologize for any mistake that may have occurred on our end. We are actively looking into why and how this may have happened to ensure that no other customers share your experience. Thankfully, this is the first we've heard of an overly salted or spiced Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Packit Gourmet is a very small family-owned and operated company and all of our meals are hand-mixed in small batches. We taste test every single batch that is made in order to avoid a situation such as this. We absolutely understand that our customers are most likely enjoying our meals in a remote location with no access to additional food or water. Because of this, we take quality control extremely seriously to ensure that eating one of our meals is always an enjoyable experience. I'll be contacting you directly to further remedy this situation and again, we sincerely apologize for your negative experience. It's truly disappointing and does not embody Packit Gourmet's commitment to our meals, from creation to our customers.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • FAQS
  • About Our DOTTIE'S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 370 calories
      • 50 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  3.9 oz | 112 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  chicken and dumplings mix; turkey broth stick
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    broth concentrate and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 1-1/2 cups (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Dottie's Chicken & Dumplings!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Dumplings (bleach flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], water, shortening [interesterified soybean oil, distilled monoglycerides], rice flour, salt, less than 2%: baking powder [sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate], sugar, wheat gluten, calcium propionate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, yeast [yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid], mono-and-diglycerides, calcium sulfate, cellulose gum, wheat starch, enzymes, xanthan gum, dough conditioner [sodium metabisulfite]), Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Organic Chopped Carrots, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Peas, Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Leeks, Mushrooms, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Spices, Celery, Organic Carrot Granules, Minced White Onion, Spice, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (27)

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Not a fan. It has a funny taste, can't quite describe it.

    • 2

      2.0 Fork Rating

      by

      So this meal was my first somewhat disappointing experience from packit. The broth and the veggies were amazing, however the meat never fully rehydrated and the dumplings just dissolved. Also there was a strange bitterness that I couldn't put my finger on. It also seems the recipe may have changed since my purchase as the calories are different now so my quibbles may have been fixed, but unfortunately I have 3 more of these...

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I took the Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings with me on a 4-day backpacking & climbing trip to Como Lake in Colorado along with many other Packit Gourmet meals. First off all, I want to let the readers know that I rated ALL the other meals 5 forks but I just can’t with this one. I don’t really know what it was that made this almost unpalatable for me. My partner was jealous of all my other Packit meals, but just like me, he thought is was subpar. It was bland and some of the dumplings had a raw doughy consistency. I’m giving it 3 forks because it was edible just not enjoyable. I will definitely be purchasing all the other Packit meals again, but this is a no go.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I like to try trail meals at home before using them on the trail so I insure that the meal will be good. This meal was very tasty, seasoned just right and the portion size was perfect. What would you suggest if I wanted a thicker sauce; less water or longer steeping time ?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I don’t know if I have ever reviewed this or not but this is amazing. I love it and always make sure I have DC&D in my pack. Most of the time I bring two or three. I love it. Taste is good cook is easy. I can’t recommend enough.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife and kids (8 and 13) all enjoyed this meal. Very good taste, but I agree with the other reviewer who suggested using less water...I'll use less when I buy my next packet. The only detractor, if you can call it that, was the peas never fully softened up. They tasted great (very sweet in fact), but were a bit crunchy even after 20 minutes. I'd give this 4.5 forks if that were possible...I'll definitely buy again!

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Received these about a month ago in the new packaging. Went on a backpacking trip this weekend and couldn't wait to have Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Sadly, it was SO SALTY that I had to add about double the water after it had steeped to be able to eat it. I couldn't wait to bite into a sweet pea to offset. I'm hoping that it may have been an off batch. I have another meal and will try that....hoping it was a FLUKE. Overall, I have always been happy with the taste and quality but wanted you to know that the salt made this meal almost unbearable. Will rate after I have tried the second pack. Staff reply Hi Mary, Thank you so much for notifying us about your experience with our Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. We're truly horrified to hear this news and sincerely apologize for any mistake that may have occurred on our end. We are actively looking into why and how this may have happened to ensure that no other customers share your experience. Thankfully, this is the first we've heard of an overly salted or spiced Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings. Packit Gourmet is a very small family-owned and operated company and all of our meals are hand-mixed in small batches. We taste test every single batch that is made in order to avoid a situation such as this. We absolutely understand that our customers are most likely enjoying our meals in a remote location with no access to additional food or water. Because of this, we take quality control extremely seriously to ensure that eating one of our meals is always an enjoyable experience. I'll be contacting you directly to further remedy this situation and again, we sincerely apologize for your negative experience. It's truly disappointing and does not embody Packit Gourmet's commitment to our meals, from creation to our customers.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces