Dutch Oven

Camp Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

My family loves chicken and dumplings. A little modification to a basic recipe combined with some preparation beforehand at home makes this an easy camp meal.  This will warm your Scouts up during a cool campout.

This is a fluffy biscuit type dumpling, not the flat noodle type.

Camp Chicken and Dumplings


  • Ziploc bags
  • Stove or charcoal fire
  • Cook pot or Dutch oven with a lid
  • Spoon for stirring the pot
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon for mixing


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cans chicken broth (about 6 cups)
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 6 carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken (thigh meat works really well)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Before leaving for camp:

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together and seal in the Ziploc bag.
  2. Peel the carrots and onions.
  3. Chop the carrots, onions, and celery and seal in a separate Ziploc bag.


  1. Prepare your charcoal fire if necessary.
  2. Put the broth in the cook pot.
  3. Add the vegetables you prepared at home.
  4. Add the chicken, parsley, and pepper.
  5. Put the cook pot on the stove or fire and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  6. Simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Put the dry ingredients you prepared at home in a mixing bowl.
  8. Add the milk and oil to the dry ingredients and stir until a stiff dough forms.
  9. Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto the broth mixture. Don’t stir.
  10. 10. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Try not to peek too often!
  11. 11. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.

Serves 6.


2 Responses to Camp Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

  1. Mary Russell October 1, 2010 at 6:52 AM #

    Can u please tell me how much milk and oil i should use for the Chix and Dumpling recipe? Let get back to me. This sounds soo good and real easy also. We have a campout coming up and with the weather changing here in the chgo area, this would keep the scouts warm and their tummys happy…

    • Scouter Mom October 1, 2010 at 8:56 AM #

      Use 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup oil.

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