Camping Dutch Oven Chicken & Dumplings


Try out this amazing recipe from The Adventure Bite! This dutch oven chicken & dumplings recipe is the perfect comfort food to have with family and friends around the campfire. This recipe serves around 8 people, will take about 20 minutes to prep your food, and an hour to cook. Enjoy and let us know what you think by sharing a photo to our Community page on Facebook!


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken 2-1/2 to 3 pounds, shredded or chunked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 celery ribs sliced
  • 3 medium carrots sliced
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. Place chicken and water in a Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer; cook until chicken is tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from kettle; bone and cube.
  4. Return chicken to kettle along with the onion, celery, carrots, celery seed, 1 teaspoon of sage, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat.
  7. Cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  8. For dumplings, combine the biscuit mix, milk, parsley and remaining sage to form a stiff batter or use a can of biscuits.
  9. Drop by tablespoonfuls into the simmering chicken mixture.
  10. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  11. Serve immediately.


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