A while back I was watching "Good Eats" on Hulu. Alton Brown is one of my favorite celebrity chefs and he has inspired many a fantastic meal at the Starkey residence. The episode I watched was about chicken and dumplings. Although I have seen the episode before, I was confused as to what he called dumplings.
Dumplings I grew up with were not what I would call "noodles" or "pillows" but basically biscuits steamed on top of a soup that includes not only chicken, but vegetables also. This recipe is a version of chicken and dumplings we ate when I was growing up. This is a "simplified" version, one you can fix after you come home from a long day at work and have on the table to feed those hungry minions wanting food. Don't let the list of ingredients overwhelm you. You should have most of them in your pantry, fridge, and freezer. The recipe took approximately 1 hour to prepare and cook. I hope you like it.