Boiling the chicken is how to start making chicken n dumplins from scratch you can add broth or bouillon after removing the chicken for extra flavor homemade dumplings never made from bisquick are key as well.

Add chicken broth 4 cups and bring to a boil turn the heat down to simmer and add 1 2 cup milk and the chicken season with salt and pepper meanwhile to make the dumplings mix together the remaining 1 cup of flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.