This recipe came out of a cookbook compiled by a newspaper woman in my city. I'm posting it in response to a recipe request. I have used this recipe for making dumplings for years. I will admit that I'm not picky about the quantity of chicken that I use. I just throw whatever I have into the pot. These are old fashioned doughy dumplings, so if you're looking for the noodle type, these aren't for you. They aren't really heavy though. The broth thickens quite well. The original recipe calls for you to shred the chicken. I always leave it in chunks because I like the texture. I also don't tend to measure the seasonings that I put in. I sometimes use more poultry seasoning and sometimes add some basil or oregano. This is an easy recipe to adapt to your individual taste.