This is Paula Deens recipe. However her recipe calls for 8 tablespoons sugar and I choose to only use 4 teaspoons. If you like yours thicker you might want to add less milk. I add 1/2 cup or more less than suggested.
I got this recipe off of Food Network. It is Tyler Florence's recipe. This is definitely the best chicken and dumplings I have ever had. I have tried other recipes of his and so far they are all delicious. You won't be disappointed in these. It really is easy to make. It only takes a while because of the chicken baking first and then making the chicken stock next.