My great Aunt used to make the best chicken & dumplings ever and she used canned biscuits...then after I got married, my husbands grandmother made some,even more delicious with tortillas.I have revised that recipe and now I make mine with drop biscuits from Bisquick~ actually I have to make 2 huge pots cause half my kids like it with tortillas and the other my way.There are hardly ever any left-overs =)
1Bring 10 cups of water,chicken,broth,celery & 1TB of seasoning to a boil,boil till chicken is cooked -about 30mins. Mix Bisquick and milk and let sit till chicken is done...remove and chop chicken leaving broth simmering, add chicken back to broth and then drop teaspoon fulls of mix into boiling water. Dumplings will float to the top and clutter in pot so you will have to move them around a bit to drop more.Sprinkle remaining seasoning on top of dumplings & cook until dumplings are no longer raw,about 10-15 mins.
2Tortilla Dumplings~ slice 1pkg of 12 flour tortillas into strips then again cut to squares, add to boiling broth all at once and stir just a bit to separate them out-cook about 5-10 mins *Don't stir too much or cook too long they will become soggy
3Canned Biscuits~ open can and cut or pull apart each biscuit into 4's *I would use about 4-6 cans for the recipe above because they dissolve into tiny dumplings as it cools down