I think my mom made the best chicken and dumplings in the world. We scarfed them up whenever she made them. This recipe is quite good. However, there was one step I might try to skip next time I make it. You're supposed to mix flour in with the broth to give it a nice creamy consistency. Probably, if you want a more brothy type stew, skip this step.
We didn't have any baking powder. Only baking soda. I thought the dumplings were quite tasty.