I'm sad to start off this post with a closing: Épicerie Brimbelle, the French gourmet shop on Shamrock just west of JTM, is closing. Times are hard for little high-end places, I guess. Hope someone has some worthy openings to submit.
Chicken and dumplings are a notoriously time-consuming enterprise, but the end result is very much worth the effort. However, if you're a time-crunched cook who craves the comforting pleasures of this classic dish, this is the recipe for you.