Wow! All I can say is I feel like I'm back on the farm at my Grandma's house sitting down to eat her chicken and dumplings. Yummy! I do remember though getting a chicken bone every once in awhile in my bowl. Yuch! No chicken bones here. I used store-bought chicken flavored seitan. Instead of the bay leaf, thyme and rosemary I used my Poultry Seasoning .