Add all spices to flour and stir well. Dredge chicken in four and brown lightly. (Our chicken pieces are all skinned due to home processing) Skin on chicken will be a little different. set chicken pieces aside while browning the remainder.
gravy to simmer chicken in
Using part of the milk in the frying pan deglaze the pan to add to the other ingredients. Mix all ingredients in a large dutch oven. On top of stove bring to mix to a simmer. Add chicken pieces using legs first and thighs and breasts on top. Cover with pot lid. Simmer for 2-3 hours depending on the size of the chicken pieces. Meat may fall off bones. Remove chicken pieces to serving platter.If gravy is extra thick you may add milk to thin before putting in the dumplings.
Using Bisquick mix make the dumplings. 1 cup bisquick mix and 2/3 cup milk stirred with a fork. Stir the gravy in the pan before dropping the dumplings. Drop about 1 tbls spoon size into gravy mix. Simmer 10 min with lid off and 10 minutes with lid on. makes about 6 -8 dumplings. May be doubled