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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

This Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is one of the easiest chicken and dumplings recipes ever. Juicy, tender to perfection chicken with a rich, creamy sauce makes this dish the ultimate in comfort food.

instant pot chicken and dumplings

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 10.5 ounce can of cream of celery soup
  • 10.5 ounce can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 Tbl. fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (diced)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots, defrosted
  • 1 can of refrigerated biscuits

close up of pressure cooker chicken and dumplings

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe Directions:

  • Press SAUTE on Instant Pot
  • Add oil
  • Add chopped onion to Instant Pot
  • Place diced chicken breasts on top of onions
  • Brown chicken
  • In a small bowl, stir together soups, parsley, and seasonings.
  • Pour soup mixture over chicken
  • Add chicken broth
  • Add peas and carrots
  • Quarter each biscuit with a knife, or pizza cutter and add to pot OR Roll biscuit into long “rope” and slice into 1-inch pieces.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot
  • Press MANUAL HIGH for 8-minutes
  • Allow for Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes
  • Release pressure
  • Serve

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe without even trying

Make it CREAMY Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings:

If you want a creamier broth you’ll need two more ingredients.

3/4 cup milk or heavy cream

1 Tablespoon cornstarch

1 Tablespoon water

Once you open the Instant Pot at the completion of cooking, turn the pressure cooker off and then press the saute function.

In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water and make a slurry that is smooth.

Slowly add the cream to the chicken and dumplings and then stir in the cornstarch slurry with a wooden spoon.

Stir until broth is the thickness you want and then serve.

creamy instant pot chicken and dumplings. It's like grandma use to make, only easier!

Homemade Dumpling Dough:

This is a drop dumpling dough.

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cut into 6 cubes)
  • ¾ cup whole milk 

How to Make Drop Dumplings:

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

Using a pastry blender, two knives, or your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients.

Made a small well in the center and pour in the milk and stir until the dough forms.

Refrigerate for 15 minutes before using for best results.

Drop Tablespoon-sized dumpling dough into the pot on top of the broth.

  • Vegetables: I recommend peas and carrots, but you can use just carrots, just peas, mixed vegetables, or whatever you want.
  • Homemade Dumplings: Grandma always made her own dumplings, and I have in the past, make biscuit dough from scratch or follow the drop dumpling recipe above, or with this homemade Bisquick mix, and use in place of the prepackaged biscuit dough.
  • Name Brand vs. Generic: I don’t think it really makes that much of a difference. Use what you feel most comfortable with in the recipe.
  • You like Dark Meat better: Me too! Just replace boneless skinless chicken breasts with chicken thighs. Keep them boneless, skinless chicken thighs for best eating results. NOTE: there is a lot of flavor in the skin. If you are looking for a more homemade flavor, cook thighs with skin on, and then remove the skin after cooking.
  • Whole Chicken vs. Pieces: You can use either.
  • I like more broth: Add 2 more cups of chicken broth and turn it into dumpling soup!
  • Instant Pot dumplings won’t brown like dumplings cooked in the oven, but they will be tender and delicious.

 

When you’re finished, why not give your Instant Pot a deep clean.

instant pot chicken and dumplings

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Inactive Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

This easy Instant Pot version of classic chicken and dumplings makes comfort food a cinch! Brown the chicken, pressure cook, then boil the dumplings all in the pressure cooker!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbl oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 10.5 ounce can of cream of celery soup
  • 10.5 ounce can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 Tbl. fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (diced)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots, defrosted
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits

Instructions

  1. Press SAUTE on Instant Pot
  2. Add oil
  3. Add chopped onion to Instant Pot
  4. Place diced chicken breasts on top of onions
  5. Brown chicken
  6. In a small bowl, stir together soups, parsley, and seasonings.
  7. Pour soup mixture over chicken
  8. Add chicken broth
  9. Add peas and carrots
  10. Quarter each biscuit with knife, or pizza cutter and add to pot OR Roll biscuit into long "rope" and slice into 1-inch pieces.
  11. Place lid on Instant Pot
  12. Press MANUAL HIGH for 8-minutes
  13. Allow for Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes
  14. Release pressure
  15. Serve
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 1294mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g

The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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