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Chicken and Dumplings in the Instant Pot

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Ready to fall in love with a tasty dinner recipe that takes just minutes to make? This Chicken and Dumplings in the Instant Pot recipe is about to be your new favorite hearty meal! Grab and spoon and dig in. It's not doing to last long!

Are you looking for more chicken Instant Pot recipes? Try our Chicken and Rice Recipe and our Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup.

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Chicken and dumplings are just one of those comfort meals that will take you to flavor town fast. Everyone probably has fond memories of some form of chicken and dumplings growing up and this recipe is one of my favorites.

I love the texture of the soft dumplings with the added vegetables. It's one of the go-to comfort foods that I know that I can rely on time and time again. Seriously, this recipe never lets me down.

I think you'll agree that this is probably one of the easiest ways to make chicken and dumplings, ever!

Why You Will Love This Instant Pot Chicken And Dumplings

  • Easy
  • Fresh chicken
  • Veggies
  • Easy dumpling dough that is no fuss at all
  • Kid friendly
  • Stores well leftover
  • Comfort food recipe

How To Make

Start by turning on your Instant Pot to saute mode. Once it heats up, add in the oil and put in the onion. Mix the onion for about 3 minutes stirring constantly.

Once the onion is cooked, add in the carrots and garlic. Mix well. You'll need to keep stirring so it doesn't burn.

Once well mixed, put in your chicken, broth, pepper, poultry seasoning, nature seasoning, and salt. Mix well. Let this mixture cook for about 5 minutes.

Once the 5 minutes is done, drop each portion of the biscuit on the broth and don't mix.

Seal the lid and move the valve away from you to love in the pressure. Hit cancel on the Instant Pot. Then set it to high pressure for 8 minutes. Once that time passes, let it naturally release and be patient - this can be anywhere from 10-15 minutes.

After all the pressure has been released naturally, open up the lid. Stir the soup.

Put frozen peas in with your heavy cream. Mix.

If the soup is too thin, add in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch at a time. Stir and see if it needs more.

Different Ways to Make Dumplings

Biscuit Dumplings - This is the method I used, where I took refrigerated biscuits and cut them up to place in the mixture. Quick, easy, and tasty!

Rolled Dumplings - These are homemade biscuits you make with flour and roll out with a rolling pin. Slice and drop flat dumplings into cook.

Frozen Dumplings - You will find you can buy frozen dumplings to just toss in your mixture. If you can grab some feel free to go that route. Frozen dumpling dough, you just drop, and let heat up and your good to go.

This chicken and dumplings recipe with biscuits is so simple to make and beats canned chicken and dumplings every single day of the week.

How do you store leftover chicken and dumplings in the Instant Pot?

The easiest way to store your leftover chicken and dumplings is to store it in a container with a lid and keep it cool in the fridge. It should last for a few days without issue and be tasty and ready to eat.

Check out there other Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

Supplies for Chicken and Dumplings in the Instant Pot

Can you add other vegetables to chicken and dumplings?

You can if you want. The most common vegetables are carrots and peas but if you want to tweak it and add in some frozen corn and broccoli, go for it! It can only add more health advantages to the recipe!

Can you overcook dumplings?

You can but using your Instant Pot should help with this issue. Just follow the easy directions below and be certain to cook it as written.


How to cook chicken and dumplings in the crockpot?

You will add all your ingredients as you would in the Instant Pot and let cook for 6-8 hours on low. Then around 30 minutes or so before serving cut up and drop in the biscuit dough to cook. Stir and serve. An easy crockpot chicken and dumplings recipe.

What kind of flour is best for dumplings?

If you choose to make dumplings all purpose flour works great, as well as self-rising flour.

Can I double chicken and dumplings in Instant Pot?

There is a max fill line on the side of the instant pot you need to watch for. Make sure to not overfill or your pressure cooker can't reach pressure.
If you have a larger pot you should be good to go.

Can you cook raw chicken in instant pot?

You absolutely can cook raw chicken in the Instant Pot. Just follow the directions in this recipe card. Make sure to always check chicken to ensure it reaches 165 degrees internal temperature before serving.

Can I use frozen chicken for this recipe?

Go right ahead and skip the saute section on the recipe, and toss in frozen chicken. It will just take your pressure cooker longer to come to pressure, but the recipe will still work.

I do recommend using diced chicken, otherwise you will need to adjust the cook time a bit to ensure the larger chunks of chicken cook fully.


Here is the full directions for this easy chicken and dumplings recipe.

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

This Instant Pot Chicken and Dumpling recipe is amazing!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


    1. Start by turning on the Instant Pot to sauté mode. When it heats up, add in oil and onion. Sauté the onion for about 3 minutes, while stirring constantly.
    2. After the onion has cooked, add in the carrots and garlic. Mix well and sauté for another 2-3 minutes, while stirring to prevent burning.
    3. Add in the broth a little at a time, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze the pan.
    4. Add in chicken, pepper, poultry seasoning, Nature seasoning, and salt. Stir well. Let this mixture cook on sauté mode for about 5 minutes.
    5. After the 5 minutes cooking time finishes, drop the biscuit pieces into the broth and don't mix.
    6. Hit cancel on the Instant Pot.
    7. Close the lid and set the pressure valve to sealing. Set to a high pressure cooking time of 8 minutes. After the cooking time is done, allow for a natural pressure release, which will be between 10-15 minutes.
    8. When the pressure is finished releasing, open up the Instant Pot and stir the soup.
    9. Add in frozen peas and heavy cream and stir. If the soup is too thin, add in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch at a time. Stir and see if it needs more.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 505Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 58mgSodium 1071mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 22g

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Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Tried this recipe, it delivered 100%. Family loved it as did I! Thanks for sharing!

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