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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

You never new a comfort food meal this delicious could come together so quickly and be so easy to make! These Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings are made all in one pot and take only a few minutes of hands-on prep time!!

bowl of chicken and dumplings topped with fresh herbs

If you are looking for an alternative to my Dutch Oven Chicken and Dumplings, then today I’ve got these Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings just for you!! With all of the same great flavors, I’ve done the work of converting the recipe for those of you that prefer to use your pressure cooker for getting dinner on the table.  While both recipes take around the same amount of time, the Instant Pot requires a little less hands on time and no worries of overcooking.  The only real change I made was to use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts, but feel free to use whichever you prefer.  I personally prefer the flavor of the thighs, but if you are wondering which one will be a better nutritional fit for you, you can check out this article to learn more about the protein content of each.

ladle full of chicken and dumplings from instant pot

Important notes for making chicken and dumplings in the Instant Pot:

  • leave out dairy, flour and another other thickeners while pressure cooking.  If not, you could end up with a ruined recipe or worse yet, technical trouble with your Instant Pot
  • you can brown the meat before using the sauté function if you would like to, but I don’t find it necessary in this recipe
  • you will use the sauté function to bring the base to a boil after pressure cooking to cook the dumplings, but be careful as it does get quite hot very quickly

instant pot with chicken and dumpliings

How do you know when your dumplings are cooked?

In this recipe, if you use the sauté function on your Instant Pot, they will cook quite quickly.  It should only take about 4-7 minutes for them to be done all of the way through.  You can tell for sure by sticking a toothpick in the center of a dumpling and if it comes out clean they should be done.  Be sure to size all your dumplings about the same so that they are all done at the same time.  It’s a fine line between undercooked and overcooked dumplings, so it is important to keep an eye on this part of the process. 

Can I customize this recipe to my own preferences?

Yes!! This is the beauty of cooking at home!  Here are a few pointers:

  • make sure your meat to liquid ratio stays the same for best results
  • Add or swap out veggies, just be sure that if you use veggies that cook faster than root veggies that you cut them in larger pieces
  • Change out the seasoning blends to use your favorite.  I like herb and garlic seasoning, but any seasoning that goes well with savory chicken dishes should work here.
  • Leave it more like a soup or add a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with equal water) when adding dumplings for a thicker finished dish

If you are a pressure cooking junkie like me, make sure to check out all of my Instant Pot recipes and learn more about Instant Pot cooking!

gray and white soup bowl with chicken and dumplings

Step by Step video: How to Make Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

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Comfort food has never been so easy to make! These chicken and dumplings are the easiest you'll ever cook. Juicy chicken, tender veggies and flavorful broth are quick to pressure cook then simply switch to sauté and make the dumplings in the same pot! Less than 15 minutes of hands on time required.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:12 mins
Pressurize and release:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs breasts are fine too
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon herb and garlic seasoning or other favorite poultry seasoning
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with equal water, optional

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into tiny bite sized pieces and add to Instant Pot
  • Add carrots, celery, seasonings and broth
  • Cover, seal and set to high pressure for 12 minutes
  • Allow 5-10 minutes for natural pressure release then quick release any remaining pressure
  • Switch pot to sauté and add cream and cornstarch mixture (optional)
  • Bring to a simmer
  • Mix together remaining ingredients for dough stirring until just combined
  • Drop by spoonfuls into simmering broth and cook for 4-7 minutes until dumplings are fully cooked

Notes

  • Instant Pot will take about 10-15 minutes to come to pressure. Then it will count down for 12 minutes as it cooks. Once it's done, a new timer will start. Don't release any pressure or touch the Instant Pot. Let it naturally release pressure for at least 5 minutes, then turn the valve to release any remaining pressure
  • The lid can be opened once all the pressure is released and the pin falls back down
  • You will use the sauté function to bring it to a simmer to finish cooking the remaining ingredients
  • Leftovers keep well in fridge for up to 3 days

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1399mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4845IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 3.7mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 376kcal
You never knew a comfort food meal this delicious could come together so quickly and be so easy to make! These Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings are made all in one pot and take only a few minutes of hands-on prep time!! #instantpot #chickenthighs #chickenanddumplings
You never knew a comfort food meal this delicious could come together so quickly and be so easy to make! These Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings are made all in one pot and take only a few minutes of hands-on prep time!! #instantpot #chickenthighs #chickenanddumplings

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