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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Pressurize and release 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 376kcal


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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