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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings – Super Easy

Are you craving some real comfort food but only have about 25 minutes to get food on the dinner table? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Let me introduce you to Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings. It’s where comfort food meets fast food.

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings overhead in pot

There’s nothing quite like the warm, creamy, soul-satisfying taste of comfort food. I love it. In fact, I love it year-round. But comfort food really finds the spotlight in the dead cold dreariness of winter.

I could eat comfort food every night during the short days and long nights of winter. And guess what…? Now we can! The Instant Pot has made true comfort food accessible even for easy weeknight dinners! (Thank you, Instant Pot!)

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings taste like you’ve been slaving over the stove all afternoon. But you haven’t! You came home from work… chopped up a few ingredients… turned on your Instant Pot… and in less than 30 minutes. (And check out this IP Chicken if you’re just looking for a quick and easy way to cook chicken for all of your chicken recipes.)

Check it out here on my YouTube Cooking Show!

BAM! Home-cooked, rich, satisfying, creamy, heart-warming, Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings is on your dinner table! (Again… Thank you, Instant Pot! And make sure to check out my Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Recipe. Also quick, easy and delish! )

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken And Dumplings

Start with the basics. Saute some chopped carrots, celery, and onions in the Instant Pot inner pot. Add diced chicken, thyme, salt and pepper and saute another few minutes. Stir in flour then deglaze the pot with chicken broth, scraping all the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Stir well, then top the chicken and broth mixture with uncooked canned biscuits, cut into quarters. Secure Instant Pot lid, turning the valve to sealing and set the time to 8 minutes on Pressure Cook. When cooking time is done, let naturally release for 10 minutes. Remove lid then fold in peas and cream. Serve piping hot and enjoy your comfort food/fast food.

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients overhead

This version of Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings is a very simplified weeknight version. While it may not replace Grandma’s recipe (let’s face it… how often do you really cook Grandma’s?), using canned, refrigerated biscuits might be a shortcut, but it gives you and your family the pleasure of having (mostly) homemade comfort food any night of the week in less than 30 minutes. (You could always try my Instant pot White Chicken Chili for another easy weeknight meal!)

And that’s my kind of comfort food! (You can always make homemade dumplings if you prefer!) And if you’re looking for another quick and easy Instant Pot comfort food meal, try this awesome Instant Pot Lasagna Soup!

If you’re wondering what should I serve with chicken and dumplings, check out these 7 great ideas!

Check out my new “How to Be the Boss of Your Instant Pot” Master Course! 

 

So sit down to a bowlful of creamy, warm and comforting tender chicken, perfectly cooked veggies, and tender steamed "dumplings." There really is a reason this is my most popular YouTube recipe!! It's that good (and easy!)

If you're looking for more comfort food, try my Loaded Baked Potato Casserole! Or my Instant Pot Chicken Thighs in Creamy Mushroom Gravy!

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And if you want more Instant Pot Recipes, check out my Instant Pot Authorized Books!

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings overhead in pot
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings - Super Easy
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8 minutes 10 minutes
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings overhead in pot
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings - Super Easy
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
8 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Turn on sauté function to heat up Instant Pot inner pot. Add olive oil to coat bottom then add onion, celery, and carrots. sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add chicken and stir well. Sprinkle with flour and stir continuously until the chicken and vegetable mixture is well-coated with the flour. Add thyme, salt, pepper. Add chicken broth and thoroughly deglaze the bottom of the pot. Stir well, making sure to scrape the bottom clean of brown bits.
  3. Cut 5 of the refrigerated biscuits into fourths. Drop biscuit pieces on top of the chicken mixture in a single layer. Do not stir or submerge.
  4. Turn off sauté function by pressing the cancel button. Secure lid, ensuring the valve is pointed toward sealing. Press the pressure cook button and set the timer to 8 minutes. When the timer goes off, let the pot sit another 10 minutes. After sitting for 10 minutes, turn valve to venting to release any remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove lid and add cream and peas. Gently stir to combine. Serve in bowls.
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