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.
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!)
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings tastes 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, BAM! Home-cooked, rich, satisfying, creamy, heart-warming, Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings is on your dinner table! (Again… Thank you, Instant Pot!)
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.
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. And that’s my kind of comfort food!
You can watch me make it on The Spicy Apron Cooking Show in this video!
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!