This Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings is an easy one-pot comfort food meal that can be ready in 30 minutes by using your Instant Pot!
After my Father ate 2 bowls of this Chicken and Dumplings, he exclaimed that he had not had chicken and dumplings that good since his grandma made them when he was a kid!
Chicken and dumplings are made with a chicken broth-based soup with chicken, vegetables, cream, and biscuits as the dumplings. It is a very hearty, rich and comforting soup that makes a perfect fall or winter soup. It is a very popular soup in the United States, especially in the Southern states.
1 Tablespoon oil
1/2 large onion , chopped
2 stalks celery , chopped
1 cup carrots , chopped
1 tablespoons minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
1 pound boneless, skinless Chicken thighs or chicken breasts diced into 1″ pieces
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning (Includes thyme, oregano, rosemary, basil, etc.)
Salt to taste
5 refrigerated canned biscuits, each cut into 8 pieces (Or see below to make your own)
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons cornstarch , (optional to thicken soup)
1/4 cup cold water , (optional to thicken soup)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro , (optional for garnish)
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 Tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk
Press the SAUTE button. Add oil. When the front of the Instant Pot says “Hot” then add the onions and saute the onions for 4 or 5 minutes.
After the onions have cooked for about 5 minutes, or until they are softened, add the celery, carrots, and garlic. Stir so they cook evenly and to keep the garlic from burning.
Add the chicken and cook with the vegetables for about 5 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, black pepper, poultry seasoning, salt, and Italian seasoning.
Remove 5 refrigerated canned biscuits and slice each biscuit into 8 pieces. The easiest way is to slice them like a pizza into 8 pieces. Then drop each of the pieces into the Instant Pot.
Press CANCEL to cancel the Saute function. Close the Pressure Cooker lid. (See instructions for your specific pressure cooker.) Press “Pressure Cook” or Manual (depending on your model), and select High Pressure, and adjust the time to 7 minutes, to pressure cook with high pressure for 7 minutes.
After 7 minutes, let the Instant Pot release go through the natural release cycle to release the steam. (See instructions for your specific model.) It may take about 10 minutes.
After the steam has been released, and the pin has dropped, or after 10 minutes of a natural pressure release, move the sealing knob to the VENTING position. Carefully unlock and remove the lid.
Stir in the peas and heavy cream.
If you need to thicken the chicken and dumplings, combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of cold water and stir into the chicken and dumplings.
Add chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish.
Instructions For Homemade Dumplings:
In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients, except the butter and milk.
Cut in the butter and using a pastry cutter or fork mix together until you have coarse crumbs. Pour in milk and stir until everything is just moistened.
Drop teaspoonfuls of dumpling batter into the Instant Pot after you added the chicken and chicken broth.
If you double the recipe, do NOT increase the time.
I recommend doing a quick release, moving the pressure release valve to the VENTING position, after 10 minutes of naturally releasing pressure.