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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

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Instant Pot chicken and dumplings are one of my most popular recipes, next to my crack chicken! Instant Pot chicken and dumpling recipe is so comforting that everyone in the family will enjoy it. You have tender pieces of juicy chicken, a creamy base, and veggies throughout, with perfectly cooked dumplings. This is one addictive recipe, especially in the colder months, don’t say I didn’t warn you! 

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings


The beauty of this Instant Pot chicken and dumplings recipe is it is great for beginners or experienced Instant Pot users. You are able to follow the simple directions with ease and in a little bit, you have a ready-to-go dinner at your fingertips. If you are new to the Instant Pot, try this recipe, I think you will find really great success with it! 

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings


Comforting Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings 

For having success in cooking,  I highly recommend using frozen vegetables. When you use canned they have a tendency to break down during the cooking process a bit more and can end up being slightly mushy. Using frozen vegetables I find gives you that spot-on texture you want when you eat veggies like that in any recipe. I like to buy the bagged mixed vegetables and just keep them in stock in my freezer for a handful of my favorite Instant Pot recipes. 

I have made chicken and dumplings for years, and it wasn’t until the Instant Pot came into my life, I realized how easy they are. Before the Instant Pot, it would take me a good hour to get stuff going at times. With making the dumplings, cooking the chicken, veggies, etc, it just was time consuming. Now, I just dice some chicken and mix ingredients together and get cooking. I also have realized that the electric pressure cooker really helps to hold in the flavor of the food better. Not just in this homemade chicken and dumpling recipe but all around in recipes. From tenderizing meats, infusing flavors, with every single recipe cooked. 

If you love Chicken and Dumplings you will also Love My Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Or Even my General Tso’s Chicken 🙂

Instant Pot Sealing Ring Tip 

One thing I will also share for the newbies to the Instant Pot. When you are cooking a variety of dishes in your Instant Pot, consider buying colored sealing rings. This is a great way to remember which color you use for savory dishes like this chicken and dumplings, and which you use for sweets for say lava cake! That way you can do all you can to prevent flavors from meshing together. It took me a long time to get the cabbage odor out of my sealing ring, I would have hated to ruin a cheesecake because the odor soaked into the cheesecake. The sealing rings don’t cost much and they are so worth buying. 


Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings


Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

 Instant Pot chicken and dumpling recipe is so comforting that everyone in the family will enjoy it.


  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 16 oz bag of frozen mixed veggies
  • Dumplings:
  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk


  1. Place cubed chicken breast into the pot along with potatoes, and mixed veggies.
  2. Pour over your chicken broth.
  3. Place on manual high pressure for 14 minutes.
  4. Do a quick release. 
  5. Place pot on saute.
  6. Stir in Heavy Cream and bring to a low boil.
  7. In a separate bowl mix together bisquick and milk.
  8. Drop spoonfuls of the mix into your hot boiling liquid.
  9. Cover with a glass lid and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the dough rises to the top.
  10. This does thicken more as it cools.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 558Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 1088mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 33g

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  1. Thanks So Much for this Awesome Chicken & Dumplings Recipe, I Have Not Made Good Old Chicken & Dumplings in a Long Time! There’s Something About Eating Chicken & Dumplings When it’s Cold Outside that Makes it So Nostalgic! Well Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Blessed Day My Friend! – Jana

  2. I made this last night for my elderly uncle and my toddler grandson. We all loved it! I used chicken legs, because my uncle only eats the dark meat; I browned chicken legs in a skillet first, then added them to the pot with the other ingredients. I also omitted the cheese. It was delicious. Thank you!

  3. Made this and it’s amazing! Now a family favorite. Making it again tonight!! Won’t let me rate this 5 stars. It is definitely 5 plus stars!

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  5. I made this for dinner tonight. I did cut the time to 9 minutes with a 10 min NPR. I used whole chicken breasts and shredded while thickening. Added dumplings and chicken at the same time. Put the glass lid on and went to stir after 5 minutes and they were done and it was starting to stick. It was delicious. Perfect!! Best thing for a cold night!! Thank you for all you do!

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  7. I made this tonight. I omitted the cheese. The dumplings were very doughy on the inside, and it was sticking to the bottom of the pot. It had a good flavor, just not sure what I did wrong. Any suggestions?

    1. Mine were the same way. Had to take dumplings out before they were done because it was burning on the bottom.

  8. At last, A Chicken and Dumpling recipe like my Mom used to make! My sister and I both bought Instant Pots and she has already made this recipe tonight! I’m making up my grocery list so I can make it tomorrow. She says it is FANTASTIC! In fact, she is totally raving that “THIS IS THE RECIPE!” we have been looking for! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. It is definitely going to be made often.

  9. This came out excellently but my Instant pot reported “burn” after adding the cheese. Not sure how to avoid that but I will definitely make this again!

  10. Great flavour but the bottom burnt. Lost quite a bit of the recipe because of this. I do want to make it again just not sure how to prevent it from burning. Any advice would be so appreciated. Thank you!

  11. Did this recipe initially have cheese in it? I went to make it tonight and no cheese was called for. If it’s changed can you post in comments how much was in originally and when to add? My family missed it!

  12. In the reviews people keep talking about cheese, I do not see any cheese in the chicken and dumplings receipe???

  13. The video shows olive oil and spices but they’re not in the recipe. What did you use and what are the measurements?

  14. Made this last night for dinner. It was outstanding, to say the least! I’m 80 yrs. young and bought this IP in March. I’ve had some very good results and some not so hot ones! I also like your chicken pot pie casserole which I’ve made several times. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Cold start yogurt and crème de pots are two of our favorites. Thanks for all the great recipes!

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  16. HI!
    I love this recipe!
    My mom, who does not have an instapot, wants to make this in her crock pot. What changes would need to be made? Sorry, I am a cooking rookie 🙂

  17. I diced up an onion and then followed the instructions which means the onions didn’t make it into the pot before it was under pressure LOL I just realized my onions were still on another counter so I guess they are in the ingredient list in error? Or missing from the instructions.

    Which should it be? Just to help others as well in the future.. thank you 🙂

  18. This turned out great! Thanks so much for the recipe! For those who had problems with the bottom burning, try stirring periodically while the dumplings are cooking.

  19. Your recipe should state to watch the video! Or your recipe should state adding oil to chicken, adding seasoning and it never says when to add onions! Making now! We’ll see how it comes out

  20. This is the best Chicken & Dumplings that I have ever made!!!!! Absolutely Delicious!!! I added pepper,season salt and garlic powder as seasonings. I also used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of heavy cream. Make sure you stir really well before pressure cooking! Also, after doing the quick release I only used the Saute’ mode for 3 minutes. Then I dropped the Bisquick mix in, put the glass lid on and just let rest for about 10 minutes or until the “dumplings” were cooked through. Can’t wait to make this again!!!

  21. I’ve been making chicken & dumplings for 45 years, and eating it for 60. Finally a recipe that is Close to mine! I do make my dumplings from scratch, and use fresh veggies instead of frozen though. Was helpful on the time needed to make my recipe. Without this dish my husband, son and myself would literally have starved to death back in the lean years. I used nothing but chicken wings because back then they were super cheap, made my own broth, and used homegrown green beans. Some weeks that was all we could afford and ate it every day! Surprisingly, we all still love it, lol. Thanks!

  22. Used this recipe tonight and it was wonderful! We used a combo of thigh and breast meat. I also didn’t have cream so I substituted for a can of cream of chicken and added a little orzo to help thicken it up. I added pepper, garlic powder, and parsley. Definitely saving this recipe for future use! Thank you!!! 🙂

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