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Enjoy this family favorite Instant pot chicken and dumplings in 30 minutes with this easy recipe. Perfect for busy weeknights, get dinner on the table fast and enjoy the best comfort food.

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Instant pot chicken and dumplings

Sometimes, I crave chicken and dumplings but don’t have a ton of time. What’s the solution for busy weeks? This super quick and delicious pressure cooker recipe! This biscuit dumplings is our trick to making this recipe even easier.

Pressure cooking this easy recipe is not only fast but it is so yummy and flavorful. Your family will love this complete meal!

If you have a slow cooker, se also have an easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe and it is great for days when you will be away.

However, pressure cooker chicken and dumplings is the perfect recipe when you don’t have a long time and you need to cook dinner in minutes.

The instant pot is so convenient on those nights that you forget to take something out for dinner and need it fast. This easy recipe can be made faster than going to get takeout! Plus, it is much better too!

Another family favorite instant pot chicken recipe is Instant Pot Chicken and Recipe.

bowl of chicken and dumplings on tray
ingredients for recipe: chicken, cream of chicken, onion, vegetables, seasoning.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Frozen Mixed Vegetables -peas and carrots only.
  • Onion
  • cream of chicken soup
  • Chicken Broth or chicken stock
  • Garlic Salt
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • can of Biscuits
bowl of chicken and dumplings

How to make instant pot chicken and dumplings:

First, put the chicken broth in the pressure cooker.

Second add the chicken breasts, vegetables and seasonings.

Next, pour both of the cream of chicken soups on top of everything. Don’t stir the mixture as this may cause the instant pot to not come to pressure.

We use homemade cream of chicken and it super easy and really flavorful. You can use canned though. This recipe is very versatile and easy to adapt to your preference.

chicken, broth and veggies in the pressure cooker.

Finally, seal the instant pot by placing the valve on the lid to the seal position and cooking on high pressure for 25 minutes.

Once the time is up, do a quick release on the pressure. You can do a natural release, but it will take longer. Just move the valve on the lid to the vent position.

After the pressure has been release, take the lid off and remove the chicken. Shred all of the chicken and place back in the pressure cooker and stir.

Now, open the biscuits and cut them into quarts. Put the pieces on top of the ingredients in the pressure cooker.

I know they will look small but don’t worry. They will get larger and soft and fluffy during the cooking process.

The cheap biscuits work the best. Don’t get the ones with the flaky layers.

sliced biscuits in the pressure cooker

Once the biscuits are in, seal the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Next, do a quick release on the instant pot again after the 4 minutes.

We do not recommend doing a natural pressure release with the biscuits.

bowl of chicken and dumplings

Tips:

  • The times listed in this recipe are for thawed chicken breasts. However, you can use frozen chicken breasts for this recipe. When using frozen chicken, increase the cook time to 30 minutes with a quick release on the pressure.
  • Feel free to substitute chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.
  • The small inexpensive canned biscuits work great. Store brand is fine too.
  • If you want it thicker, when the soup is finished turn on the sauté setting and stir in some all purpose flour until it is thickened. You can also stir in a cornstarch slurry to chicken. Just combine ¼ cup water with 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Once whisked together, then stir into the instant pot.

Variation ideas:

  • Use any vegetables you prefer. We used frozen peas and carrots but you can use mixed veggies or anything you like. Celery is also good.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir in 1 cup heavy cream right before serving for an easy creamier dinner.
  • Prefer to make your own dumplings? You can make a biscuit dough from scratch if you do not want to use biscuits. Use your favorite dumpling recipe as a substitute for biscuits and cook as normal.
  • You can also use our easy homemade bisquick mix to make dumpling dough.
  • Substitute homemade cream of chicken for store bought.
  • If you like dark meat, you can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. We would recommend skinless chicken thighs
  • .You can even use a whole chicken and use chicken pieces to make this an even easier dinner.
  • Kid friendly tip on veggies. I diced the onion really fine so the kids don’t see it. You get all the flavor from the onion without the large pieces. This works well for celery too if you want to use that.
  • One of my favorite things is to add 2 more cups of broth and make this into a chicken and dumpling soup. It is oh so good!
bowl of chicken and dumplings on a tray

Save money with Instant pot chicken and dumplings.

This easy pressure cooker chicken and dumplings recipe is a great way to stretch the grocery budget. Since you only need 3 chicken breasts, it helps your meat budget for sure!

The next time you are craving comfort food and need something fast, make chicken and dumplings instant pot recipe.

The kids loved this recipe! Your family will love this easy meal!

We have tons of instant pot recipes for more great dinner ideas.

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Instant pot Chicken and Dumplings

4.93 from 181 votes
Enjoy Instant pot chicken and dumplings in 30 minutes with this easy recipe. Get dinner on the table fast and enjoy the best comfort food.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 274

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Place the chicken broth in the instant pot. Top with the chicken breasts, vegetables and seasonings.
  • Pour the cream of chicken soups on top of these ingredients but do not stir into the mixture as this may cause the instant pot to not come to pressure.
  • Seal the instant pot by place the valve on the lid to the seal position and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes. After the cook time, do a quick release on the pressure by moving the valve on the lid to the vent position.
  • Once all the pressure has been release, remove the lid. Remove the chicken, shred and stir it back into the instant pot.
  • Cut the biscuits into quarter and place on top of the ingredients in the instant pot.
  • Seal the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Do a quick release on the instant pot again after this cook time.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 274kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 17g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 37mg, Sodium 1581mg, Potassium 510mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 2905IU, Vitamin C 13mg, Calcium 49mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Hillary says:

    4 stars
    Keep getting a BURN notice everytime at the 4 minute step after putting in the dumplings and shredding the chicken.

  2. Claire O'Connor says:

    5 stars
    This was delicious!

  3. Tisha says:

    5 stars
    Awesome, easy and flavorful! The whole family enjoyed this, from little to big!

  4. Marji says:

    I used my chicken and dumpling recipe and your times to convert to an instant pot recipe. It was better than using my crock pot. And, not 8 hours!!! Thank you for the timing!

  5. Carrie Barnard says:

    I love the green beans and carrots idea. Thank you for commenting.

  6. LT says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is fantastic.. I followed some of the pro-tips offered by the author. I used a little more broth than was called for in the recipe and swirled in cream at the end. I used the Southern Style pilsbury biscuits (not flaky) and cut them into 6ths. IT TURNED OUT AMAZING. The recipe is very forgiving. I even used more chicken than called – 4 good sized breasts. My family (including my 3 young children) wolfed it down. Because my family is not a fan of peas, I opted for frozen carrots and green beans. Thank you so much for this recipe!!!

  7. Carrie Barnard says:

    Thank you for commenting! I’m so glad you loved it.

  8. Sandra says:

    5 stars
    Delicious!!! Next t ime I will leave out the extra salt as the chicken broth I use has salt plus the garlic salt? Or maybe will use garlic powder instead of garlic salt? It was almost too salty but flavors were really good-added corn, peas and mushrooms.

    Everyone loved it and it was super easy. Thank you for sharing!.

  9. Julia says:

    5 stars
    Love this and made as directed. If we follow the directions for doubling the recipe, does it change the cook times or instructions?

  10. Barbara Marshall says:

    5 stars
    These are the best homemade chicken and dumplings we could find…and we were NOT disappointed. I adjust the seasonings a bit but other than that…its perfect! Quick, delicious and even simple enough my daughter who claims she can’t cook can cook this! ?

  11. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad you loved it!

  12. Michael says:

    5 stars
    Wow!! This was easier than the traditional method and tastes better than what I remember hating as a kid at Grandmas. Sorry Grandma, but this has more flavor and the dumpling aren’t slimy. I did cheat somewhat by using Rotisserie chicken (faster) and used minced garlic from a jar (1.5 tsp). I was able to reduce the total time by 25 minutes this way, and just pressure cooked everything for four minutes.
    It was savory, perfect dumplings, and very comforting. Wish I had made a double batch because it was all gone between three adults in one sitting.
    Clean up is easy too with the one pot. I can’t wait to make again.

  13. Brittany says:

    4 stars
    We love this recipe! The flavors are amazing! The only problem is that after we put the biscuits in we always get a burn notice. Does anyone have any tips to avoid this?

  14. Misty Eilert says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! Grocery store was out of peas and carrots only, so I used a 12 oz bag of frozen peas, carrots, green beans and corn. So yummy! My son said it’s one of his new favorites. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Jag says:

    5 stars
    Have used this same recipe but in crockpot, which takes alot longer. But now I have instant pot, which I love so much! Wanted to comment for Kate with having a mess. I did that the first time with beef stew. I put a a clean kitchen towel over the release until it’s done. Saves a mess all over your kitchen. Hope that helps.

  16. Laura says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! I was wondering if it can be made using chicken breast that were already cooked? If so, how would you adjust the cook time?

  17. Kate says:

    Anyone else have an issue with the quick release spewing the broth all over the place? Yeah now I have to clean cream of chicken off of my walls and cabinets.

  18. Brandi says:

    4 stars
    Really good and easy! Some of my biscuits Tata yes spongey and others were tough. I used Walmarts regular biscuits.

  19. Adriana says:

    This is an amazing recipe! It was super simple and great to throw together during a snow storm. It’s super tasty and just soul warming.

    To any dairy free people:
    Make the cream of chicken with your usual substitutes and use the annies organic canned biscuits
    Yes those biscuits are flaky but I found that 6 minutes in the instant pot versus 4 did the trick.

    Thank you so much for this family favorite!

  20. Carrie Barnard says:

    I find that they take longer to cook so they do not cook as well in the crock pot.

  21. Julia Newton says:

    Regarding instant pot chicken and dumplings. Why do you suggest to not use the “flaky” can biscuits?
    Thank you for your response.
    Julia Newton

  22. Carrie Barnard says:

    Yes you can

  23. Lydia says:

    Hi! Would I be able to used canned mixed veggies?

  24. Julie says:

    This was so good. I didn’t even know I liked Chicken and Dumplings. For whatever reason the recipe sounded good. I left out the table salt and it was perfect.

  25. Brenda J Wasson says:

    5 stars
    This was wonderful I really enjoyed and was easy and fast.
    Thank you.

  26. Cheryl says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is pure comfort! So easy- so fast-so delicious and filling! It was a cook once eat twice recipe which in my book is a WIN-WIN!!!