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Easy Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings Recipe – Made With Canned Biscuits and Veggies

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Being from the south, I’m always on the hunt for delicious homemade comfort food. I can tell you with certainty that this Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings is one meal that you’ll make over and over again.

Originally published on 3/15/17

This super easy and delicious Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings made with canned biscuits, peas, and carrots is the perfect hearty meal and comfort food. You can have dinner on the table in twenty minutes or less!

Your family will love it, you will love it, and the fact that you get to make it in your Instant Pot is just icing on the cake. With just one simple machine, your cook time is shortened beyond belief.

What used to take your hours in the kitchen will only take you mere minutes! If that isn’t a huge selling point to this Instant Pot Chicken & Dumpling recipe, I don’t know what is!

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For your next family meal, chicken and dumplings need to be on your radar. It’s the perfect dish to feed your family and be confident that it’s going to turn out perfectly.

Life has been crazy and a little comfort food is all I need. You guys, I grew up on Chicken & Dumplings but this is even better. Your family is going to ask you to make it over and over. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Ingredients to make this delicious Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings recipe

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tube (16oz) refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Ingredients to use for Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

How to make Chicken and Dumplings with Canned Biscuits?

The first you will want to do is flatten out each biscuit to about 1/8″ thickness. I use a rolling pin but you can use the bottom of a cup. Whatever works! Use a knife to cut into 1/2″ strips.

What type of canned biscuits are best when making Chicken and Dumplings?

The refrigerated buttermilk biscuits personally for me work best. I have not tried my recipe using crescent rolls. Southern Homestyle Biscuits also work really well and I would suggest avoiding the biscuits that are flaky. Any brand of canned biscuits should work but I prefer Pillsbury’s.

Easy Chicken & Dumplings Using An Instant Pot

What seasonings go well with chicken and dumplings?

I used 1 teaspoon olive oiloregano, onion powder, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. You can eliminate some of these seasonings, or cut amount to 1/2 teaspoon. It is a personal preference.

How long should you sauté the chicken in the Instant Pot?

Turn instant pot to sauté the chicken (with the lid off) until lightly golden brown on all sides, stirring frequently. Make sure not to overcook your chicken. When finished, shut off instant pot by pressing cancel.

Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Can you add vegetables to chicken & dumplings?

I always love using vegetables in my chicken & dumplings. I will add my chicken broth, water, carrots and peas to instant pot and mix well. I have even used celery! Whatever vegetable you choose. At this point, you will want to drop in the small sliced or bite size biscuits. Then seal lid of instant pot and close the pressure knob.
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How Long Do You Cook Chicken & Dumplings In The Instant Pot?

 
I would set Instant pot to manual for 5 minutes. It may take 5-10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure and then you will see the count down of time from 5 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is finished, press cancel to turn off the unit and quick release steam/pressure.

Easy Chicken and Dumpling Recipe Using Instant Pot

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family!

My famous Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings are the perfect hearty meal and comfort food! Your family is going to ask you to make it over and over.

 

If there happens to be any leftovers (which there probably won’t be), they taste great the next day as well!

Don’t forget to print this Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings recipe to save for later!

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Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

The Best Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings made with canned biscuits. Recipe Southern Comfort Food. You need to make my famous Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings. I grew up on Chicken & Dumplings but this is even better. Your family is going to ask you to make it over and over. This recipe has been #1 on Google for over a year now! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 504kcal
Author Winona Rogers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs chicken breast cubed
  • 1 tube 16oz refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Flatten each biscuit to about 1/8" thickness. Use a knife to cut into 1/2" strips.
  • Place 1 teaspoon olive oil, chicken, oregano, onion powder, basil, garlic, salt and pepper into the instant pot and mix to coat.
  • Turn instant pot to sautee and cook chicken (with the lid off) until brown on all sides, stirring frequently.
  • When finished, shut off instant pot by pressing cancel.
  • Add 2 cups of chicken broth, and 1 cup of water, carrots and peas to instant pot and mix well.
  • Stir in biscuits.
  • Seal lid of instant pot and close the pressure knob.
  • Set instant pot to manual for 5 minutes.
  • It may take 5-10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure and then you will see the count down of time from 5 minutes.
  • Once cooking cycle is finished, press cancel to turn off the unit and quick release steam/pressure.
  • Spoon chicken and dumplings into bowls and serve.

Notes

The following nutrition information is merely an estimated value produced by an automated system. Nutrition information may vary.

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 2480mg | Potassium: 2028mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 452.6% | Vitamin C: 122.6% | Calcium: 18.2% | Iron: 32%

Update:

I get a lot of questions about whether or not to add a can of Cream of Chicken. I have tried this recipe both ways. I would maybe just adjust your chicken broth amount slightly if you do plan to add a can of Cream of Chicken soup.  Also, some of you have suggested cutting your biscuits in half after you cut them into small strips. This seems to work very well! 

 

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About Winona Rogers

Winona Rogers is the author of Life Family & Fun a national blog focusing on parenting, easy recipes, Home & DIY, Lifestyle, Family Fun and Travel. Her site was nominated as the Top 10 Parenting Blogs in Atlanta, Top Disney Blog, Family Travel Expert and has been featured in media on 11Alive Atlanta & Company. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in Atlanta, Georgia.

Comments

  1. Joy Hoff says

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    Good to meet a fellow Georgia girl. I have been in Midwest (currently ND) for a long time. But still consider Georgia my home. I am anxious to try your C&D recipe. My mom made this when I was growing up. Only no canned biscuits in site. I am sure yours will be good, but no one compares to moms. I am sure your children would say the same. Thanks for sharing.

    • Winona Rogers says

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      Hi Joy! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I am a Georgia native. I would love to visit North Dakota sometime. Have a great week 🙂

      • Charles Ingram says

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        Just made this. I would suggest that you stick with Southern Homestyle Biscuits and avoid the flaky kind. Pillsbury’s Grands worked well for me, although I would have liked them better cooked a little longer, and I prefer Dill over Rosemary for this dish and I always up the garlic. There is nothing wrong with this recipe. It’s great. My suggestions are just personal taste. Thank you, Winona. I would have never tried this in my Fagor Versa Multi-Cooker (pretty much the same as a Hot Pot) without your recipe as a kickstart to converting one of my favorite dishes from my childhood that Grandma used to make.

        • Winona Rogers says

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          Thank you Charles for sharing your experience and tips. Make sure to cut the dumplings in small trips and flatten them out. Yes this dish reminds me of my childhood memories with my grandmother.

    • Kelly says

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      You mention that it can use a can of cream of chicken. Do I add that when I add in everything else before pressure cooking it?

      • Winona Rogers says

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        Hi Kelly, you can stir in the cream after you open the pot at the end. Some like to add it with the two cups of chicken broth during cooking time.

    • michele says

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      I do not have a manual button and was planning on using the flaky biscuits should I get another kind?

      • Winona Rogers says

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        Hi Michele, I would not suggest using flaky biscuits. Your Instant Pot may say “Pressure Cook.” My IP has a manual button. Let me know if you were able to try the recipe. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Linda says

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    Can u leave this on keep warm till ready to eat…then release steam?

    • Winona Rogers says

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      Hi Linda, I haven’t tried that yet but I think you could leave it on warm. It might thicken more, but if the top was sealed probably not too much. Let me know what you think.

  3. Debbie says

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    The recipe looks amazing. I was wondering about how many servings one might get from this recipe?

    • Winona Rogers says

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      Hi Debbie, it should serve 4 – 6 but if your family loves them as much as mine then closer to 4. Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how it turned out.

  4. Anita Reilly says

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    When do you add the cream as you mentioned on Facebook? Thank you.

    • Winona Rogers says

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      Hi Anita, you stir in the cream after you open the pot at the end. Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how it turned out.

      • Melissa says

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        There is no mention of cream in this recipe, mine is just soup now….now what I was expecting

        • Winona Rogers says

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          Adding cream is an option, but this recipe does not call for cream. It is a personal preference. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Jessica says

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    Maybe this is a dumb question . . . you’re using raw chicken right? This is going to be my first recipe in my pot and I still can’t believe it cooks meat that fast!

    • Winona Rogers says

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      Hi Jessica, yes you are correct. You will need to cook the chicken in the Instant Pot before adding the broth, water, carrots, peas and biscuits. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

      • Jessica says

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        I appreciate your help! One last question, can I fit double this recipe in an 8 qt pot?

        • Crystal Waters says

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          Thanks Jean Taylor, for voicing a concern that came up for us as well. It’s completely normal to have these questions and it’s great that you felt comfortable sharing. We ended up adding too many peas and honestly, weren’t satisfied with the choppping job on the carrots. Usually, I think a dish could use more peas but that just didn’t translate to this recipe. Long story short, will this work in 8 quart instant pot? My children just LOVE this recipe and I want to make sure I can cook for all 8 of them at the same time. My husband never understands the effort that goes into this but he’s always happy to enjoy the result!

  6. Jean Taylor says

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    I made this for supper tonight and they are delicious. I didn’t add the veggies tho, as ‘some’ aren’t into those..lol It took 20 mins in all from start of me cutting, to depressurizing it, and ONE pan to clean up. It’s a keeper for sure.

  7. April Was in CA now MA says

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    Made this for dinner tonight and it was really good! My biscuits kind of clumped together, but it was easy to use the edge of my spatula to cut them into smaller pieces. Tasty and quick, I’ll be making this again and again. I stirred in a little half and half right before serving.

    • Winona Rogers says

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      Hi April, thank you for stopping by and letting me know how it turned out! I am glad you enjoyed it. Have a blessed day!

  8. Amy says

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    You told an earlier poster to add cream after cooking was done and just before serving, but the recipe doesn’t mention cream at all. About how much cream are you adding? Thank you for your time.

    • Winona Rogers says

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      I’m sorry for the confusion. This particular recipe does not call for cream, however, you could try adding cream of chicken or adding heavy whipping cream.

  9. alisa hannifan says

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    Hi! This looks so good! I was wondering if the timing would change if I use pre-cooked frozen chicken strips.
    Thanks!

    • Winona Rogers says

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      Hi Alisa, I have not tried it yet with pre-cooked frozen chicken strips. You will probably need to adjust the timing.

  10. Teresa Williams says

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    Is this recipe able to be doubled?

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