This delicious and comforting Southern chicken and dumplings recipe will have you coming back for more. It's simple to make and can be thrown together in no time using your Instant Pot(R). If you want to add additional veggies you could. Sometimes I add peas and carrots and even broccoli. Garnish with parsley, if you like.

Chef Tovia Gartenberg
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Season chicken with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Combine chicken breast and 2 cups stock in an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Close and lock the lid. Turn on the pressure cooker and select Stew function. Set timer for 25 minutes. Allow time for pressure to build, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Set pressure cooker to Saute function and allow broth to come to a boil. Shred chicken meat using 2 forks.

  • Add frozen dumpling wrappers to the broth, stirring often to prevent sticking together. Add shredded chicken, cream of chicken soup, and remaining stock to the pressure cooker. Add salt and pepper to taste. Close and lock the lid and set pressure cooker to Stew function. Set timer for 10 minutes. Allow time for pressure to build, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock lid; stir in peas and carrots and allow to sit until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you're not in a hurry, it's best to allow the spices to sit on the chicken for 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; 6.1 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 1727 mg sodium. 58 g carbohydrates; 17.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
Delicious easy weeknight recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
Delicious easy weeknight recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
Delicious easy weeknight recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2018
This is very tasty and fairly easy to make. This was also my first time using the Instant Pot so it's a learning process. I should have turned the pot off of saute sooner than I did because I burned some of the dumplings on the bottom once I put it back on stew. My pot said BURN so I knew to stop it cooking and check it. Thus the dish was not ruined and tasted great. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2018
We weren t able to find the frozen dumplings at our local grocery store so we substituted those for some buttermilk biscuits and cut them up into 1/8ths. Our pressure cooker gave us a burn error in the 3rd step but it all worked out just fine. This recipe is Definitely going in our recipe book and a great starter for beginner pressure cookers like us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2018
What a great recipe!! My husband loves it!! So easy and tasty!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2019
I was amazed how easy and delicious it turned out to be. Huge success for dinner with my family which includes a 2yr old and a 5yr old! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2019
Amazing recipe & one of our most favorites!!! After making it many times I ve made some tweaks that made it just right for us - I use low sodium chicken broth instead of stock for more flavor and I use 4 cups of broth 2 cans of cream of chicken. Also turning the instant pot to saute while placing the dumplings/wonton wrappers in only causes them to clump & burn to the bottom more. I turn the instant pot off for this step put the shredded chicken back in add the sliced wonton wrappers next stir and then stew again. Delish! If you re unable to find frozen dumpling wrappers in your local store you can use wonton wrappers. I buy the fresh refrigerated pack in the produce section then slice them into thick strips similar to an egg noodle. (I still haven t managed to find dumpling wrappers at any of the 4 different chains I ve checked locally) Read More