Electric Pressure Cooker Chicken and Dumplings


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®. If you want to add additional veggies you could. Sometimes I add peas and carrots and even broccoli. Garnish with parsley, if you like.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 large chicken breast

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 4 cups chicken stock, divided

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages frozen dumpling wrappers

  • 2 cups cream of chicken soup

  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas and carrots (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. 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®). 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

358 Calories
6g Fat
58g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 1727mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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