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Instant Pot® Chicken and Dumplings

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"I wanted the richness of long-simmered chicken stew, but without the fuss of using a whole chicken. This compromise, using boneless skinless chicken thighs with bone-in chicken breast, gave me the richness of flavor and ease of preparation I was looking for! It's basically chicken pot pie made in a pressure cooker rather than an oven."
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50 m servings 466
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. Pour the olive oil into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as an Instant Pot(R)) and select the Saute function. Cook onion, carrot, celery, and bay leaf until the vegetables are soft and the onion has turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth, chicken thighs, chicken breasts, thyme, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 9 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Carefully remove the chicken pieces with tongs and place them in a bowl to cool slightly; discard bay leaf.
  4. Mash butter with the flour to make a smooth paste; set aside.
  5. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl for the dumplings. Cut in cold butter until mixture is the texture of cornmeal. Stir in parsley and set aside.
  6. Shred cooled chicken and return to the pot. Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add peas and green beans. Stir in the flour-butter paste. Select Saute function to bring broth back to a boil.
  7. Pour buttermilk into the dumpling mixture and stir until combined. Drop the dumpling dough by heaping spoonfuls on top of the stew; a small cookie scoop works well.
  8. Cover pot with the lid, leaving the steam vent open. Select Slow Cooker function and simmer on Low, covered, until dumplings are cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. A skewer inserted in the center of a dumpling should come out clean.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you want to use this as a pot pie filling, decrease the chicken broth to 2 cups.
  • If you have a mini food processor, it's perfect for step 5. Transfer the flour-butter mixture to a bowl before proceeding.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 466 calories; 19.6 29.2 41.2 135 1055 Full nutrition

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the soup came out amazing. the issue I have is the fact that there are ingredients in the recipe that aren't on the list and there is no measurement for it such as buttermilk and parsley. there ...

The flavor is amazing! The dumplings melted out flat in the last step- not sure why, my fault I’m sure! But the flavor is perfect and I’d totally make it again.