Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings: An easy recipe using canned biscuits that will help you have homemade chicken and dumplings in no time! Feel free to skip or add the vegetables!

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Can be made with or without vegetables!

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

You know how much I love good, warm and comforting dishes like casserole recipes, right? Well, a close runner up to casseroles is chicken and dumplings.

So I am super excited to have Elise from Elise Cellucci Photography + Film here again today, sharing her recipe with us!

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Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetables?

Fun note: She actually puts vegetables in her chicken and dumplings, and I love that idea! When I saw she did that, I started looking around and it looks like SO many of you do this! Genius!

Where I come from, we usually stick to chicken, dumplings and call it a day! But the addition of veggies makes so much sense, and actually reminds me of a pot-pie dish!

So Elise, welcome! We can’t wait to hear from you again… so let’s get to it!

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is an all-time favorite of mine. I loved it from the first time I had it.

What I did NOT like was how long it would take to make it. That is where the InstantPot came in handy as you’ll see below.

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

I grew up outside of Philadelphia where summer vacations were always down at the Jersey shore. I had a great uncle, Uncle Johnny, who use to manage a motel down there. When time allowed we would go visit him and he would comp us a room for a night or two if they were not busy.

The one year I went with my mom and my Aunt Anita… I was probably 17. We were checking up on my sister who was down there for senior week.

While spending time at the beach, relaxing by the pool, or walking the boardwalk was fun, the best part about the visit was Uncle Johnny’s cooking.

He was an Italian who would cook us delicious meals. Of course the first night we were there he made my favorite spaghetti and meatballs (that’s a fun recipe Natasha has).

But I remember the next night he made chicken and dumplings. It was my first time ever having it and I was hooked.

I do remember him cooking it all day and so excited to try it. So I begged my mom to make it when we got home, but she would only have time on the weekends because of the time it took.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

For years I have tried to recreate his recipe but in less time. With two little girls, I cannot spend more than 30 minutes making a recipe or my house is a mess.

Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker:

So for me, the best kind of cooking is setting it and walking away to let it do its magic for me like in a crock pot or Instant Pot. So I thought,

why not try it in the Instant pot since that’s all the rage right now?

So I did and now I can’t wait to share it with you so you can speed up your chicken and dumpling process too!

Cooking onions in the Instant Pot
Chicken in the instant pot
Canned biscuits in the instant pot
Chicken and dumplings with vegetables in the instant pot

Ingredients for Chicken and Dumplings

I promise most of the ingredients are probably already in your fridge or spice rack.

Ingredients for Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients like:

(Full instructions are in recipe card at the bottom of this post!)

  • Butter
  • Onions
  • Canned Biscuits
  • Chicken
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bay Leaf
  • Chicken Broth
  • Frozen peas and carrots, optional
  • Frozen green beans, optional
  • Heavy cream OR one tbsp of butter mixed with 3 tbsp of milk
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Jessica Burgess
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings: An easy recipe using canned biscuits that will help you have homemade chicken and dumplings in no time!
4.38 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 305 kcal


  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Onions
  • 5 biscuits Canned biscuits
  • 1 1/4 Pounds Chicken diced
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 leaves Bay Leaf
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Frozen pea and carrots optional
  • 1/4 cup Frozen green beans optional
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream OR one tbsp of butter mixed with 3 tbsp of milk


  • Cut biscuits into 6 equal sizes
  • Melt the butter in the Instapot on the sauté setting. Add the onion and stir until onions become translucent about 3-5 minutes. Turn off the sauté.
  • Add the chicken. Coat the onion and chicken with the flour till everything is coated.
  • Add bay leaves and salt and pepper.
  • Add bay leaves, salt and pepper, chicken broth, and biscuits.
  • Cover and select Pressure Cook from the settings and set the time to 8 minutes.
  • Once the 8 minutes are finished allow it to slow release for 10 minute.
  • After the 10 minutes, open the quick release button to let the remaining pressure out.
  • Add heavy cream or milk and butter mix and stir. If adding vegetables add frozen peas, carrots and green beans and stir till warmed. About 1-2 minutes.
  • Add salt, if need.
  • Serve



Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 4gCalories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 33gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 1373mgPotassium: 801mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2090IUVitamin C: 22.7mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword chicken and dumplings with canned biscuits, easy chicken and dumplings, instant pot chicken and dumplings
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What Did You Think?

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Thank you, Elise, for sharing this recipe with us, along with your carrot salad that everyone seems to love too!

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11 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

  1. Courtney O'Dell says:

    5 stars
    We loved this easy dinner – so creamy and delicious!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Courtney!! XOXO

  2. Anna says:

    5 stars
    My Grandma is a big fan of chicken and dumplings and she loved this soup!

  3. Trang says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe! I’m always looking for Instant Pot recipes!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, you bet! Thank YOU!

  4. Krissy Allori says:

    5 stars
    Such a clever use of canned biscuits! Thanks for the idea!

    1. Jessica says:

      Yes!! Anything easy is a-ok in my book! 🙂 Thank you Krissy!

  5. Becky Hardin says:

    5 stars
    Love how easy and delicious this is!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Becky!!

  6. Lisa says:

    This looks yummy! Can you use frozen biscuits?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Lisa! I’m not sure since I’ve never used frozen biscuits. I’m sorry! If you give it a try I’d love to hear how it was!

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