Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

"Love my Instant Pot, and here's one more reason! This yummy soup takes just minutes, but tastes like it was simmered for hours!"
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Ready In:
12 Cups




  • Place your pressure cooker on HIGH or BROWN and heat up the butter. Season your chicken (poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and oregano (or thyme if you have it) ) and brown.
  • Add in the onion, celery, carrots, chicken stock and a pinch of salt, pepper. Lock your pressure cooker and cook on HIGH for 8 minutes.
  • MAKE YOUR Dumplings Mix: Whisk together Bisquick, milk, and parmesean cheese. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. (We also added a little oregano in there – optional).
  • Perform a quick release. Let all the steam out. Take off top.
  • Set the pressure cooker back to high. Add in your corn and let simmer. Leave the lid off.
  • Grab a spoon and drop in your dumplings into the bubbling pressure cooker until entire batter is in pot. Let dumplings simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remember to keep the lid off.
  • Turn off the heat. When you are ready to serve, stir in your cream. Add some more salt and pepper (to taste) and ENJOY.

Questions & Replies

  1. For the set where you add your corn and it says to leave the cooker set to "high" do you mean put it on a high sauté setting or is that a pressure cook "high" setting but you cook with the lid off? New to this type of cooking. Don't see how a "high" pressure cook setting with the lid off will do anything. Looks great otherwise- thanks! (And it would be great if you could edit the original recipe to reflect the corrections needed to complete your directions, if possible.)
  2. When you say "brown" the chicken, are we talking just the outside or cooked all the way through? It sounds like a ridiculous question when I ask it, but I know that the IP does most of the cooking under pressure.
  3. Do I cook a reduced amount for a different period of time?
  4. Is the chicken breast frozen or thawed?
  5. Are the measurements for the herbs for fresh or dry bers?


  1. Where is the corn in the ingredients??
  2. This recipe needs to be revised, it's only about half complete.
  3. Hello everyone, Learning to be a stay at home Dad at 46?..The Insta Pot is Awesome! The recipe was quite hot, even for me. I would recommend ditching the cayenne or at least reducing to a pinch. I also used fresh thyme in the suggested quantity which overpowered all... I am quick to take the blame upon myself for not having done my usual thing when it comes to adding spices to slowly and gradually build them up to suit our taste..but on this occasion I followed the recipe to a T and after being served I found myself quickly removing everyone's helpings from the table shortly after the Cayenne started taking effect but not before witnessing some choice facial expressions from the wife and 20 min. later we were having Wednesday pizza night on Tuesday!..Dad's 1st Insta Pot kitchen Flop made for some good fun and even extended our table time Wednesday's menu? Chicken Chili...Baha!! is short. GB
  4. I just made this and it is delicious! I mixed up the spices (I omitted the poultry seasoning!) and sprinkled them on the chicken and veggies. I saved the rest for the next pot I make. I added peas instead of corn. I also took out the cooked chicken and diced it up.
  5. I replaced the corn with 1/2 cup of frozen sweet peas & omitted basil & cayenne. I cooked my dumplings uncovered for 10 minutes, then added peas, closed & locked kid & simmered covered for an other 5 minutes. The result is lighter, fluffier dumplings that can gently be removed with slotted spoon, partially set aside while I stir in the heavy cream to warm before serving.


  1. Corn is mentioned in the directions but is not listed in the ingredients list.
  2. I've read reviews of this recipe and realize I didn't talk about prep for carrots, celery, onion or chicken! Sorry guys! I rough chopped all of these (about 3/4 inch slices) but left the chicken breasts in bigger chunks, about 2 inch cubes. Thanks for commenting, and so glad you enjoyed the recipe!
  3. While corn is mentioned, I usually omit that in mine. Also, the amount of cayenne is to taste. If 1 full teaspoon seems too potent, reduce to 1/2.
  4. Per reviews, I see that corn is mentioned in the directions but not the ingredients. That's because I took this recipe and made it my own by adding and subtracting some stuff...corn would be something I've never put in. Also, I usually half the amount of cayenne. ??
  5. Delicious! The best I have tried for Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings. I skipped the oregano and basil, and added peas, not corn. 1/8 t. cayenne pepper was plenty for me. For the dumplings, I set my Instant Pot on Saute, Low setting. I added the dumplings after bringing it to a boil, then cooked them 5 minutes with lid off, followed by 5 minutes with lid on.



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