Are you looking for the best instant pot chicken and dumplings recipe? Look no further! This instant pot soup recipe is creamy and delicious with easy homemade dumplings!
I love a good recipe for chicken and dumplings. I have made it using several different methods over the years. The first was using my trusty slow cooker. I made it many times that way. My only complaint was I would have to be home a couple hours before dinner to drop the dumplings into my crockpot.
The next way I tried was on the stove top. I shared the stovetop chicken and dumplings recipe during soup week a few years ago.
That recipe came out delicious, but I had to babysit it on the stove and come back and drop in the dumplings 1/2 way through. It was fine, but with three little kids, I would much rather be able to walk away for a while and do something else.
Enter the instant pot electric pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
This recipe for chicken and dumplings in the instant pot is the easiest, fastest, and tastiest way to make chicken and dumplings. It still takes a bit of prep work on the front end, but then you get to walk away. When you come back, you have a big batch of comforting chicken and dumplings.
There is no stopping 1/2 through to drop in the dumplings. There is no stirring. Just set it and walk away. Heck, you can even leave the house. Go on a bike ride with your kids, take a nap, read a book. Do something besides babysitting dinner on the stove.
Using Canned Soup
Although we are making the dumplings from scratch, this recipe does call for 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup. If you would rather avoid the processed stuff, you can make your own. I really like this recipe for homemade cream of mushroom soup from 100 Days of Real Food.
If you decide to go that route, I highly recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe and freezing the extra. That way, you have it on hand the next time you want to make chicken and dumplings in your pressure cooker.
Also, if you only have a different cream-based soup on hand (like cream of chicken soup or cream of celery), you can use those in place of the cream of mushroom soup.
How to Make Homemade Dumplings
Making homemade dumplings is incredibly easy. It takes only about 5 minutes and a handful of simple ingredients to make your own dumplings. I use this recipe for biscuit dough for my dumplings and they turn out perfect every time.
What if I don’t have an instant pot brand pressure cooker?
Do you have a different brand of pressure cooker? That’s okay! This recipe simply calls for cooking directly in your pot with the top off to brown the meat and then cooking on high pressure. This instant pot soup will cook the same way in your pressure cooker.
What if I Want to Use Canned Biscuits?
Do you want to make your instant pot chicken and dumplings with canned biscuits? You totally can! Just skip the step at the beginning for making the biscuit dough. Then, cut up your canned biscuits into 1-inch pieces and drop them on top as the directions state in the recipe.
Amount Per Serving Calories 598