Pure comfort food! It's easy to make Instant Pot chicken and dumplings with this simple, flavorful recipe. Chicken and drop dumplings cook with potatoes, peas and carrots in a richly flavorful broth.
I have to admit, I was surprised by how easy this recipe for Instant Pot chicken and dumplings is. Dumplings are a little bit intimidating, right? But it turns out that homemade drop dumplings are easy to make and even easier to love.
How to Make Homemade Drop Dumplings
- Mix together flour, baking powder and salt
- Stir in milk and melted butter
- Drop tablespoons of batter into a simmering broth
That's it! Put the lid on the Instant Pot, and the dumplings cook with the chicken, veggies and broth in just 8 minutes.
A One-Pot Meal in Your Instant Pot
Chicken and dumplings is a one-pot meal that cooks quickly and easily in your Instant Pot. Here's how you make the whole meal, including the dumplings.
- Saute onion, garlic, carrot, celery and poultry seasoning
- Add chicken broth, chicken breasts or thighs, potatoes and bay leaf
- Bring to a simmer
- Drop dumpling batter into the broth
- Seal the lid, cook on high pressure for 8 minutes
- Stir in peas, shred chicken
What I Love About This Recipe
This is pure comfort food! The shredded chicken, the melt-in-your mouth potatoes and carrots, the soft dumplings....they come together quickly into a bowl of deliciousness.
What I love best about my Instant Pot chicken and dumplings is the broth. As the dumplings and potatoes cook, they release starch that makes the broth thick and creamy. There's no need to add cream or cornstarch to this recipe to thicken the broth.
Common Questions About Chicken and Drop Dumplings
Yes, both chicken breasts and boneless chicken thighs work well in this recipe. Use whichever you like best! The cooking time is the same for both.
No, it' not necessary to cut up the chicken before it goes in the Instant Pot. I prefer cooking whole chicken breasts or thighs then shredding the meat after it's cooked. It's easier than dealing with raw chicken.
Try using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. Cake flour is low protein flour that's milled into a fine consistency, which makes baked goods lighter and fluffier.
Sure can, I've made a vegetarian version several times and love it. Just omit the chicken and add 1 or 2 more carrots and potatoes to bulk up the soup. Also, use vegetable broth. Fresh herbs, like chives or parsley, would also be a nice addition to the finished dish.
You can! Follow the vegetarian advice above, and then also use vegetable oil or vegan butter instead of regular butter for both the dumplings and to saute the veggies. You can sub in non-dairy milk for regular milk in the dumpling batter.
Poultry seasoning is usually a blend of finely ground dried thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and nutmeg. If you can't find it in the spice aisle, then just use your favorite seasoning blend.
More Chicken Recipes
- Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
- Baked Chicken Fajita Pasta
- Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
- Sheet-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Cauliflower
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