Craving an easy, comforting meal? Look no further than Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings! Chock full of tender chicken, fluffy dumplings, and colorful veggies, you will love this easy comfort food dinner!
Prep Time10 minutesminutes
Cook Time35 minutesminutes
Total Time45 minutesminutes
1medium onion, roughly chopped
3stalks celery, roughly chopped
3carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
½ to 1teaspoonCajun seasoning, depending on personal taste
A pinch of black pepper
2 ½cupschicken broth
1poundboneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
½cupfrozen peas, optional
1can, 10.5 ounces buttermilk biscuits, each biscuit cut into 8ths
½cupheavy whipping cream, or half and half
Parsley, for garnish
Using a 6 or 8-quart Instant Pot, set the device to SAUTE. Add butter, chopped onions, and kosher salt. Stir occasionally. Cook until onions are translucent, approximately 7 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
Next, add celery and carrots. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and black pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes. Then, turn off the Instant Pot. Add the chicken pieces and the chicken broth. Stir until combined. Lock the lid of the Instant Pot in place, and set the valve to “sealed.”
Then, cook on HIGH MANUAL PRESSURE for 3 minutes. Once done cooking, perform a quick release. Open the Instant Pot, turn the device to SAUTE again, and let the chicken and dumplings come to a simmer.
Next, add peas (if desired). Then, add each biscuit section to the liquid individually. Once all of the pieces have been added, push them gently into the simmering liquid and stir for about 5 minutes, or until the biscuits are cooked through. Finally, add the heavy cream and give one last stir.
Serve immediately and garnish with parsley.
Fridge: Place the chicken and dumplings in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Reheat: Place the desired portion in a saucepan over low heat and stir occasionally until cooked through. You can also microwave it.
Freezer: Pack cooled soup into freezer bags or freezer containers. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating. Instant Pot chicken and dumplings will keep for 3-4 months in the freezer.