Chicken and Dumplings
By :Pillsbury
Votes: 108
Rating: 4.75
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Butter, Chicken Breast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
5 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped peeled carrots
  • 2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth from 32-ounce carton
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can Pillsbury™ Grands! Southern Homestyle refrigerated Buttermilk biscuits 10.2 ounce, 5 biscuits
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Butter, Chicken Breast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
5 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped peeled carrots
  • 2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth from 32-ounce carton
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can Pillsbury™ Grands! Southern Homestyle refrigerated Buttermilk biscuits 10.2 ounce, 5 biscuits
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Votes: 108
Rating: 4.75
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  1. On Instant Pot™, select SAUTE; adjust to normal. Melt butter in insert. Add onions, poultry seasoning and salt; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Select CANCEL.
  2. Stir in celery and carrots. Stir in broth and chicken. Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 2 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve to VENTING to quick-release pressure.
  3. Meanwhile, separate dough into 5 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. Set Instant Pot™ to SAUTE, normal temperature. Stir in whipping cream; heat to simmering. Stir in biscuit pieces; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until dumplings are cooked through and liquid thickens.
Recipe Notes

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(No Title): For a fresh green garnish, top with chopped fresh English (flat-leaf) parsley.
(No Title): Take care to drop the biscuit pieces into the simmering liquid individually so that they don’t clump together.
(No Title): Kitchen Tested - 11/2017.

95 replies
  1. Kendra
    Kendra says:

    Omg! This was a hit! I will definitely make it again and its super easy. First recipe I made in my instant pot.

  2. Felisha_Contreras13
    Felisha_Contreras13 says:

    This recipe was absolute perfection!!! Totally worth a trip to the grocer store for all the ingredients!!! My husband LOVED it!!! He said “this recipe gives Cracker Barrel a run for its money.” The only down side was that it took quite a while to cut everything up, but the end result was worth it!!!

  3. Spotty Dog
    Spotty Dog says:

    Good base recipe. Added 1 can cream of chicken soup at the broth stage and flavour was very good and it thickened nicely at the end. It needs some black pepper I suggest at least 1/2 tsp. My wife not a dumpling fan this would also work well subbing mini potatoes added with the rest of the veg and chicken, also probably good over egg noodles or even with soda crackers.

  4. Kntrygurl
    Kntrygurl says:

    My little family loves this recipe. The only thing i do different than the recipe is flatten the dough before adding it to the pot.

  5. Kjithoo
    Kjithoo says:

    My family liked it. Said the taste was good but I felt it was to thick. Will use it as a base and just add my own twist to it.

  6. Lorine
    Lorine says:

    The base was excellent but I didn’t care for the biscuits – they were “slimy”. Next time I’ll try making actual dumplings that I make for stew, and drop them in tiny “lumps”.

  7. Sharon Mccann
    Sharon Mccann says:

    The taste was phenomenal. However, we felt the dumplings were too gooey. Will make again, but will try using a biscuit mix and dropping it on the simmering broth without stirring.

  8. ltsmith2010
    ltsmith2010 says:

    This was the quickest and most sought after version of chicken and dumplings my family has had. Its rare for my kids to eat this type of dish but they both got seconds! #noleftovers

  9. pavelhayes
    pavelhayes says:

    Quick to prep and cook and most importantly amazingly delicious. I did however substitute the Progresso chicken broth that was recommended with organic chicken broth

  10. Lucky1
    Lucky1 says:

    Very good recipe. Only think i didnt like was the biscuits where on the doughy side. Really easy to make and very tasty.

  11. Jaytay1216
    Jaytay1216 says:

    My 1st time using my IP!! This was easy and delicious! I made my own poultry seasoning, added mushrooms, a can of cream of celery in lieu of heavy whipping cream… yum!! I used the recommended biscuits but cooked them for 10 minutes since other reviews said they original timr left the dough undercooked. Cant wait to make it again!!

  12. Hondo2934
    Hondo2934 says:

    Very tasty! And savory! It doubles well. Added the “dumplings” while maintaing a boil, then cut back and added a total of 10 min. Dumplings were cooked and not doughy.

  13. Spydergerm
    Spydergerm says:

    Turned out delicious. Used pancake mix to make the dumplings. Entire dish was gone by the end of dinner. I did dice up some bacon and saute it before the adding the onions in step one. Yum!

  14. JGarvey
    JGarvey says:

    Delicious! My 2nd recipe in my new 3 quart mini (halved the recipe). Used a bit more than the called for broth (and used bone broth) because of some comments that it was too thick. Worked perfectly. Instead of poultry seasoning, used Herbs de Provence, and added some nutmeg and pepper. Cooked the biscuits closer to 8 or 9 minutes, also based on comments. Also kept turning saute on and off to keep it from boiling. But very easy and we really loved it!

  15. Angiejonesgirl
    Angiejonesgirl says:

    So delicious, but I did use 4 cups of broth instead of two and probabky more chicken and more veg haha i also seasoned with a few more things than suggested. The whole gamimy loved it. I used regular pilsbury biscuits and just used two to make one and cutninto 4 instead of 8. Overall i recommend it!

  16. says:

    Super quick and easy! Turned out delicious. Next time Im going to try a little less chicken and a little more biscuits. I love love love my Instant Pot. I never loved to cook like I do now!!!

  17. Sarah Stephenson
    Sarah Stephenson says:

    Just made this today and the family loved it. Instead of chopping carrots and celery i used a bag of frozen mixed veggies. Turned out really good.

  18. Chihuahua
    Chihuahua says:

    Made today, on favs list. I’ll make my own dumplings next time though. Did add 1/2tsp black pepper. Perhaps a cup or two of diced red spuds as well.

  19. Barfield
    Barfield says:

    We ended up adding potatoes, green beans, and broccoli instead of doing chicken! It turned out great and our 2 yo ate 2 bowls of it!

  20. Kerry Batten
    Kerry Batten says:

    Easy to make! Easier to eat! Was very tasty… Might need a little more chicken but dumplings (biscuits) cooked very well

  21. JKBibs01
    JKBibs01 says:

    My first meal in the IP. Super easy to understand the recipe. This tasted wonderful. I doubled the chicken broth and heavy whipping cream to make a soupier meal. My family loved it!!

  22. says:

    Turned out great! My 5 year old loved it as well. Didn’t seem to have an issue with dumplings being gummy or slimy like previous reviews but did not stir them until about 4-5 min. in to cooking them and also simmered for about 10 min. instead of 4-6 min. Did add can of cream of chicken and 2 tsp chopped garlic to the original recipe. Will make again for sure.

  23. LyndaZ
    LyndaZ says:

    I added frozen peas when I added the bisquite dough. Added color and taste. I’d cook the dough a little longer than stated, still seemed a bit raw. Overall, we enjoyed it. So easy and hearty too.

  24. tiggerinak
    tiggerinak says:

    Workaholicpanda… Melt the butter in the IP insert pan. Use the saute function and just drop your butter in to melt it.

    Including prep time this took longer than 40 minutes. I also let it simmer for 10 minutes instead of 4-6 to allow the biscuits to cook longer. Still easy to assemble and walk away though.

  25. tiggerinak
    tiggerinak says:

    Takes longer than 40 minutes when including prep time for chopping veggies, etc but still easy. A little bland whej done but nothing some “salt and pepper to taste” doesnt fix. Need to fine tune the dumplings. Cooked them for 10 minutes and they were still a little gooey on the outside but overall a good recipe. We will be making this one again.

  26. Brittjacobson
    Brittjacobson says:

    My favorite instapot recipe. I make my own dumplings and usually use milk instead of whipping cream. Delicious!

  27. charletteps
    charletteps says:

    This recipe is delicious, easy to make and everyone in my family loved it. It’s comfort food for sure!

  28. LongFamily
    LongFamily says:

    My family loves this recipe. They have 2nd and 3rd helpings!! It is soooo easy to make too. I use a full can of biscuits and change up the veggies depending on what I have.

  29. Shortstuff4104
    Shortstuff4104 says:

    Definitely easy to make and its delicious. Instead of 5 biscuits cut up I used 4 and baked 4 in the oven which i put on top at the end. Cook time was closer to 30 minutes but worth it.

  30. brnicutie
    brnicutie says:

    My first time making chicken and dumplings. It was amazing. I highly recommend this recipe.

  31. mrs7orres
    mrs7orres says:

    First time using my instant pot tonight! Tried this as my first recipe! It was easy and delicious!

  32. drfrazure4
    drfrazure4 says:

    Got my IP yesterday, made this today. So good! My daughter called it “the inside out chicken pot pie” meal.

  33. says:

    This is so easy to make, and oh-so delicious!! Great way to get my son to eat veges — its chock full of carrots, celery & onion! Making it tonight for dinner.

  34. Sirvio70
    Sirvio70 says:

    Love this dish! Notice i didnt say ‘recipe’??? Lol! Because i strayed from it…I diced up as much vegetables as i saw fit, I used chicken legs & thigh boiled skinless in water. (Had no breasts available)I shredded the chicken. I used a entire 1 tsp of salt instead of 1/2, I used the entire can of biscuits cut in 4’s, and I strained the water from the chicken to use instead of chicken broth. I also added the can of cream of chicken. Came out DELICIOUS! Just not enough! Will be making again!!

  35. Anniemac986
    Anniemac986 says:

    Absolutely delicious!!! Went a little off the recipe and added more veggies and seasoning.

  36. Danae22johnson
    Danae22johnson says:

    So i added pepper, garlic (cause it goes in everything around here), and Better Than Bouillion Roasted Vegetable and AMAZING!!!! Definaetly a leftover meal ill eat and i hate left over!

  37. Reneeb702
    Reneeb702 says:

    It comes out amazing! I let the dumplings cook for 10 mins and they come out perfect!!!

  38. Airwave1206
    Airwave1206 says:

    I just made this last night in the 8qt pot. I doubled the chicken stock and the cream. I use a 8 count biscuit. I truly surprised me on how good it came out.

  39. mperry32788
    mperry32788 says:

    This was delicious!! I added extra dumplings because I didn’t want to waste any and I used the Grands flaky rolls because thats what was in my fridge

  40. sgerman30
    sgerman30 says:

    Fantastic recipe! Such a hearty meal! I love how filling it is! Perfect perfect perfect for a cold Winter night!!♥️

  41. Momof2boyz
    Momof2boyz says:

    I made this last night. Flavor is very good. I did increase the chicken, added frozen carrots and peas, increased the chicken broth as well, and used 8 biscuits. It was a bit liquidy so I added cornstarch to thicken it up. It did take a bit longer to make. I would say close to an hour. I will definitely make this again.

  42. KaylaMull84
    KaylaMull84 says:

    We altered it some to save calories and the taste was magnificent!
    We used olive oil instead of butter( 1 tsp) , and better than boullion low sodium for the broth.
    We will definately make this often!

  43. Meg
    Meg says:

    Tried the recipe and while it tastes good my poor dumplings became one with the broth lol guess that’s what I get for using a biscuit mix instead XD

  44. Evagildee
    Evagildee says:

    Very good. I would have liked the celery cooked a little bit more, so next time I will sauté it with the onions a little bit. I did add a little extra salt and pepper. Maybe just a skosh more chicken next time. Don’t worry, the liquid will thicken up with the cream and biscuits. Cook the biscuits until that magic moment when it thickens just right. Enjoy!

  45. deedeelamberti
    deedeelamberti says:

    Quick, easy, and the family loves it! I have 2 kids under 3 yrs and need healthy tasty meals that leaves leftovers, which this recipe delivers.

  46. JanieJo717
    JanieJo717 says:

    Absolutely love this recipe. So easy yet tasty. I add more – peas & cubed potato for thickening – but it’s good no matter how you make it. I freeze portions for my mom & it’s her favorite!

  47. Ben
    Ben says:

    So. This ruled and was delicious, especially for someone who has cooked less than 20 times in his bachelor life. But I was informed by many Southerners that it is not, in fact, chicken & dumplings because of the presence of carrots & celery, but instead a casserole? Either way it was amazing and I am very thankful and it was the best thing I have cooked. But, ruling here?

  48. Oldgoat
    Oldgoat says:

    I’m a pretty good home cook and then I bought an Instant Pot. No clue how to use it, so read the manual and then looked for our supper. My prep time took longer than the cook time! Lol
    My family went gaga over their supper!
    This will be a home fav and next time I’m doubling the recipe. The leftovers will have double the flavour.
    Thank you so much!

  49. says:

    So the “dumplings” don’t cook through on just sautè. They stay very raw doughy. Have to reboil in stove top to get them cooked.

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