Chicken and Cheater Dumplings - Instant Pot

Maggie M


This is my ancient recipe simply updated to be made in the Instant Pot.

I call them cheater dumplings because I use Bisquick mix rather than making them from scratch.

Super simple, basic ingredients, nothing fancy .. just the great natural flavor of the food.

We adore chicken and dumplings.

It is an all season dish for us and especially now that the Instant Pot doesn't heat up the kitchen!

It's one of those comfort foods that warms your soul as well as your tummy and we hope you will enjoy a big bowl of comfort soon.


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Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 1/2 c
    onions - chopped
  • 1 c
    carrots - cut into coins about 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 c
    celery sliced into pieces about 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 c
    fresh mushrooms- sliced about 1/4" thick ... optional if you don't like mushrooms
  • 1-2
    russet potatoes cut into cubes - the amount is up to you .. use 1 or 2
  • 1-2 c
    boneless skinless chicken cut into bite size pieces - we prefer thighs for the flavor but use what you like
  • 1-2 c
    water or chicken stock or broth
  • 1 tsp
    better than boullian roasted chicken - if you aren't using stock or broth
  • 1 c
    bisquick baking mix - or the brand you use
  • 1/2 c
    milk or cream
  • 1/2 c
    frozen peas
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste at serving time

How to Make Chicken and Cheater Dumplings - Instant Pot


  1. Set Instant Pot to saute.

    Add the butter and when it has melted toss in the onions, carrots, celery and mushrooms.

    Saute until the celery and onion are slightly soft.
  2. Add the potatoes and chicken to the Instant Pot and stir.

    Add the broth or water and Better Than Boullion and stir.

    Be sure that your ingredients are almost covered in liquid.
  3. Hit the cancel button, put on the lid, move the vent to seal.

    Press the pressure cooker button and set your time for 12 minutes.
  4. Prepare the dumplings. Put the mix into a small bowl then stir in the milk. Set aside.
  5. When the 12 minutes is up do a quick release.

    Hit the cancel button.

    Once the button drops remove the lid and add the frozen peas.

    Take note of your liquid level .. if you need more then add a bit more broth or even some milk at this point.

    Then begin dropping in the dumpling batter.
  6. Replace the lid then turn on slow cook and cook for 10 minutes. My timer won't go lower than 30 minutes on slow cook.

    When that 10 minutes is up do another quick release ..there won't be much pressure at all.

    Remove the lid, hit cancel then hit saute.

    Allow the ingredients to come to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Hit cancel .. let it sit for a couple of minutes then dish it up.

    Season as desired with salt and pepper.

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