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chicken and dumplings in the Instant Pot pressure cooker with ladle

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

When a recipe like Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings is not only hugely popular but also hugely delicious then it's also deserving of a new version that makes it super fast in the pressure cooker! These Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings taste just like the ones you know and love but come together for a quick dinner in no time!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 505kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ¾ cups mushrooms cut to bite size pieces
  • ¾ cups carrots peeled and cut to bite sized pieces
  • ½ cups yellow onion cut to bite size pieces
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¾ cups corn I used frozen
  • ¾ cups peas I used frozen
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb dried gnocchi
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2TBSP of water, for later


  • Add chicken to pressure cooker along with veggies (not frozen ones), broth and seasonings
  • Cover and set to manual high pressure for 12 minutes
  • Allow 10-15 minutes natural pressure release then quick release remaining
  • Remove chicken and shred
  • Switch pot to saute
  • Stir in frozen veggies, cream, gnocchi and cornstarch mixture
  • Add chicken back in and simmer until sauce is thickened


Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4465IU | Vitamin C: 16.4mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 6.5mg