Are you looking for an easy and delicious chicken and dumplings recipe? Look no further than this Instant Pot Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings Recipe! This easy recipe is simple to follow and is perfect for a cozy winter dinner in your pressure cooker. Give it a try today!
Homemade chicken and dumplings is a classic comfort food dish that can be tricky to make.
This recipe takes all of the guesswork out of making chicken and dumplings. You’ll have a delicious, hearty meal on the table in no time – it’s an easy chicken meal for sure!
This Instant Pot Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is sure to become a family favorite. The creamy sauce is extra-tasty, and the dumplings are cooked perfectly. This is a great recipe that you will love – and the best thing is that this delicious dish be done in less than one hour!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon Better than Bouillion Chicken flavor
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
Chicken and Dumplings
- 1 lb frozen chicken tenderloins
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Salt (to taste)
- Black Pepper (to taste)
What is the best way to shred chicken?
The best way to shred chicken is with a fork or a handheld mixer. We also like to use our bear claw shredders.
Can I make this recipe with fresh chicken?
Yes, you can make this recipe with fresh chicken. Just skip the chicken cooking portion and just bring everything to a boil on saute, including the chicken broth. You could also use rotisserie chicken.
What if I don’t have better than Boullion – what can I use?
If you don’t have better than bouillon, you could use a teaspoon of poultry seasoning.
Can you use biscuit dough for the chicken and dumplings?
While we think homemade is best, you could definitely use refrigerated biscuit dough when you have a time crunch.
Can I use chicken thighs instead of tenderloins?
Yes, you could do this. You will need to increase the cooking time of the chicken, though.
Can I use heavy cream instead of milk?
Yes – I would use 3/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup water.
What are dumplings?
Dumplings are a southern staple made of flour and a few other pantry staples. They are like thick and fat noodles, and they are absolutely delicious! They shouldn’t be confused with Chinese dumplings, which are completely different.
- Mix ingredients together into a ball.
- Flour surface
- Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness with a rolling pin and cut into squares using a pizza cutter
Chicken and Dumplings Directions
- Add chicken tenderloins and chicken broth to the Instant Pot
- Cook for 7 minutes on manual high pressure
- Quick release the pressure when the timer goes over
- Remove chicken and shred; set aside in a bowl
- To the hot broth, add milk, sugar, salt, pepper and butter and mix well
- Bring to light boil using the saute function set to low and add in in the pieces of dough for the dumplings for 15-20 minutes until you have nice and fluffy dumplings
- Season with additional salt and pepper if needed
- Add chicken back in and serve.
What Instant Pot do you use?
We use the 6-quart Instant Pot for this recipe, however, you can definitely use an 8 quart!
How do you reheat Cracker Barrel’s chicken and dumplings?
We recommend reheating chicken and dumplings on the stove over medium heat until warmed through. You can also reheat them in the Instant Pot on saute mode.
How long does it take to steam dumplings in an Instant Pot?
It takes about 15-20 minutes to steam dumplings in an Instant Pot.
What else can I add to this recipe?
You could also add some chopped carrots, celery, and onion to this recipe. We like to add a little bit of everything to our Instant Pot meals! Bacon bits might also be a delicious addition to this recipe.
Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker?
Yes, you can make this recipe in a slow cooker. Crock pot chicken and dumplings is delicious! Just cook the chicken on high for 4 hours in chicken brothor on low for 6-8 hours. Then, add the remaining ingredients and the dumplings and cook on high for 30 minutes or until they are cooked through. It should taste just as delicious as the original recipe!
Can I make this recipe gluten free?
Yes, you can make this Instant Pot Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings Recipe gluten free. Just use a gluten free flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour and make sure your other ingredients are also gluten free.
What would be good sides to serve with this dish?
We think green beans, mashed potatoes, and cornbread would be great sides to serve with Instant Pot Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings.
How long will this recipe last in the fridge?
This Instant Pot Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings Recipe will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Can I freeze this recipe?
Yes, you can freeze Instant Pot Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings. Just place them in a freezer safe container and they will last for 3-4 months.
How should you store the leftovers?
Store the leftovers in a fridge safe container for 3-4 days.
More Recipes You May Enjoy:
- Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
- Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
- Easy Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
This copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings Recipe made in the Instant Pot is a delicious and easy winter dinner that the entire family will love! Give this quick meal a try today!