Pressure Cooker Chicken and Dumplins

This week we were inundated with rain for the most of the week and I really needed a nice hearty comfort food dinner as I got soaked while at work. On the way home I passed a billboard for a certain chain restaurant that serves southern style comfort food and it hit me I wanted chicken and dumplins. Yes it is dumplins not dumplings.

Now since I work until 7pm and was already on my way home if I made traditional chicken and dumplin’s in a slow cooker dinner would be ready in time for tomorrow’s breakfast. So I got to thinking about my pressure cooker.

Pressure cookers cook by boiling the cooking liquid, such as water or broth, inside the pressure cooker and increasing the temperature inside. The pressure decreases cooking time and increases the flavor by infusing the food with the flavor of the steamed liquid. Over the past few years it seems as if there has been a resurgence in the popularity of pressure cookers. Many companies are making excellent multi function cookers like Instant Pot, Ninja and the one I have Cook’s Essentials.

As I said the cook time is greatly decreased with the pressure cooker so what would take several hours in the slow cooker this takes less than a half hour including prep time.

I start with removing the chicken from the refrigerator and patting them dry with a paper towel.

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I set my multi function cooker to brown and let it come up to temp and add 3 table spoons of butter to the cooker and let it melt.

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Meanwhile slice up the chicken into large bite size pieces and season liberally with salt and pepper.cutchicken

Once the butter in the cooker has melted and come up to temp add the chicken to the cooker to brown. Give an ocassional stir to brown the chicken all over. While the chicken is browning it is a great time to prep the veggies. Dice the onion and slice the celery.

Once the chicken is lightly browned add the chicken broth, onions, celery, thyme, white pepper and garlic powder.

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Give it a quick stir, secure the pressure lid set on high with a quick pressure release and cook for 8 minutes.

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While the pressure cooker is doing its thing it’s time to mix up the dumplins. In a medium bowl mix up 1 3/4 cup bisquick with 2/3 cup milk.

Once the pressure cooker has released the pressure remove the lid and turn the temp down to simmer add the corn and drop the dumplins by the spoonful into the cooker and let cook for 8-10 minutes.

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Once the dumplins have cooked stir in the heavy cream and serve topped with parsley.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 Tblsp butter
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 large stalks celery
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 3/4 cup Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

STEPS

  1. remove the chicken from the refrigerator and patting them dry with a paper towel
  2. set multi function cooker to brown and let it come up to temp and add 3 table spoons of butter to the cooker and let it melt
  3. slice up the chicken into large bite size pieces and season liberally with salt and pepper
  4. add the chicken to the cooker to brown
  5. dice the onion and slice the celery
  6. once the chicken is lightly browned add the chicken broth, onions, celery, thyme, white pepper and garlic powder
  7. secure the pressure lid set on high with a quick pressure release and cook for 8 minutes
  8. in a medium bowl mix up 1 3/4 cup bisquick with 2/3 cup milk
  9. once the pressure cooker has released the pressure remove the lid and turn the temp down to simmer add the corn and drop the dumplins by the spoonful into the cooker and let cook for 8-10 minutes
  10. stir in the heavy cream and serve topped with parsley








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