Chicken & Dumplings in the Ninja Foodi

This easy & delicious chicken & dumplings is the perfect quick meal that will please the whole family!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken & Dumpling Recipe, Easy Chicken & Dumplings in the Ninja Foodi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Time to pressure 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 338kcal
Author Louise



  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup celery about 2 stalks
  • 1 cup carrots about 2 carrots
  • 1 onion sweet or vidalia
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper course ground or fresh cracked
  • 3 cups chicken cooked, any type of chicken is fine
  • 8 cups chicken bone broth
  • 2 cups cream of celery soup recipe is in the post

For the Homemade dumplings

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup butter cut into small pieces and frozen
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme leaves fresh or 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 cup half and half


  • Cut the celery into 1/2" pieces. Slice the Carrots into 1/2" slices. Dice the onion into 1/2" dice
  • Turn the NInja Foodi on high sear/saute. Add butter, onions, celery, and carrots. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of cut up chicken. Saute for 1-2 minutes and add in chicken bone broth
  • Add in cream of celery soup and do not stir. Put the pressure lid on and turn the valve to seal. Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes. When the time is up, immediately release the pressure and turn the Ninja Foodi to sear/saute on medium.

Homemade Dumplings

  • Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add salt and baking powder. Stir to combine
  • Cut in the small pieces of butter with a pastry cutter until the flour mixture resembles course crumbles.
  • Remove the thyme leaves from the stem and add into the flour mixture.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour and add sour cream and half and half. Stir just until the liquid combines with the flour mixture and forms a loose dough. If it is dry and really crumbly, add 1 tsp of half and half at a time until it comes together and is no longer crumbly.
  • Dump the dough onto a clean work surface and fold the dough until all loose crumbs are incorporated, you don't want to knead it.
  • Fold the dough towards you and turn 90° and fold again towards you. Do this until the dough is combined. Roll into a log.
  • Break off dime size pieces and add to rapidly simmering broth. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through. Take one out and give it a taste, if it tastes floury or doughy, let simmer another few minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!



Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3375IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg