Chicken Soup with Buttermilk Dill Dumplings

Overview of chicken soup with buttermilk dill dumplings on top of a cloth napkin


  • 1 tbsp. oil 
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast and/or thighs, boneless, skinless 
  • 6 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 cups of buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1 tsp. dill
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 bunch of kale, chopped, stems removed
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in Instant Pot on saute function. Add onion, celery, and carrots to oil and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and turn off saute function. 
  2. Add chicken to Instant Pot. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken stock and cook on high pressure for 13 minutes. Quick-release the steam and pressure on the Instant Pot. Remove chicken from Instant Pot and shred meat. Set chicken aside. 
  3. Add kale to the hot chicken stock and stir. Mix together pancake mix and dill in a mixing bowl. Add butter and milk and mix until just incorporated. Take a spoon and drop batter by the spoonful into the hot chicken stock. Seal up Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Quick-release the steam and pressure again. 
  4. Add chicken back to soup and serve immediately.