Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya

You don’t have to be from the south to enjoy this Cajun Jambalaya dish! Packed FULL of flavor, this is going to become your favorite Instant Pot recipe!

Instant Pot Jambalaya

I’m not a Louisiana girl but I have tried some cajun food a time or two and have LOVED it! I thought I would try my hand at a jambalaya of my own, and let me tell ya – this is AMAZING!!

The fact that I can use my Instant POT is what makes this recipe a winner in my recipe book! If you don’t have an Instant Pot, this recipe can be adapted and made on the stovetop.

If you’re not into the spices that are in cajun dishes, you can adjust the seasonings for you and your family.

Here’s are the ingredients to make your own Cajun Jambalaya in your Instant Pot:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz andouille sausage
  • 5-6  boneless chicken tenders, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, diced seeds removed (the seeds carry ALOT of heat)
  • 1 tbsp. minced  garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz)
  • 2  cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz ( 16-20 )  cooked shrimp, thawed shells removed
  • Green onions diced for garnish

Chop the onion, peppers, jalapenos, and celery.

Then slice the andouille sausage and cut the chicken thighs into bite
sized pieces.

Set the Instant Pot to Saute and add the olive oil.

Allow it warm up for a few minutes.

Add the chopped chicken tenders to the Instant Pot to brown.

Brown for 3 minutes.

Stir so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

Turn the Instant Pot off.

Add the chicken broth to the instant pot to deglaze.

Add the onion, peppers, celery, garlic, jalapenos, salt, Cajun
seasoning, and thyme.

Stir to mix the vegetables and seasoning.

Add the rice and mix.

Add the can of tomatoes and stir to combine.

Put the lid on the Instant Pot and set it for Manual High Pressure for
8 minutes.

Once the pressure cooker has finished cooking let it rest for 5
minutes, then manually release the pressure.

Take the lid off and stir the cooked shrimp and sausage into the Instant Pot.

Replace the lid and let it rest for another 5 minutes to warm the
sausage and shrimp.

Serve sprinkled with green onions and serve!

What do you think? Is this a jambalaya dish that look easy enough and that you would be willing to try?

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