Instant Pot Jambalaya

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1 tbsp Canola oil
½ lb Smoked Sausage sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds , 1¾ cup slices
1 lb Chicken thighs boneless, skinless , about 4, cut into 1-inch pieces , 1½ cups pieces
2 ½ tsp Cajun seasoning divided
¾ cup Yellow onions chopped, from 1 medium onion
½ cup Celery chopped, from 1 large stalk
½ cup Green bell pepper chopped, from 1 small bell pepper
½ cup Red bell pepper chopped, from 1 small bell pepper
2 tsp Garlic minced, from 1 large garlic clove
3 cups Chicken broth
1 (14½-oz) can Diced tomatoes
2 cups Long grain rice uncooked
2 Bay leaf dried
1 tbsp Fresh thyme leaves
1 lb Shrimp medium, peeled, deveined raw
½ tsp Smoked Paprika
¼ tsp Kosher Salt
¼ tsp Black pepper
2 tbsp Parsley chopped, fresh flat-leaf
Scallions chopped, to taste

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Instant Pot Jambalaya


I love my instant pot and this Instant Pot Jambalaya recipe is one of my all time favorites. It’s quick and simple to make and the end result is a perfectly cooked delight! Jambalaya is a popular dish in Louisiana and consists mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. It makes a fantastic Mardi Gras meal.

Start by cooking sausage and chicken pieces in the Instant Pot. Remove and set to one side while you brown the onion, celery, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper. Add broth, diced tomatoes, rice, bay leaves, thyme, sausage, chicken and Cajun seasoning, stirring well to combine ingredients. Cook on high pressure. Once cooked, stir in seasoned shrimp and leave until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Stir in parsley and serve garnished with chopped scallions.

To make Instant Pot Jambalaya, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Instant Pot Jambalaya


Heat Instant Pot


Set the Instant Pot to the “Sauté” setting. Allow to heat on the high temperature setting for 5-8 minutes.


Cook sausage


Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil and ½ a pound of sliced smoked sausage and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until browned. Remove the cooked sausage with a slotted spoon and set to one side.


Cook chicken


Place 1 pound of chopped chicken thighs in the pot. Sprinkle with ½ a teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning. Cook while stirring for about 5 minutes until browned. Remove the cooked chicken pieces and set aside.


Add vegetables


Add ¾ cup of chopped yellow onion, ½ cup of chopped celery, ½ cup of chopped green bell pepper, and ½ cup chopped red bell pepper to the Instant Pot and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables soften. Add 2 teaspoons of minced garlic and cook while stirring constantly for about 1 minute.


Add remaining ingredients


Add 3 cups of chicken broth, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 2 cups of uncooked rice, 2 bay leaves, 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves, the cooked sausage and chicken and the remaining 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning. Stir well to fully combine ingredients.


Close and cook


Press CANCEL on the Instant Pot. Cover the pot with the lid and lock into place. Turn the steam release handle to the SEAL position. Select MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK on HIGH pressure for 7 minutes. (It will take 10 to 15 minutes to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)


Season shrimp


In a separate bowl, toss 1 pound of shrimp with ½ a teaspoon of smoked paprika, ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.


Add shrimp to pot


When the cooking stops, carefully turn the steam release handle to VENTING position, and let steam fully escape (float valve will drop). This will take around 3 - 4 minutes. Remove the lid from the cooker, and stir in the seasoned shrimp. Return the lid to the cooker, and let stand for 8 - 10 minutes until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.



Stir in the parsley and serve garnished with chopped scallions.

This Instant Pot Jambalaya is a fantastic recipe - quick and simple! Come back to leave a review below if you try this one.

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