- 1 tbsp Canola oil
- ½ lb Smoked Sausagesliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds , 1¾ cup slices
- 1 lb Chicken thighsboneless, skinless , about 4, cut into 1-inch pieces , 1½ cups pieces
- 2 ½ tsp Cajun seasoningdivided
- ¾ cup Yellow onionschopped, from 1 medium onion
- ½ cup Celerychopped, from 1 large stalk
- ½ cup Green bell pepperchopped, from 1 small bell pepper
- ½ cup Red bell pepperchopped, from 1 small bell pepper
- 2 tsp Garlicminced, from 1 large garlic clove
- 3 cups Chicken broth
- 1 (14½-oz) can Diced tomatoes
- 2 cups Long grain riceuncooked
- 2 Bay leafdried
- 1 tbsp Fresh thymeleaves
- 1 lb Shrimpmedium, peeled, deveined raw
- ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
- ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
- ¼ tsp Black pepper
- 2 tbsp Parsleychopped, fresh flat-leaf
- Scallionschopped, to taste
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:
Steps to make Instant Pot Jambalaya
Heat Instant Pot
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
Close and cook
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.