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Let’s talk about something amazing that I made the other day. This Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya is the best Instant Pot meal I’ve ever made. I won’t say it’s simple to make because it does take some dedication. I think you’ll love it though.

If you’ve ever had any type of jambalaya, then you know that it’s a dish created with love. When you make this, make sure you carve out enough time! Let’s get started on making this dish, shall we?

instant pot jambalaya

INSTANT POT CAJUN JAMBALAYA

I simply love that this dish is made with so many fresh ingredients. It’s always fun to see how a dish can come together with fresh meat and veggies. I adore all of the different spices in this dish too.

When you put it all together, it tastes amazing too. Serve with your favorite glass of juice and you’ll have one amazing dinner! 

Don’t you just love one-pot dishes? It’s amazing how the Instant Pot has made everything so simple to put together. You can cook everything together and serve it all at once. I see a lot of one-pot dishes in my life. 

Instant Pot Cajan Jambalaya Ingredients

  • 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
  • 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
Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya

How to Make Cajan Jambalaya 

Chop the onion, peppers, jalapenos, and celery. 

Next 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 to warm up for a few minutes. Add the chopped chicken tenders to the Instant Pot to brown.

Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya

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.

Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya

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.

Every time I make this, I just can’t wait to dig in. The shrimp is my favorite part of this. Although I haven’t always been a shrimp lover, this dish makes me want to eat it every single day. So yummy. 

Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya

I hope you enjoy this dish as much as my family does. You can beat a dish made in the Instant Pot.

I feel as though dinners at my house are different now that we have an Instant Pot. 

Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya

Other Instant Pot Dishes to Enjoy 

Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya

Are you ready for something delicious? This Instant Pot Cajun Jambalaya is where it's at!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 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

Instructions

    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 to 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.

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