Instant pot Cajun Jambalaya

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  • Author: Laura
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


This Cajun Instant Pot Jambalaya Recipe is jam-packed with TONS of flavor, easy to make, and is perfect for your next big party. You will get sausage, chicken, tomatoes, peppers, rice, and more in every single bite.



  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz andouille sausage
  • 56 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 ( 1620 ) cooked shrimp, thawed shells removed
  • Green onions diced for garnish


  1. Chop the onion, peppers, jalapenos, and celery.
  2. Then slice the andouille sausage and cut the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces.
  3. Set the Instant Pot to Saute and add the olive oil.
  4. Allow it warm up for a few minutes.
  5. Add the chopped chicken tenders to the Instant Pot to brown.
  6. Brown for 3 minutes.
  7. Stir so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  8. Turn the Instant Pot off.
  9. Add the chicken broth to the instant pot to deglaze.
  10. Add the onion, peppers, celery, garlic, jalapenos, salt, Cajun seasoning, and thyme.
  11. Stir to mix the vegetables and seasoning.
  12. Add the rice and mix.
  13. Add the can of tomatoes and stir to combine.
  14. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and set it for Manual High Pressure for 8 minutes.
  15. Once the pressure cooker has finished cooking let it rest for 5 minutes, then manually release the pressure.
  16. Take the lid off and stir the cooked shrimp and sausage into the Instant Pot.
  17. Replace the lid and let it rest for another 5 minutes to warm the sausage and shrimp.
  18. Serve sprinkled with green onions.

  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: american