Instant Pot Jambalaya, a healthy jambalaya recipe made with brown rice, andouille chicken sausage, jumbo shrimp, chicken cutlets, lots of veggies and creole seasoning. Easy instant pot recipes are life.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 large bell pepper, diced
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 4 celery sticks, chopped
- 1 can (140z) diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons Creole seasonings
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 (12 oz) package al fresco smoked andouille chicken sausage, sliced
- 1/2 pound frozen jumbo shrimp, uncooked, peeled, deveined and tail off
- 1 pound chicken cutlets, uncooked
- Using “SAUTE” function on the instant pot, heat olive oil and sauté onions and bell pepper. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Stir in celery and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Press CANCEL on Instant Pot.
- Stir in canned diced tomatoes and juice, creole seasonings, parsley, brown rice, and chicken broth.
- Add frozen shrimp, chicken sausage and stir mixture. Then add chicken cutlets and submerge into liquid.
- Place lid on instant pot and turn leaver to SEALING, cook on MANUEL high temperature for 15 minutes. When finished cooking, QUICK RELEASE pressure on the Instant Pot before removing lid. Fluff with a fork and remove from heat, transfer jambalaya to a large bowl or platter so rice doesn’t overcook.
A few notes with cooking rice dishes in the Instant Pot.
Be sure that you press cancel after cooking the veggies and remove and “bits” that are stuck onto the bottom of the pot. Some instant pot models will give a burn notice if anything is “stuck” to the bottom of the pot, even if it’s not really burning.
This recipe calls for JUMBO shrimp and chicken CUTLETS, do not sub or shrimp may be overcooked and chicken may not cook fully if you use a thicker piece of chicken. This is why we love using cutlets in the instant pot when cooking rice dishes.
If you’re making this for kids or sensitive palates, feel free to throttle back on the creole seasonings. We like a full 2 tablespoons in this recipe but 1 tablespoon will be okay if you need to have less spice for kiddos.
- Category: One Pot
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American/ Creole