Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in under 20 minutes for a dinner that everyone will enjoy.  It is packed with Cajun flavor and loaded with delicious sausage, chicken and more for an amazing meal.

Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in minutes for a dinner that everyone will love. It's packed with Cajun flavor and tasty meat for an amazing meal.

Instant Pot Jambalaya 

This is one of those recipes that can literally be thrown together in minutes. We love cooking Instant Pot Jambalaya on busy weeknights.

Everyone can enjoy a fabulous meal with very little effort. The Cajun seasoning gives it the best flavor.

The chicken and sausage get so tender and your family will think it was slow cooked all day! The instant pot is amazing and you can get dinner on the table fast on crazy evenings.

What is Jambalaya?

It is a cross between a soup and a stew and just so yummy. All the flavors blend together and it is SO good!

It has just the perfect amount of heat but it isn’t too spicy. The entire family loved it and the kids gobbled it up.

Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in minutes for a dinner that everyone will love. It's packed with Cajun flavor and tasty meat for an amazing meal.

What should I serve with jambalaya?

You can serve it over rice or serve rice in it. However you decide to serve it, it is such an easy and delicious dinner idea.

We also love to serve the jambalaya with warm bread on the side. Grab a loaf from the bakery or make these easy Homemade Dinner Rolls.

You will want something to dip in the jambalaya and get very last drop. Yum!

Instant pot jambalaya pasta is another yummy idea and tastes great with pasta!

If you are watching your carbs, try Instant Pot jambalaya no rice recipe. It is just as good and you really don’t have to serve with rice.

Another idea is Instant pot jambalaya cauliflower rice. This is really tasty and easy if you are eating low carb but still want the texture of rice in a meal.

How do you cook jambalaya in a pressure cooker?

The beauty of this recipe is the instant pot is so fast but the flavor tastes like it was slow cooked all day. You literally throw everything in the pressure cooker and dinner is ready in just minutes.

It is so easy and simple. It is so nice to come home to dinner ready and waiting.

Weekdays get so crazy and dinner time can be a source of chaos and stress around here. Simple meals like this  make dinner a breeze and we can enjoy having a meal as a family.

What does this instant pot Jambalaya Recipe Taste like?

This recipe is the best comfort food. All the delicious chicken and sausage added with the tomatoes and spices make such a yummy meal.

The entire family enjoys this and that is a mom win for sure! Give this a try and let us know how you like it.

My kids literally devoured it which says a lot. They can be picky.

Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in minutes for a dinner that everyone will love. It's packed with Cajun flavor and tasty meat for an amazing meal.

Tips to make Pressure Cooker Jambalaya even easier:

Learn how to freeze rice and make dinner even more quick and simple. We love serving this jambalaya recipe over rice.

You can use white rice or brown rice. Sometimes, we mix the rice in. It’s amazing either way.

I try to always keep rice in the freezer so I can just reheat and serve. It is much cheaper than those prepackaged servings of rice and so fast and quick.

Also, this recipe calls for diced onion and green peppers.  Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop onions and peppers.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine.

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in minutes for a dinner that everyone will love. It's packed with Cajun flavor and tasty meat for an amazing meal.

You need a pressure cooker for this Jambalaya Instant Pot recipe.

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.

You can find the Instant pot on sale here.  It’s really changed dinner time around here.

If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend going ahead and biting the bullet. I love using the pressure cooker when I don’t have much time.

It is perfect for frozen food or meals that normally take a while. You can toss everything in and have dinner ready in no time at all.

Those days when you forget to take something out of the freezer or wait until the last minute for dinner, the instant pot is your saving grace.

I am not exaggerating when I say it truly has changed meal time around here. We love ours and it makes soup recipes even easier.

You can also these Instant Pot Accessories to make pressure cooking a breeze.

Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in minutes for a dinner that everyone will love. It's packed with Cajun flavor and tasty meat for an amazing meal.

Let’s get started making Instant Pot Jambalaya!

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless boneless cut into chunks
  • 1 pound andouille sausage links, sliced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 cups chicken broth or chicken stock

How to make Instant Pot Jambalaya Recipe:

  1. Add sausage, add chicken and add shrimp. Combine everything else into the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the lid and set the valve to sealing. Set to high pressure for 18 minutes.
  3. Do a quick release or natural release to remove the pressure.
  4. Remove the lid, stir the bottom of the pot and then serve.

Notes – You can serve over rice. Sometimes I put a bay leaves in the instant pot before cooking.

This recipe is amazing and so simple. I love how everything comes together so quickly and you have a really great dinner.

Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in minutes for a dinner that everyone will love. It's packed with Cajun flavor and tasty meat for an amazing meal.

You can also try Instant Pot Jambalaya Shrimp and Sausage.

Sometimes we omit the chicken and add shrimp instead. It goes just as well with the sausage and makes a great meal.

Or try all three with Instant Pot jambalaya chicken sausage shrimp!

This meal is so versatile and goes great with lots of different meats. I often use what I have on hand or is on sale at the grocery store.

This recipe always turns out wonderful regardless of whether you use chicken, sausage or shrimp. We have even used chicken thighs and it was so tasty.

Just use what you have! By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!

Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in minutes for a dinner that everyone will love. It's packed with Cajun flavor and tasty meat for an amazing meal.

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Instant Pot Jambalaya Recipe

Instant Pot Jambalaya can be ready in minutes for a dinner that everyone will love. It’s packed with Cajun flavor and tasty meat for an amazing meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 369
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts skinless boneless cut into chunks
  • 1 pound andouille sausage links sliced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 stalks celery sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  • Combine everything into an Instant Pot.
  • Add the lid and set the valve to sealing. Set the pressure for 18 minutes.
  • Do a quick release to remove the pressure.
  • Remove the lid, stir and then serve

Recipe Notes

You can serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 369kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 30g, Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 102mg, Sodium 783mg, Potassium 888mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 1445IU, Vitamin C 40.4mg, Calcium 75mg, Iron 3.2mg

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