Instant Pot Jambalaya – Easy One Dish

This Instant Pot Jambalaya recipe is a Cajun inspired one dish recipe with shrimp, andouille sausage, chicken and rice that will make a spicy dinner for your family. Using a pressure cooker makes it a quick and easy weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy.
Instant Pot Jambalaya – Easy One Dish


  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 8 ounces andouille sausage
  3. 2 boneless chicken thighs
  4. 1 onion chopped
  5. 1 green pepper chopped
  6. 3 ribs celery chopped
  7. 3 cloves garlic minced
  8. 1 1/2 cup rice
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt optional
  10. 2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  11. 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  12. 1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz)
  13. 1 3/4 cup chicken broth (use 21/4 cups for 8 quart Instant Pot)
  14. 8 ounces cooked shrimp thawed
  15. 4 scallions sliced


  • Chop the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. 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 warm up for a few minutes.
  • Brown the andouille sausage for about 5 minutes, until it is nicely browned. Then remove the sausage and set it aside for now. Stir so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the chopped chicken thighs 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. Scrape the bottom of the container with a wooden spoon to make sure there aren't browned bits of sausage or chicken stuck to the bottom. Bits of food stuck to the bottom might cause the BURN error once the pot is brought up to pressure, so scrape it well.