Instant Pot Jambalaya is a comforting meal that can be made in under an hour and feeds an army of people. Get your spicy on!
Many years ago, I published my recipe for crock pot jambalaya. To this day, it has been one of my most visited recipes of all time.
Rightfully so, given that I make jambalaya for my family at least once a month. It's New Orleans comfort food at its finest.
Is it very authentic? Meh... I'm not Cajun and have only visited the region once.
So, some might argue with its authenticity. But, dang is it good and has all the flavors of New Orleans in one pot!
If you love chicken, spicy Andouille sausage, and shrimp paired with tomato-based rice, I think you will love this recipe for Instant Pot Jambalaya.
What I love about this Instant Pot version of my most popular recipe is that it doesn't take eight-plus hours to make. It takes under an hour!
Including prep time and pressure time it takes about 45 minutes.
Some mornings, I don't have the time to prep all the ingredients for this recipe. I like that I can do it in the afternoon and still yield the same great results in under an hour’s time.
If you want to get ahead of yourself, you can easily prep this meal ahead of time.
You can place all the chopped vegetables, seasonings, sliced Andouille and chicken breast in a ziplock bag or container.
This will cut the prep time prior to cooking this Instant Pot Jambalaya.
This recipe does require quite a bit of prep (like stated above). You also have a few steps in the process of cooking.
I would give this recipe an "intermediate" ranking when it comes to Instant Pot recipes. You will need to open and close the Instant Pot a total of three times.
Not your typical Instant Pot recipe that is just a one-and-done open and close. I promise these steps are key in yielding the very best meal.
I've shared these various steps so that way your chicken doesn't dry out and you have juicy plump shrimp.
I love to serve cornbread with our jambalaya. I love this recipe for skillet jalapeno cheddar cornbread.
If I'm entertaining with this recipe I like to add a salad to the side.
Anyone I've ever served this recipe to, have enjoyed a second serving. Expect them to ask you to make this recipe again!
This is why it's a fan favorite. It's also ideal because you won't be cooking a lot while your guests are over.
Plus -- you won't have excess dishes to clean once your guests leave!
If you want to bring a taste of New Orleans in your home I highly suggest you try this easy recipe for Instant Pot Jambalaya.
Planning a dinner party and need some inspiration?
How about looking for a new slow cooker dinner idea?
We’ve got you covered in our ever-growing Facebook group! If you’re not a member yet, why not?!
We’re chatting cooking techniques, dessert ideas, and everything in between. If you’re already a member, invite your friends to join us too!