Easy & Spicy Instant Pot Jambalaya
This easy and spicy Instant Pot Jambalaya is comfort food at its finest. Have some Southern comfort food tonight that’s healthy, too. Sprouted brown rice keeps this Instant Pot Jambalaya gluten-free, digestible, and extra nourishing!
For me, comfort food takes so many forms.
Being from Texas, Tex-Mex food at hole-in-the-wall joints will forever and always be my first love.
But comfort food also looks like a cheesy casserole, my mom’s chicken fried steak, and chicken noodle soup.
Oh, how I love thee…
This is one of those meals I love to keep in my back pocket (and some shrimp, sausage, and chicken in the freezer!). My family adores it, and it makes a bunch (hello, leftovers!).
Finally, this is a fantastic healthy meal for company! Your IP does most of the work while you enjoy your guests — and amaze them with how your Instant Pot works! 😉
Easy & Spicy Instant Pot Jambalaya
This easy and spicy jambalaya is Southern comfort food made quicker and easier in your Instant Pot! Using sprouted brown rice keeps it easily digestible, gluten-free, and nourishing!
Here's what you need:
- 4 tablespoons lard (or other fat of choice, divided)
- 1-1/2 pounds chicken breast in 1" cubes
- 12 ounces nitrate free chicken andouille sausage (sliced)
- 1 pound uncooked wild-caught shrimp (peels and tails removed and roughly chopped)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 medium-sized yellow onion (diced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 24- ounce can diced tomatoes (or an equal amount of fresh)
- 2 cups sprouted brown rice
- 3 cups bone broth
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 2 large sage leaves (bruised and torn)
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- Using the Saute feature on the Instant Pot, melt lard or other fat.
- Then add the chicken breast and cook until it is no longer pink.
- Add the andouille sausage and stir to combine.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Then add the shrimp, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning.
- Cook just until the shrimp is pink.
- Remove all meat from the Instant Pot and set aside.
- With the Saute feature still on, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons lard (or other fat) and add the onion.
- Saute until soft. Add the garlic and tomatoes.
- Then add the rice and the broth and remaining salt and Cajun seasoning.
- Stir to combine.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and seal the vent.
- Press the Manual button and adjust the time to 26 minutes.
- When the Instant Pot beeps, release the pressure.
- Take the lid off and stir in the chicken, sausage, and shrimp you cooked and set aside earlier.
- Stir it all together, top with dried parsley, and serve!
I add a bit of extra Cajun seasoning and pepper sauce to mine because I like it spicy!
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