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white bowl of instant pot jambalaya garnished with fresh sage leaves

Easy & Spicy Instant Pot Jambalaya (gluten-free, dairy-free, real food)

Easy and spicy Instant Pot Jambalaya is gluten-free, dairy-free, REAL FOOD comfort food! This healthy Southern classic is made with sprouted brown rice so it's much more digestible than regular rice. This Instant Pot Jambalaya recipe makes a lot, so it's great for a crowd or leftovers!

CourseMain Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Lindsey Dietz


Here's what you need:

  • 4tablespoonslardor other fat of choice, divided
  • 1-1/2poundschicken breast in 1" cubes
  • 12ouncesnitrate free chicken andouille sausagesliced
  • 1pounduncooked wild-caught shrimppeels and tails removed and roughly chopped
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1teaspoonCajun seasoning
  • 1medium-sized yellow oniondiced
  • 3clovesgarlicminced
  • 1 24-ouncecan diced tomatoesor an equal amount of fresh
  • 2cupssprouted brown rice
  • 3cupsbone broth
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 1tablespoonCajun seasoning
  • 2large sage leavesbruised and torn
  • 1tablespoondried parsley


  1. Using the Saute feature on the Instant Pot, melt lard or other fat.
  2. Then add the chicken breast and cook until it is no longer pink.
  3. Add the andouille sausage and stir to combine.
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Then add the shrimp, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning.
  6. Stir.
  7. Cook just until the shrimp is pink.
  8. Remove all meat from the Instant Pot and set aside.
  9. With the Saute feature still on, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons lard (or other fat) and add the onion.
  10. Saute until soft. Add the garlic and tomatoes.
  11. Then add the rice and the broth and remaining salt and Cajun seasoning.
  12. Stir to combine.
  13. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and seal the vent.
  14. Press the Manual button and adjust the time to 26 minutes.
  15. When the Instant Pot beeps, release the pressure.
  16. Take the lid off and stir in the chicken, sausage, and shrimp you cooked and set aside earlier.
  17. Stir it all together, top with dried parsley, and serve!

Recipe Notes

I add a bit of extra Cajun seasoning and pepper sauce to mine because I like it spicy!