Instant Pot-Jambalaya

Instant Pot-Jambalaya |

There are two general kinds of jambalaya: Creole and Cajun. What? There is a difference! Yep, There sure is. The main difference is that Creole jambalaya, also called “red jambalaya” uses tomatoes, Cajun jambalaya does not.




  1. Set pot to sauté mode to heat oil.
  2. Add chicken, Creole seasoning and salt to heated oil. Brown chicken, remove and set aside.
  3. Place onions and bell peppers in pot. Cook until translucent.
  4. Return chicken to pot. Add rice, crushed tomatoes, and chicken broth. Mix well.
  5. Cover and set pot to rice (high pressure at 12 minutes)
  6. Quick release. Add sausage in a layer on top of rice. Then place shrimp in a layer on top of sausage.
  7. Set pot to cook in manual mode for 2 minutes.
  8. Once cooking is done, natural or quick release. Fluff rice, mixing sausage and shrimp well with rice.



Tip for Sausage* Cajun or Creole sausage, such as andouille (or other similar smoked or spiced pork sausage)

Tip for Rice: Long grain is a must others will make it mushy and NO quick-cooking rice, moreover rinse the rice first, This will make an enormous difference. 

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