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Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Sausage and Rice

Cajun dinner made in an instant

This recipe is similar to Louisiana's jambalaya dish, but it takes the Instant Pot or one-dish meals to another level. If you have a pressure cooker, this recipe shows you how to make this Cajun chicken sausage and rice in a matter of minutes. You can substitute the chicken sausage with any other meats you desire. 

This recipe is courtesy of Karrie Truman from Happy Money Saver. 

Ready in
30 m
10 m
(prepare time)
20 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


If you like your Cajun Chicken and Rice on the spicier side consider upping the cajun seasoning by adding another half or full tablespoon. 

You can replace the jasmine rice for long grain rice if you prefer. 


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 12 Ounces chicken sausage
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Cup jasmine rice
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 Cups chicken broth


Peel and dice onion, mince garlic and dice bell pepper.

Slice all 4 of the chicken sausages into ¼ inch sized slices. 

Add the 2 tbsp olive oil and diced onion to the pressure cooker. Put on the saute feature and when you hear it gently sizzling, stir often until onions are translucent about 2-3 minutes.

Add garlic, and sliced sausage and saute 1-2 minutes or until little some of the edges get golden on the sausage.

Add diced bell pepper, 11/2 tbsp tomato paste, 11/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice, 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning and 2 cups chicken broth.

Stir gently to combine. Place lid on and seal.

Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, then do instant release to release the steam.

Stir gently and serve immediately