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Instant Pot Chicken Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a recipe that may stretch to 2 or more meals. I boosted the health quotient with more vegetables and used brown rice rather than white rice. Cook on the stove or in an Instant Pot.

  • Author: Judy
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Spanish, French, Louisiana

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped (3 cups)
  • 2 bell peppers, red, yellow or green, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups brown rice
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 34 boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and skin, cut into 1-inch cubes

Instructions

Stovetop

  • Cook: In a large pot heat over medium heat, pour in oil. Add celery, onions, and peppers, cook and stir until softened, 7-8 minutes. Stir in garlic and rice, cook 1 minute, stirring. Add tomatoes, broth and water, bay leaves, Creole Seasoning, cayenne, Worcestershire, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme and chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover with lid, cook without stirring for 20 minutes, until rice is cooked but not mushy. Stir before serving.

Instant Pot

  • Cook: Pour oil in Instant Pot liner. Press Saute. Add celery, onions, and peppers, cook and stir until softened, 5-6 minutes. If vegetables appear to be cooking too quickly, press Cancel to allow Instant Pot to cool down a bit. Press Saute when ready to heat again. Stir in garlic and rice, cook 1 minute, stirring. Add tomatoes, broth and water, bay leaves, Creole Seasoning, cayenne, Worcestershire, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme and chicken. Press Cancel.
  • Seal: lid on Instant Pot. Make sure Vent handle is turned to Seal. Push Manual, High and set timer for 10 minutes. Let Instant Pot cool for 5 minutes, turn handle to release steam. Stir before serving.

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