Instant Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Chicken


This tasty chicken and shrimp jambalaya is made all in one pot — your Instant Pot! Heat lovers can double the hot pepper sauce to give it an extra kick. Serve over white rice.

close up view of Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken, sausage, celery, carrot, and green onions, served with white rice in a bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 14 ounces andouille sausage, sliced

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select the Sauté function. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook sausage slices until browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove sausage from pot and set aside.

  2. Add remaining olive oil to the pot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add chicken, bell pepper, and celery. Cook until chicken starts to brown on the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Add browned sausage, diced tomatoes with liquid, shrimp, thyme, salt, seasoned salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce; stir until well combined. Turn off the Sauté function. Close and lock the lid.

  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 7 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid after the pressure has released completely.

  5. Serve jambalaya garnished with chopped green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
19g Fat
7g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 939mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 443mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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