Instant Pot Cajun Chicken with Rice has become a family dinner favorite at my house.  It’s easy to make, delicious, and something simple you can make in one pot.  It’s the perfect comfort food on a cold night…or any busy night when you don’t have a lot of time to cook!  Even better, it saves on dishes, so you don’t have to spend too much time on cleanup duty 🙂

The recipe can be found here.

Start by chopping the veggies.

Then slice the chicken breasts into strips.  You can keep the chicken breasts whole if you want but the chicken strips cook faster and more evenly.  Place the chicken in a bowl with 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning and toss to coat.

Place the rice in a strainer and rinse thoroughly.  You want to remove the outside starch and prevent the rice from clumping together while cooking.

Turn the Instant Pot on to the sauté setting and add the oil.  I like to use avocado oil, but you can use olive oil if you prefer.  Once hot, add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent and fragrant.  Then turn off the Instant Pot.

Add the bell pepper, tomato paste and 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning to the bowl of the Instant Pot and stir to combine.

Add the broth and place the chicken on top.  Then pour the rice on top of the chicken.  Do not stir!

Close the lid and make sure the valve is sealed.  Turn on the Instant Pot and use the manual setting to cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.  Once the timer has ended, do nothing.  Allow the pressure to release naturally for about 5 minutes.  Then open the valve to quick release the rest of the pressure.  Wait for the pin the drop completely before opening the top.  Make sure to unplug or turn the Instant Pot off.

Stir to combine all ingredients.  If necessary, remove the chicken strips to shred or cut into smaller pieces and return to the pot.  Give it a taste and add additional seasoning if necessary.  Serve immediately.  So good!  And it makes great leftovers 🙂

The recipe can be found here.

Happy Cooking!

 

 

 

 

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