Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice

( By jiafei )

  • easy
  • 5 servings
  • 473 Kcal
    • Prep : 10 Mins
    • Cook : 20 Mins
    • Total : 30 Mins
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This One Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice is a super easy and quick way to prepare an Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe with veggies. Perfect for busy weeknights and leftovers make amazing lunches. The ‘one-pot’ I chose for this Cajun chicken recipe is the almighty Instant Pot. Seriously, I’ve fallen in love hard with this electric pressure cooker. This recipe is of course for the Instant Pot method of making Cajun chicken and rice. And it really couldn’t be much easier.
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This One Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice is a super easy and quick way to prepare an Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe with veggies. Perfect for busy weeknights and leftovers make amazing lunches. The ‘one-pot’ I chose for this Cajun chicken recipe is the almighty Instant Pot. Seriously, I’ve fallen in love hard with this electric pressure cooker. This recipe is of course for the Instant Pot method of making Cajun chicken and rice. And it really couldn’t be much easier.
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    Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice

    • easy
    • 5 servings
    • 473 kcal
    • 20 Minutes
    This One Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice is a super easy and quick way to prepare an Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe with veggies. Perfect for busy weeknights and leftovers make amazing lunches. The ‘one-pot’ I chose for this Cajun chicken recipe is the almighty Instant Pot. Seriously, I’ve fallen in love hard with this electric pressure cooker. This recipe is of course for the Instant Pot method of making Cajun chicken and rice. And it really couldn’t be much easier.
    Read More
    This One Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice is a super easy and quick way to prepare an Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe with veggies. Perfect for busy weeknights and leftovers make amazing lunches. The ‘one-pot’ I chose for this Cajun chicken recipe is the almighty Instant Pot. Seriously, I’ve fallen in love hard with this electric pressure cooker. This recipe is of course for the Instant Pot method of making Cajun chicken and rice. And it really couldn’t be much easier.
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    Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice
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    Ingredients
      • 1.75 cups Chicken or vegetable broth
      • 1 tbsp. Tomato paste
      • 1 Bell pepper, diced
      • 1.5 cups White rice, well rinsed
      • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
      • 1 Small onion, diced
      • 1 tbsp. Oil, olive or avocado
      • 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning divided
      • 1 pound Chicken breast
    • Step 1
      Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. This helps remove starches that may otherwise scorch at the bottom of your Instant Pot.
    • Step 2
      Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. Season well from both sides with Cajun seasoning (about 2 teaspoons).
    • Step 3
      Optional: Soften first the onion and then garlic with the oil using the saute function. Deglaze with a couple of tablespoons of water and scrape up any brown bits. There should be NOTHING left stuck to the bottom, otherwise, the Instant Pot will not be able to pressurize properly.
    • Step 4
      Then add bell peppers, tomato paste and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or more to taste and more heat). Stir until well combined.
    • Step 5
      Pour the broth over the veggie mixture and arrange the chicken breast halves over top. Now spread the rinsed rice on top and DO NOT stir!
    • Step 6
      Close the lid and turn the valve to ‘Sealing’. Cook on ‘Manual’ high pressure for 7-8 minutes (the latter at high altitude).
    • Step 7
      Let the pressure release naturally (NPR) for 5 minutes, then release the remaining pressure by turning the valve to ‘Venting’.
    • Step 8
      Once the pin drops, carefully open the lid. Shred the chicken with two forks, then stir to combine the Cajun chicken with the rice. You can adjust the seasoning to taste at this point.
    • Step 9
      Serve with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.
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      Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice

      • easy
      • 5 servings
      • 473 Kcal
        • Prep : 10 Mins
        • Cook : 20 Mins
        • Total : 30 Mins
      This One Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice is a super easy and quick way to prepare an Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe with veggies. Perfect for busy weeknights and leftovers make amazing lunches. The ‘one-pot’ I chose for this Cajun chicken recipe is the almighty Instant Pot. Seriously, I’ve fallen in love hard with this electric pressure cooker. This recipe is of course for the Instant Pot method of making Cajun chicken and rice. And it really couldn’t be much easier.
      01 Ingredients
        • 1.75 cups Chicken or vegetable broth
        • 1 tbsp. Tomato paste
        • 1 Bell pepper, diced
        • 1.5 cups White rice, well rinsed
        • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
        • 1 Small onion, diced
        • 1 tbsp. Oil, olive or avocado
        • 1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning divided
        • 1 pound Chicken breast
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      02 Method
      • Step 1
        Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. This helps remove starches that may otherwise scorch at the bottom of your Instant Pot.
      • Step 2
        Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make them thinner. Season well from both sides with Cajun seasoning (about 2 teaspoons).
      • Step 3
        Optional: Soften first the onion and then garlic with the oil using the saute function. Deglaze with a couple of tablespoons of water and scrape up any brown bits. There should be NOTHING left stuck to the bottom, otherwise, the Instant Pot will not be able to pressurize properly.
      • Step 4
        Then add bell peppers, tomato paste and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or more to taste and more heat). Stir until well combined.
      • Step 5
        Pour the broth over the veggie mixture and arrange the chicken breast halves over top. Now spread the rinsed rice on top and DO NOT stir!
      • Step 6
        Close the lid and turn the valve to ‘Sealing’. Cook on ‘Manual’ high pressure for 7-8 minutes (the latter at high altitude).
      • Step 7
        Let the pressure release naturally (NPR) for 5 minutes, then release the remaining pressure by turning the valve to ‘Venting’.
      • Step 8
        Once the pin drops, carefully open the lid. Shred the chicken with two forks, then stir to combine the Cajun chicken with the rice. You can adjust the seasoning to taste at this point.
      • Step 9
        Serve with chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.
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