Cut gloves Essential kitchen tool, for adults and children alike
Wusthof 7" Santoku knife
Kuhn Red 5" Santoku knife Great for small hands and little helpers.
Wooden cutting board
Oxo large chopper
Wooden spoon (Berard) My favorite kitchen spoon, it has a nice pointed tip so I can really get into the corners of my cooking pot. And the olive wood is beautiful!
1onion, diced1 medium onion is about 1 cup diced
saltif using unsalted chicken broth
1cupcelery, diced2-3 stalks of celery is about 1 cup diced
1cupgreen bell pepper, diced1 medium bell pepper is about 1 cup diced
1qt.chicken brothunsalted or low salt (Here's our method for homemade Bone Broth)
30oz.canned diced tomatoes, undrained
3cupscooked, diced chicken
16oz.smoked sausage or andouille sausage, sliced or cubed
1½cupslight red kidney beans, drained and rinsedA 15 oz. can is about 1½ cups of cooked dried beans.
Serve over your choice of ricequinoa, pasta, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, etc.
Turn Instant Pot on [Sauté].
Drizzle olive oil in pan, and allow it to heat up until the oil shimmers.
Add onions and stir.
Season with about 1/2 teaspoon salt, if using unsalted broth. Omit salt when using salted broth, bouillon, or chicken soup base.
Add celery and bell pepper. Stir.
Sprinkle in thyme and bay leaves, and stir into vegetables.
Stir in smoked sausage and continue sautéing.
Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
Pour in chicken broth and diced tomatoes. Stir well while scraping the bottom of the pot to deglaze, removing any browned bits that are sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Mix in kidney beans and chicken.
Check valve and set on [Sealing].
Press [Cancel] to stop sautéing.
Press [Pressure Cook] or [Manual].
Change time to 4 minutes by pressing the [+] or [-] buttons.
Cook on High Pressure by pressing the [Pressure] button or selecting High Pressure on your LCD screen.
Pause and wait 10 seconds for Instant Pot to beep, indicating that it is on and your food is heating up. It should already be fairly warm, since it has been sautéing and is already hot.
It should take approximately 10 minutes to come up to pressure. The display screen will say "On", then the float valve on top (silver circle) will pop up. A minute or two later, pressure will be reached, and the timer on the display will show 4 minutes, and begin counting down.
When the timer reaches 0, the Instant Pot will beep and the display will begin counting up. It is now keeping the food warm and the pressure is Naturally Releasing (NR) as the temperature slowly begins to come down. When ready to open the pot, carefully change the steam release valve to Venting. Steam will pour out. Cover with a towel if desired, and always keep hands and face away from the hot steam.
When float valve drops, open the lid and serve jambalaya over desired bed of rice, quinoa, pasta, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, etc. Top with fresh parsley and/or fresh sliced green onions to dress this dish up even more!
Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)
If you want to spice it up, add the hot sauce of your choice. My hubby and I enjoy liberal amounts of Cajun Seasoning, Tabasco, and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper.
Have a great meal with your family!
This recipe freezes perfectly and makes a great dish to make ahead!