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Simple Cajun-Style Chicken, Sausage and Rice

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This healthier version of a traditional New Orleans favorite does not lack in flavor and is a great comfort meal for a chilly evening. I used an Instant Pot to make it even quicker, but it can be made on the stovetop, if desired. You can also add shrimp for a more traditional Jambalaya dish. 

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Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed or avocado oil (or other high smoke point oil)
  • 1 pound chicken breast 
  • 4-5 chicken sausage links (I used Trader Joe’s Spicy Jalepeño) 
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1-2 cups rice, cauliflower rice, or Right Rice (I used 2 cups Spanish Right Rice)
  • 2 Tbsp spicy seasoning blend* 
  • 2 cups organic bone broth
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 

Spicy Seasoning Blend (this will make enough for extra to store for next time)*

  • 2 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp ground fennel
  • 1 Tbsp ground oregano
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Himalayan sea salt

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Instructions

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Step 1

Select the Sauté setting on the Instant Pot and heat the oil. Place chicken breasts in the pot and lightly brown each side for about 5 minutes each. 

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Step 2

Place chicken sausages, onion, garlic, celery and bell peppers in pot and sauté for about 2-3 more minutes. 

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Step 3

Add all other ingredients (rice, spices and broth and Worcestershire sauce). Ensure broth completely covers the rice. 

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Step 4

Secure the lid and set the pressure release to “sealing”. Set the cooking time for 10 minutes at high pressure.

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Step 5

Once done, let the pressure release by switching the valve to “venting” and serve! 

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Variations

You can add shrimp or serve with pasta instead of rice. This recipe can be made without an instant pot/pressure cooker by using a crock pot for extended time or on the stove top! 

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