Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice

Need a great tasting recipe for your busy weeknights? Make this Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice using Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice and Cajun seasonings, and let the cooker do the work!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings
SERVES 4-6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup peas

Instructions

  • Need some inspiration for dinner? This Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice, made with Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, is a tasty meal. This delicious recipe was created by Megan Olson (Skinny Fitalicious) for Minute® Rice.

    Step 1

  • Add chicken, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper and cayenne to the Instant Pot. Add in chicken broth and shallot.

    Step 2

  • Cover Instant Pot with lid and set to Steam or Pressure Cook for 25 minutes. Set the valve to Sealing.

    Step 3

  • Manually release the valve after 25 minutes to let the steam out then remove the lid.

    Step 4

  • Remove chicken from pot and, using two forks, shred chicken breast. Add back into pot.

    Step 5

  • Add rice, carrots, and peas to Instant Pot. Cover pot and set to Steam or Pressure Cook for 3 minutes. Set valve to Sealing.

    Step 6

  • Manually release the valve after 3 minutes to let the steam out, then remove the lid. Stir the ingredients together and serve.

Instant One-Pot Goodness

Craving a home-cooked chicken meal with rice but just can’t seem to find the time to make one in your busy schedule? Using Minute® Rice and your Instant Pot is the perfect solution! Toss your ingredients in and let the cooker do the work while you get back to your busy life.

This Instant Pot Cajun Chicken and Rice dish is perfect to use for meal prepping lunches or dinners throughout the week. While you’re at it, plan to try another easy recipe next week — our Instant Pot Chicken Biryani.

Prep Time

For this recipe, use fresh or frozen chicken breasts from your freezer that you thaw in advance. You can also use fresh or frozen peas and carrots, if you choose. Although our other rice varieties can be used, jasmine rice is an aromatic long grain rice that stays separate when cooked rather than clumping together.