The dish originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans and is a combination of Spanish and French cuisine, with a touch of African influence. Traditionally, jambalaya is cooked on the stovetop or in the oven, but with the help of a rice cooker, you can create this flavorful meal with ease. My recipe for Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a modern take on the classic dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, or for meal prepping for the week ahead.
With its bold flavors and simple preparation, this jambalaya recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to explore new flavors and expand their culinary skills. Using a rice cooker as a cooking vessel, this recipe is a breeze to make and requires minimal effort, making it perfect for those who are short on time but still want to enjoy a hearty, satisfying meal. With a blend of succulent chicken, spicy andouille sausage, aromatic vegetables, and fragrant spices, this Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a taste of the South that will transport your taste buds straight to Louisiana. So grab your rice cooker, put on some jazz music, and get ready to create a delicious and soulful meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.
|1 pound||boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces|
|1/2 pound||andouille sausage, sliced|
|1||green bell pepper, chopped|
|2||celery stalks, chopped|
|4||garlic cloves, minced|
|2 cups||long-grain white rice|
|1 1/2 cups||chicken broth|
|1 can (14.5 oz)||diced tomatoes|
|2 teaspoons||Cajun seasoning|
|1/2 teaspoon||dried thyme|
|1/2 teaspoon||dried oregano|
|1/2 teaspoon||smoked paprika|
|1/4 teaspoon||cayenne pepper|
|Salt and pepper||to taste|
|2 tablespoons||chopped fresh parsley|
- In a rice cooker, combine the chicken, sausage, onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic. Stir to combine.
- Add the rice, chicken broth, diced tomatoes (with their juices), Cajun seasoning, thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
- Close the rice cooker and set it to the “white rice” setting or follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking. Cook for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
- Once the cooking cycle has finished, open the rice cooker and fluff the jambalaya with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot.
This Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a fantastic recipe that is perfect for those who want to explore the bold and exciting flavors of Louisiana cuisine.
With its simple preparation and easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can create this delicious and soulful one-pot wonder with ease.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a flavorful meal for meal prep, this jambalaya recipe is sure to become a family favorite. So gather your ingredients, fire up your rice cooker, and get ready to enjoy a taste of the Bayou in the comfort of your own home!