A One-Pot Wonder: Rice Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

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 poundboneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 poundandouille sausage, sliced
1onion, chopped
1green bell pepper, chopped
2celery stalks, chopped
4garlic cloves, minced
2 cupslong-grain white rice
1 1/2 cupschicken broth
1 can (14.5 oz)diced tomatoes
2 teaspoonsCajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoondried thyme
1/2 teaspoondried oregano
1/2 teaspoonsmoked paprika
1/4 teaspooncayenne pepper
Salt and pepperto taste
2 tablespoonschopped fresh parsley


  1. In a rice cooker, combine the chicken, sausage, onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic. Stir to combine.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Once the cooking cycle has finished, open the rice cooker and fluff the jambalaya with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot.
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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!

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