Pressure Cooker Cajun Chicken and Rice

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Rated 4.0 based on 14 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Cajun Chicken and Rice
Pressure Cooker Cajun Chicken and Rice


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Mealthy Tip

Have you ever heard of the "holy trinity" in Cajun cuisine? This is the name given by Cajun chefs to the aromatic vegetables that have become the signature of the cuisine: green pepper, onion, celery. They are roughly chopped and combined in traditional dishes. This method is similar to the use of the mirepoix in traditional French cuisine.

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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 327 calories; 8g fat; 23.4g carbohydrates; 38g protein; 99mg cholesterol; 618mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat2g 9%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.4g
Monounsaturated Fat4.0g
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 618mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 23.4g 8%
Dietary Fiber2g 6%
Protein 38g
Vitamin A9% Vitamin C49%
Calcium4% Iron14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Katie Hason says:

This was super yummy! I love the Cajun-inspired flavors. The cayenne and white pepper really turn up the heat in this dish. Cooking everything together in the pressure cooker make even the plain white rice super flavorful and delicious. I always add extra chicken for my husband, he loves it!

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Sam Dalton says:

We used chicken thighs in this Cajun dish and it was really good. A lot of really good flavor, and the chicken was nice and moist. The seasoning was perfect, exactly like my favorite store bought Cajun spice blend. The best part is the convenience of the pressure cooker!

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Hector Jonass says:

Found this while looking for "Cajun" and "Creole" recipes that didn't use "Cajun/Creole Seasoning" because we had run out & I was craving. I found the flavors to be balanced, if a little underseasoned. That is what hot sauce is for, though . . . am I right?!

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Alex Cabral says:

To make this dish I just used Cajun seasoning that we had in the pantry, and added sliced okra. It was quick and easy, perfect for crazy weeknights.

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Megan Storey says:

I loved it! I chanced some of the veggies to make it the way I like it and it’s so versatile that way!

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Keith Schweikhard says:

We like the recipe. We have done a few minor tweaks to suit our tastes. First, we substituted the seasoning with prepared mild cajun seasoning. We sauté the chicken on both sides (3-4 minutes) pull the chicken, then sauté the vegetables. We then add another 1/2 tsp of seasoning the the vegetables, broth, and rice before adding the chicken back into the cooker.

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Alixandra Hice says:

We made this tonight according to the recipe and it was fine, but it could be much better. Next time we will double the seasonings, add a can of Rotel, some smoked sausage, and maybe shrimp (after cooking on sauté). Also, we think brown rice might be a nice switch from white rice. Great base recipe though.

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Jackie Day says:

Easy and tasty! Needed a little more spice/seasoning for me but a few dashes of hot sauce and it was perfect!

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Raven Hudson says:

Added salt and pepper to the finished product and it was delicious. Otherwise it was too bland. Also, the carbohydrates per serving on this recipe are incorrect. There are actually 61 grams of carbohydrates in each serving.

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Nikitah Barnett says:

It was pretty good but I felt like it wasn't quite as flavorful as I was hoping. I added probably double the spices. But that's probably because I cooked the rice separately since it was brown rice.

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Jessica Engebretson-Larson says:

Family loved it. Had to add salt and pepper at the end. We also sprinkled some cheese and sour cream. So good!

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Rose Hamilton says:

Nope, just burned in the pot and wouldn’t come to pressure. My theory is it was the tomato paste. Flavors were good but I had to remove it all and put it in the oven to finish cooking the chicken.

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Linda Knight says:

I changed the recipe. I doubled the vegetables, reduced rice to 1 1/2 cup for the six serving and used thighs at the end I stirred in a can of red beans. Very delicious and reheated well.