Here is the thing, I don’t do difficult. I want to have dinner and lunch options that give my family flavor, nutrients and appeal to our taste buds. If a recipe is too complicated, I don’t really do them. I like to make easy meals that anyone can make. The beauty of the Instant Pot is it does the work for you. Toss your ingredients in, set the time and wait. It will cook your meal to perfection each and every time.
Instant Pot Cajun Chicken with Shrimp & Sausage is a Breeze To Make
The only way your dish won’t turn out is if you didn’t follow the directions or have a good seal on your Instant Pot. Make sure it is locked tight, you have the right settings and you will have an award-winning dish each and every time. Whether it is a dessert, side or main dish like this. I seriously use my Instant Pot numerous times a week. The more I use it the more I get used to it, learn new tricks, and get even more comfortable with it. If you are a bit nervous, just keep trying recipes and soon you will really be comfortable with how it works.
Can you see that creamy factor from this picture? I know it looks amazing here, but in real life, it tastes even better. I top it with some fresh parmesan and herbs to add even more flavor to each bite. We used to make this exact recipe on the stove top, and I will never take that route again. I can make this in a fraction of the time with my Instant Pot and it comes out even better. The pressure when it cooks truly locks in those flavors that you are wanting.
Serve this up on a busy weeknight dinner, weekend, or even for lunch. The leftovers taste great as well, you truly can’t go wrong with this soulful dish.
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Cajun Chicken Pasta with Shrimp
Here is the thing, I don't do difficult. I want to have dinner and lunch options that give my family flavor, nutrients and appeal to our taste buds. If a recipe is too complicated, I don't really do them.
- 2 tbs butter
- 1 pound of chicken diced
- 1 lb smoked sausage diagonally sliced
- 12 oz medium-sized shrimp raw peeled, deveined, tail off
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1 pound penne pasta uncooked
- 2 tbs Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 tbs lemon pepper
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 9 oz of freshly shredded parmesan cheese
- 3 tbs Gourmet Garden's Lightly Dried Parsley
- 1 tbs Gourmet Garden's Lightly Dried Basil
- 2 cups water
Press saute and allow to heat for about 3 mins
Add butter and allow to melt
Add onion and garlic
Saute chicken with the onion and garlic for a few minutes
Sprinkle on Old Bay and Lemon Pepper
Add in sausage
Sprinkle on Parsley and Basil
Stir to coat
Turn off saute
Add water and deglaze
Add pasta, broth and shrimp
Close and lock on lid, cook on manual high for 5 mins
QR when it beeps
Stir in cream cheese, heavy cream and parmesan
Allow to sit a few mins before serving. The sauce will thicken as it sits.