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Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta with Shrimp & Sausage

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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.

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 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.

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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. 2

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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Looking for a rich and creamy pasta dish with some cajun spices? I have an Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta with Shrimp & Sausage that will blow your mind on the flavor factor. Using your Instant Pot will make this a simple dish, al dente pasta, and infuse flavors into each bite. Trust me this dish is hearty and will leave your whole family reaching for another scoop. The cajun seasoning really transforms pasta dish. It is like the pasta soaks up all the rich seasoning in this creamy and scrumptious dish.

Cajun Chicken Pasta with Shrimp

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Looking for a rich and creamy pasta dish with some cajun spices? I have an Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta with Shrimp & Sausage that will blow your mind on the flavor factor. Using your Instant Pot will make this a simple dish, al dente pasta, and infuse flavors into each bite. Trust me this dish is hearty and will leave your whole family reaching for another scoop. The cajun seasoning really transforms pasta dish. It is like the pasta soaks up all the rich seasoning in this creamy and scrumptious dish.
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Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta with Shrimp & Sausage

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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Press saute and allow to heat for about 3 mins
  2. Add butter and allow to melt
  3. Add onion and garlic
  4. Saute chicken with the onion and garlic for a few minutes
  5. Sprinkle on Old Bay and Lemon Pepper
  6. Add in sausage
  7. Sprinkle on Parsley and Basil
  8. Stir to coat
  9. Turn off saute
  10. Add water and deglaze
  11. Add pasta, broth and shrimp 
  12. Close and lock on lid, cook on manual high for 5 mins
  13. QR when it beeps 
  14. Stir in cream cheese, heavy cream and parmesan 
  15. Allow to sit a few mins before serving. The sauce will thicken as it sits.

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 628Saturated Fat 21gCholesterol 195mgSodium 1389mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 26g

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Tuesday 11th of February 2020

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Lisa

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

This is by far my favorite IP recipe to date. I think it’s even better as a leftover. Win-win! Thank you!

Kathy Roff

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

Can you use Rotisserie Chicken for this instant pot recipe?

Anna

Monday 25th of March 2019

Are you meaning TBSP. By tbs..... or tsp?

Jamela Porter

Monday 25th of March 2019

tbs = tablespoon. tsp = teaspoon

Amber

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Are you using cooked chicken?

Jamela Porter

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

No the chicken is raw and you sauté it. I think it’s like step 3 of the recipe.

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