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Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker Pressure Cooked Beer Chicken Jambalaya

Pressure Cooker Beer Chicken Jambalaya

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The reason I made this two days in a row is the same reason I love this little machine so much. I had every intention of this being a slow-cooker recipe, and that’s what I did. I slow cooked a jambalaya with all the meat, spices and rice that I wanted to cram into one bowl.

I liked it, I did. It was a super easy and satisfying way to eat a big ‘ol bowl of comfort food. But I couldn’t stop wondering how it would taste pressure cooked, and since the Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker can do both, that’s just what I did. It was perfect, even better than the slow cooked version. Since the rice setting was built into the pressure cook mode (one of the hardest things to slow cook and get right is rice), it was simple.

The rice was perfectly cooked, the chicken was fall-apart-tender and the flavor tasted like it had slow cooked all day. THIS is how I’ll make jambalaya going forward, it was much better than I even hoped. I hope you like it as much as I do, this may be a staple in my house from now on.

The new Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cookeris a game changer. It has eight different functions that encompass all the functions you would achieve from using multiple different kitchen appliances from slow cooking to pressure cooking and sautéing to searing. The Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker is also available in NEW 4-Quart and 8-Quart Models.

Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker Pressure Cooked Beer Chicken Jambalaya

Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1 sweet white onion diced
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 1 lbs Andouille sausage sliced
  • 1 lbs chicken thighs cut into cubes
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 12 ounces beer pale ale, pilsner, pale lager, or wheat beer
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper more for spicier
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt a full teaspoon if your Cajun spice mix is low or sodium free
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley for garnish


  • Set the Express Crock to sauté on high. Add the oil, allowing to get hot before adding the bell peppers, onions, and celery. Cook until the vegetables have softened.
  • Stir in the sausage and chicken, cooking until the chicken has turned white on the outside. Stir in the remaining ingredients (reserving the parsley for garnish).
  • Add the lid, turning to the locked position. Make sure the steam release value is set to sealed.
  • Turn the rice/risotto setting to high for 8 minutes. The Express Crock will take about 10 minutes to heat up and build pressure, during this time the display will say “HEAt” (yes, with a lowercase “t”). Once the 8 minutes have finished, turn the steam release valve to open (careful, the steam is hot!). Allow the steam to release before opening the Express Crock.
  • Ladle into bowls, top with parsley.

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Jenna Pottschmidt October 30, 2018 um 5:54 am

What is the best way to make this in a slow cooker?


Jackie October 30, 2018 um 10:11 am

Do step 1 & 2 in a pan on the stove top.
Transfer to a slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients except the rice and parsley.
Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4.
Add the rice in the last 30 minutes of cooking (rice texture can be difficult in a slow cooker, it turns mushy really fast so keep an eye on it in the last ten minutes).
Ladle into bowls, top with parsley.


Jenna Pottschmidt October 31, 2018 um 9:59 am

Thank you!


Jason December 5, 2018 um 3:59 pm

Can you make your stout slow cooker red beans and rice in this multi cooker pot? If so how long would you recommend cooking time?


Jackie December 5, 2018 um 4:05 pm

Yes, you can. I’d do the bean setting on high for 30 minutes.


Anna Marie December 30, 2019 um 4:34 pm

By far the best recipe I’ve made in my CPE so far! Thank you for sharing.


Nathalie October 31, 2020 um 7:54 am

I have just received my Epress cooker this morning and very excited. The recipe booklet only gives recipes for 4 and some 6 portions.
I have a large family of 8, all athletes and very hungry!
Will this recipe be enough to feed them?


Jackie November 1, 2020 um 2:17 pm

I would double it! I grew up in a family of 10 so I get it!


Erin February 26, 2021 um 2:37 pm

This recipe is outstanding! We love it so much! Thank you for sharing it with the world. Question, we were thinking of adding shrimp in it just for fun. Do you think this is something we could add in with the chicken and sausage? I’m trying to figure out timing-wise the best time to add it in without overcooking it.


Jackie March 1, 2021 um 11:35 am

I would add it after. If you add it with everything else they will probably overcook. I’d stir in the shrimp as soon as you open the lid after cooking and then set the multicooker on Sautee until the shrimp are cooked through.


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