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Chicken Creole Recipe in an Instant Pot

Make this easy Instant Pot Chicken Creole Recipe in less than 30 minutes. This Chicken Creole with rice makes a quick weeknight dinner.


Chicken Creole Recipe in instant pot



Creole Chicken is a dish that originates from Louisiana and contains a tomato-based sauce.  Because it contains tomatoes, that makes it a Creole sauce and not a Cajun sauce.   Yes, the main difference between Creole Cooking and Cajun Cooking is tomatoes.  Also, Creole Sauce is a quick-cooking sauce that distinguishes it from becoming a spaghetti sauce.



Creole Chicken with rice


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Can you make chicken creole in an instant pot:

Absolutely you can make chicken creole in an instant pot and it’s amazing.   Since Chicken Creole is one creole dish that does not contain a roux, it’s perfect for the instant pot.   And this easy chicken creole recipe can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.


What is in this Chicken Creole Recipe:


  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 large green bell peppers, chopped, could also use red or orange bell peppers
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 7 ounces of ham
  • 1 pound Andouille Sausage
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
  • 14.5 ounce can chopped tomatoes, with liquid
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Creole Seasoning
  • 10 ounce can Rotel with liquid
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • Tabasco sauce
  • 2 cups of White Rice, uncooked

Equipment Needed:


How to make Chicken Creole in an Instant Pot:


Chicken Creole Recipe


Start this recipe by chopping the onion and the green bell peppers into small pieces.  An inexpensive vegetable chopper makes this job quicker and easier.    Chop the ham and the Andouille Sausage into the same size pieces.


Chicken Creole


Turn instant pot on sauté and add one tablespoon of vegetable oil.  Add the mixture of chopped onions, bell pepper, and ham and sausage.


ham, onions and peppers


Sauté the onion, pepper, and meat for  for about five minutes until the vegetables begins to soften and meats begin to brown


onion, peppers and ham in a pot


Add in tomatoes, garlic, Creole seasoning and rotel.


Chicken breasts on sateed vegetables


Place the chicken breasts on top of the sautéed vegetables and meat, season with salt and pepper and top with one bay leaf. 


chicken and tomatoes and bell pepper


Spoon vegetable mixture over the chicken breasts.  Close the lid on the Pot and turn the pressure valve to sealing.   Set for a manual high time of 10 minutes and allow for time to complete.


Chicken Creole Recipe


To thicken add one 6-ounce can of tomato paste and stir to combine.


Chicken Creole with Rice


Use a rice cooker and make rice following the instructions on the cooker.  One of our favorite appliances is a rice cooker especially at times like this, the rice comes out perfect each and every time.    Then serve this Chicken Creole with Rice with additional Tabasco on the side.


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Instant Pot Creole Chicken with Rice

Make this easy Instant Pot Chicken Creole Recipe in less than 30 minutes. This Chicken Creole with rice makes a quick weeknight dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole
Keyword: Chicken Creole, Chicken Creole Recipe, Chicken Creole with Rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 673kcal
Author: Evelyn



  • Turn the instant pot on sauté mode and add in vegetable oil. When oil has heated, toss in the andouille sausage, ham, onion, and pepper Sauté for about 5 minutes, or vegetables start to soften and meats start to brown.
  • Add in tomatoes, garlic, Creole seasoning and rotel. Place the chicken breasts on the top and add salt, pepper and bay leaf.  Spoon some of the veggie mixture over the chicken.
  • Close the lid on the Instant Pot and turn pressure valve to sealing. Set for a manual-high time of 10 minutes. Allow for a quick pressure release time has completed.
  • Mix in tomato paste to thicken and stir well.
  • Make rice either in a rice cooker or on the top. Serve the chicken creole over rice and add tabasco sauce to taste


Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 1742mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 911IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3mg


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