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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Creole Rice with Chicken & Sausage

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed
  • 1.5 to 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (see note below)
  • 6 ounces sausage, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tbsp oil (for pressure cooker)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add rice, broth, sausage, onion, bell pepper, celery, and Creole seasoning to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Add the chicken on top.
  3. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.

Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Turn the Instant Pot to saute. Once hot, add the oil and if  you’re using skin on chicken, add the chicken skin-side down and cook until the skin is lightly browned. Approximately 3-5 minutes. If you’re using boneless, skinless chicken, go straight to the next step.
  2. Add the bell pepper, celery, and onion to the pressure cooker. Cook 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  3. Add the broth, and deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients. Stir to mix well.
  5. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 23 minutes. Quick release pressure.

Optional step: If you’re using skin-on chicken and you want crisp skin, after it’s done cooking remove the chicken from the slow cooker and BROIL it in the oven. Approx 5-10 min or until crisp to your liking.


Slow Cooker –  1 cup brown rice, 2 cups broth

Pressure Cooker – 1 cup brown rice, 1.5 cups broth