This is how we enjoyed a Southern classic on a busy weeknight.
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
| Credit: Greg DuPree

I made the Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya for the Month of Simple Suppers Challege. I loved how this recipe used different seasonings than I usually go for. I am definitely going to start using creole seasons a lot more! I already had most of the ingredients on hand. I excluded the green peppers since no one in my family likes them. My husband chopped the sausage a little smaller so our one-year old daughter could eat them easier. And out of sheer laziness, I took a chance and threw everything in my Instant Pot pressure cooker. Yes, everything raw.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya at home
Credit: Nina Igor

I set the timer and used my time to play with my daughter. Oh, I also forgot to throw in the canned tomatoes, the easiest part, so I quickly added those and reset the timer. The result was great for a weeknight meal. Not as "pretty" as Southern Living's and the rice was a little mushy but the flavor made up for that and we enjoyed a nice warm meal together.

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