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Wayfair Super Bowl Snack-Off Jambalya

hamilton beach stay or goSlow cookers are all the rage right now. The dump and go ease of a slow cooker is a very attractive feature. A very useful kitchen appliance for busy families!

So, when the folks at Wayfair asked me to come up with a game day recipe for their Super Bowl Snack-Off using the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker, it was game on.

IMG_8621When I think of game day food, I think of two things…

That it’s tragic that my Patriots aren’t going to the Super Bowl and that I will still make party food for the big game because it’s an excellent excuse to eat yummy food.

For my contribution to Wayfair’s Super Bowl Snack-Off I’ve made a slow cooker jambalaya. The perfect blend of hot and hearty with spicy sausage, tender chunks of chicken and shrimp. Game day food at its finest.

crock pot jambalyaAs I was working with the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker, I noticed a couple of neat features that makes it especially helpful for game day get togethers.

The lid has a clasp and seal that ensures that when transporting your dish to a friend’s house, there’s no risk of a spillover in your car. That is a very reassuring feature. Especially if you’ve made something like chili.

Also, there’s a setting that keeps food warm after cooking. A great feature for hot dips, chocolate fondue or any other recipe that you want to keep warm but not so hot that it will continue to cook. Brilliant.

Whichever team you are rooting for this Super Bowl, you are sure to have a winner with this jambalaya. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Jambalya

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 pound Andouille sausage (I substituted chorizo because my grocer didn’t have Andouille)
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
1 14oz can tomato sauce
1 large onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken broth
2 tsps dried oregano
2 tsps creole seasoning
3 cups long grain rice
1 lb shrimp, shells and tails removed

Set slow cooker on high. Dump in everything except the rice and shrimp. Give it a good stir to mix it all together. Close lid and let cook for 2 hours.

After two hours, add rice. Give it another stir. Let cook for an additional thirty minutes and then add shrimp.

Allow to cook for another half of an hour. Garnish with chopped parsley if you like.

Serves 10-12

Wayfair sent a Hamilton Beach Stay or Go for my review and a gift card to cover my recipe ingredients. All thoughts and experiences are my own.


  1. Cassie Sue says:

    Sounds yummy! I don’t think I could live without my slow cooker. During the summer it’s great to cook hearty meals without heating up the whole house, and during the winter it is perfect for soups (and jambalya) without having to babysit the stove all day. Hubby and I used our first one so much we burned it out (after 5 years of constant use), and had to buy a new one.

    I like the lock feature on this one, for traveling with potentially messy foods.

  2. Oh, this looks fantastic! Think it will be on mu menu next week. Thanks, Melanie!

  3. I love this recipe looks YUMMY will try.

  4. I bought the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go about three hours after I dumped the contents of my old slow cooker all over the inside of my car. (Braked and swerved because of some idiot who clearly did not deserve to have either a vehicle or a license.) I was on my way to a pot-luck, ant the sweet and sour meat balls never made it. I love this slow cooker, and love your recipe too! It’s real food, instead of the carb and sodium laden fare that usually appears at such parties.

    • Oh my! That must have been a mess. I can’t imagine how hard that must’ve been to clean up ! 🙁 That locking mechanism is pretty clever.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh my, let me join in on the praise for your recipe and the lid clasp. As Lorna indicated; there is nothing quite so messy as having to avoid an accident, survive intact, take a deep breath and smell your carefully prepared contribution splashed all over the interior of your car. Ugh. New train of thought; your jambalaya looks fantastic and I can smell it simmering and filling the house with wonderful aromas from here. I love jambalaya. It reminds me of a fabulous trip to New Orleans. Great memories.

    • Oh how I love New Orleans. I love jambalaya too. And it does fill the house with such an incredible smell. Actually, 24 hours later it still smells like jambalaya here, lol.

  6. Always looking for a dish with a little “wow” factor for company, that serves several, and can be made ahead. I need a new slow-cooker and wasn’t sure what to get, so will put the Hamilton-Beach on my wish list. Bet it tastes even better left over, too! Great shot of the finished dish, Melanie.

  7. Yum! I love Jumbalaya and you can’t get a good here in Boston. You have to go to New Orleans so making it is a great idea!

  8. If we eat a home cooked meal during the week, it comes from the slow cooker. I love mine too, but oh, I would so love to have that strap that keeps the lid on. I’ve had sooo many spill-overs taking dishes to pot luck at church 🙁 Can’t wait to try your recipe 🙂

  9. My mom has one of these – I keep trying to steal it, but she has a firm lock on it. (Ha!) I just made jambalaya last week. Never crossed my mind to use my crockpot! Next time, next time…

  10. Patricia N. says:

    This slow cooker looks amazing. Wish I had one when I was still teaching. We used to have luncheons and I always brought something in the slow cooker. My husband would tape the lid down so that nothing would spill. We would then put it in a box lined with towels and place it on the floor in the back seat. The worst part was trying to get all of that tape off for serving. Fun times.

    I will definitely try your jambalaya; it looks magnificent. I’ll just have to cook the shrimp separately; Hubby has gout and can’t eat shrimp. Poor guy; it loves it so.

  11. I’m going to try this for Super Bowl. I also cooked for the Wafair Superbowl Challenge- Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ Chicken. It was delish. Since my hometown team is in the Super Bowl–go Ravens— I know every last bit of this dish will get eaten up! Great pick.

  12. These look wonderful! I’m also participating. So great to see so many awesome cooks participate with such wonderful recipes.

  13. if i cut the recipe in half, will the timing be the same? looks delicious!

  14. What size slowcooker is this for??

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  16. Is the rice cooked before putting into the pot or no?

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