Slow 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!
When 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.
As 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.
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.