Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp Recipe -
Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp Recipe
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Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp

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"This Cajun-inspired dish practically makes itself. Just dump the ingredient in the slow cooker, toss in the shrimp a few minutes before serving and voila! Dinner is served."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 15 mins


  1. Line a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.
  2. Add tomatoes, chicken, broth, green pepper, onion, celery, Cajun seasoning, garlic, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to prepared slow cooker. Stir gently with wooden spoon or rubber scraper to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Remove lid and stir in shrimp gently with a wooden spoon or rubber scraper. Cover and cook about 3 minutes more, or until shrimp is opaque. Serve over cooked rice.
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  • Make this dish inspired by ‘The Big Easy' and make it as easy as can be! When you use a slow cooker liner, there's virtually no cleanup to worry about afterwards. Plus, with no roux to make and no pots to scrub, you'll have extra time to sit back and relax with your family!

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 13, 2014

Really great flavor, here! Though not a traditional gumbo (no roux), this is a very easy recipe to prepare. I followed the recipe exactly, and DH and DS had seconds. I reserved some for lunch, or they would have cleaned the pot. I like the taste of okra, and I will add some next time, with about half a package of andouille. There are so many veggies in this, the only side needed is some crusty bread, to catch every drop of the delicious broth!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 28, 2015

Totally without taste. I even added shrimp and NZ mussels.


15 Ratings

Aug 20, 2014

This was great! I added a traditional roux and used diced tomatoes with garlic and onions. Very tasty!!! You can also add andouille sausage.

Oct 09, 2014

Great recipe! I left out the celery and used 2 red bell peppers rather than the green just due to family preferences. I also used cubed chicken breast rather than thighs. The flavor was absolutely wonderful, definitely a hit! I used the Simple Cajun Seasoning recipe from this site since it's not a seasoning I generally keep on hand. Like a previous reviewer, I also used Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners when making this recipe- they definitely saved me time on clean up!

Feb 28, 2015

Very good! Sauteed onions, garlic, celery and added mushrooms in EVOO before adding to crock pot. Made a roux in the saute pan and added it to crock pit. Easy and very tasty!

Jan 16, 2015

I've never had gumbo before, so I can't judge how authentic this is. Having said that, we loved this. We served it over the rice and had slices of fresh baked bread as a side. Delicious meal, and super simple! I changed two things: #1 omitted the cayenne. My husband can't handle spicy. #2 put 2lbs skinless, bone-in whole chicken thighs, instead of 1lb chopped boneless, skinless. (I figured the bone made them twice as heavy so I doubled it.) We had to remove the bones after it was done cooking shredding the chicken in the process. I don't think this made a difference taste-wise, just ease-wise. Shredding already slow-cooked chicken is way easier (and cleaner) than chopping raw chicken.

Dec 30, 2014

Very easy and flavorful. I added sausage and mushroom, substituted ROTEL for the stewed tomatoes, cooked the rice in the slow cooker about 30 min prior to adding the shrimp which absorbed some of the liquid making it less soupy. We had thirds... could not stop eating.

Dec 02, 2014

This was a delicious and easy weeknight gumbo. Took me about 15 minutes to throw together. A few enhancements, I used two cans of tomatoes with okra and one stewed, added sliced andouille chicken sausage, and used a couple of teaspoons of file gumbo. Enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for sharing, Reynolds.


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 119 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 562 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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