Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp Recipe -
Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 6+ hrs

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!

Reviews More Reviews

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!

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.


9 Ratings

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!

Oct 05, 2014

This recipe is amazing. My family and I raved over this one. I ADORE the simplicity of throwing everything into the crock pot, and the Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners are genius! No clean up at all!! The only thing I added was some diced smoked beef sausage (kielbasa). We also sprinkled on some gumbo file before serving, since I had it! We will absolutely use this again. I love the mix of proteins and the slightly spicy, flavorful broth. Yumm!!

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.

Nov 18, 2014

Very tasty! I was looking for a way to prepare chicken thighs that was new and exciting and this fit the bill. I had 1/2 of a kielbasa sausage in the fridge so I threw that in as well. We really enjoyed this. :) I didn't cut the thighs up because I knew I would have to leave this in the slow cooker for 8 hours and I was hoping to not dry out the chicken. I was able to shred it with a wooden spoon and it wasn't dry at all.

Oct 31, 2014

Really delicious for such an easy slow cooker recipe! I added some smoked sausage to this, which really came through in the final overall flavor. I also found the consistency to be too thin, so I added some roux. YUM. This was not spicy at all, so next time Ill either add more cayenne, or serve with some hot sauce. A great hearty and healthy meal! The slow cooker liners are a real time saver too!

Oct 24, 2014

So yummy and even easier to make! I added a little spicy sausage and my husband loved it. I think the Reynolds slow cooker liners were sent from the "cooking Gods". No clean up is one thing that attracts me to a new dinner recipe and I will never use my slow cooker without them. I will definitely be making this yummy dish again!!


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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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