Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe -
Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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"Compared to other methods of preparing gumbo this one is relatively quick and simple. The results however are top-notch and sure to please. Serve with rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs 20 mins

    6 hrs 40 mins


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour to form a thick paste until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the flour turns a dark reddish-brown roux, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Pour water into a slow cooker.
  4. Stir in the roux, sausage, chicken, okra, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  5. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours.
  6. Skim off fat with a spoon.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2012

I never had the pleasure of eating gumbo until my sexy and talented cook of a boyfriend made this for me. This recipe is delicious as is, no changes made to the original! This is great on a cold fall day or during Mardi Gras! I love this recipe!! 5 stars!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2014

I love being able to use my slow cooker whenever possible. That being said, I was eager to try out a gumbo recipe involving a slow cooker. I followed the recipe for the most part, but I didn't precook the chicken. I cubed it, and threw it in with the rest of the ingredients. For the smoked sausage, I used Andouille, of course. The end result was good, but a bit bland. I'm not sure what it was missing. It was still good, and edible. The fiance was a bit disappointed in the vegetable/meat ratio, but he still managed to eat it. I'd probably try this again sometime.

Mar 07, 2012

This was such a delicious dish! However, the first time I made the roux, I burnt it (even though I followed recipe's directions). After searching around the internet on how to make roux, I discovered it's not always the easiest thing to make. When I tried again, I didn't cook it the full 15 mins as recipe says - I probably only cooked for 8 mins on medium (after having cooked on med-high for 3 mins). Then, when I took off the burner to cool, I kept whisking for a while to ensure it didn't continue to cook without being stirred (running risk of burning). So, for newbies like me, I would've appreciated more direction on how to make the roux. But, I definitely still give the recipe 5 stars!! It was SO good and is now a family favorite that we'll make often!

Feb 20, 2012

This was delicious for to be made in the slow cooker. I used butter instead of vegetable oil for the roux and I think that did the trick. I also didn't use cooked chicken, 7 hours in the crock pot was plenty of time for the chicken to cook so I didn't see the need. So good!

Sep 06, 2012

So good! I used 2 cups chicken broth and 1 cup beer instead of water. Added creole seasoning to taste with seasoned salt and pepper. Also, instead of chicken I added cooked cocktail shrimp about 4 hours before serving. Served over rice with hot cornbread.n yum!

Mar 03, 2012

My first experience with Gumbo and it was excellent . I had to use canned okra as no fresh was available. It was a little to hot for my taste, but I may have been a little heavy handed with the peppers.

Feb 17, 2013

Great recipe. I added a diced jalapeno for some more heat and bought file powder online to serve with it, and imo it just takes it to another level. Secret to roux, low and slow, and never stop stirring.

Nov 12, 2012

My family LOVES it! I use chicken broth instead of water & add rotel tomatoes.


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  • Calories
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 1083 mg
  • 43%

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

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