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Slow Cooker Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

4 1/2 Hours




About the Recipe

Amazing Crockpot Gumbo Recipe is full of flavor! The perfect combination of smoked sausage and chicken with cajun spices! It takes less than 30 minutes to get this recipe thrown together in the slow cooker!


  • 3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 large green pepper, chopped

  • 2 ribs celery, chopped

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning (or less if you prefer less spicy)

  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 16 ounces smoked sausage or andouille sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds

  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 10 ounces frozen cut okra, optional

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 green onions (green parts), sliced


  1. In a large saucepan or skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Once heated, add flour and stir with a heat-proof spatula continuously. Roux will begin to darken after about 4 minutes. Continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes more or until the color of ground cinnamon.

  2. Once roux reaches desired color, add onion, green pepper, celery, garlic, and Creole seasoning to pan. Stir and simmer a couple minutes. Stir in 2 cups of the chicken broth and bring to a simmer about 3 minutes.

  3. Transfer roux/vegetable mixture to slow cooker. Season chicken thighs with salt. Add chicken, sausage, okra, bay leaves, and remaining chicken broth to slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook on low setting for 4 hours.

  5. After 4 hours, remove chicken from slow cooker and break apart into large bite-sized pieces. Place back in slow cooker. Using a large spoon, skim off any excess oil from surface of gumbo. Discard bay leaves.

  6. Serve with rice and garnish with green onions, if desired.

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