Amazing Crockpot Gumbo Recipe is full of flavor! The perfect combination of sausage, chicken and shrimp with cajun spices! It takes less than 30 minutes to get this recipe thrown together in the slow cooker!
WHAT IS GUMBO?
Gumbo is a cajun chicken and sausage stew, sometimes made with shrimp. The stew is made with a roux to thicken it (see below on how to make it!). Other necessary ingredients are onions, garlic and celery (characteristics of cajun cooking), and tomatoes and okra.
This dish comes from the Louisiana in the American South. It is seasoned with thyme and cayenne pepper, and also with Gumbo File. Gumbo File is made from the powdered leaves of a sassafras tree.
If what you’re interested in is Jambalaya, which is more of a stew, with the rice cooked directly in it, check out this healthy Jambalaya recipe.
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This homemade slow cooker gumbo features chicken, Andouille sausage, okra, and lots of fresh veggies! I’ve added in rice to make it a complete meal in one! It’s easy to set up and turn on before work, so you can have a family meal ready to go when you get home.
1/3 cup grapeseed oil or clarified butter
1/3 cup sweet rice flour (or sub white flour for non-gluten free version)
1 onion chopped
1/2 cup celery chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
2 pounds chicken breasts
2 cans diced tomatoes
3 cups water
2 bell peppers chopped
2 cups okra sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons basil
1/4-3/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 is mild heat
1 bay leaf
black pepper to taste
1 box Jones Dairy Farm Pork Little Links
1 teaspoon gumbo file
In a skillet over medium high heat, add oil and sweet rice flour. Stir, and allow the flour to toast. Continue to stir until the flour becomes a light brown color.
Add the chopped onions, garlic and celery to the roux, and saute until softened.
In a crockpot, add the chicken, tomatoes, water, bell peppers and okra, along with all the spices except the gumbo file.
Add the roux/vegetable mixture to the crockpot, and then rinse skillet.
Add the Jones Dairy Farm Pork Little Links to the frying pan, and fry until golden brown over medium high heat.
Slice the cooked sausages, and add them to the crockpot. Slow cook the gumbo for 4 hours on low. It is best cooked on low, but can be made in 2-2 1/2 hours on high heat.
Once the mixture is cooked, take the chicken breasts out, and shred them. Add the chicken back to the pot.
Add the gumbo file, and stir it in.
Serve with rice or cauliflower rice.