Slow Cooker Cajun Gumbo Recipe
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An authentic Cajun Gumbo recipe for your slow cooker. Packed with meat, vegetables, and seafood. Yummy!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: New Orleans
Serves: 8 - 10 serves
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces) fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen sliced okra
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage, sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Cooked rice
  • 1 ½ pounds raw peeled and deveined shrimp
  1. To make a roux, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat and add the flour. Cook the roux, whisking frequently, until it turns a chocolate brown color. Reduce the heat as needed to avoid burning. This will take approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Combine celery, green pepper, and onion in a mixing bowl. Cook for 1–2 minutes. Cook for another 2 minutes after adding the garlic. Place the mixture in the slow cooker crock.
  3. In a slow cooker, combine chicken broth, tomatoes, Creole spice, chicken, sausage, okra, and thyme.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 3 ½ to 4 hours or LOW for 6 ½ to 7 hours. Stir in the shrimp. Cook for a few minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through.
  5. Serve with rice.
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Serving size: 8-10 serves
Recipe by Slow Cooker Society at