Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Rev BJ Friley


This slow cooker recipe of classic Creole gumbo browns the flour in a skillet without fat so the final recipe has only 320 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving.

pinch tips: How to Brown Chicken



8 (3/4-cup) servings


3 Hr 30 Min


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


1/3 c
all purpose flour
1 can(s)
(14 oz.) reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 c
chopped cooked chicken breast or turkey breast (10 ounces)
8 oz
smoked turkey sausage links, quartered lengthwise and sliced
2 c
sliced okra or one 10-ounce package frozen cut okra, partially thawed
1 c
1 c
onion, coarsely chopped
1 c
redf or green sweet pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 c
celery, sliced
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
dried thyme, crushed
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
3 c
hot cooked browen rice

Directions Step-By-Step

For roux: In a heavy sauce pan, cook flour over medium heat about 6 minutes or until brown, still occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Gradually stir broth into flour. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
Pour thickened flour mixture in a 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker.
Add chicken, sausage, okra, the water, onion, sweet pepper, celery, garlic, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Skim off fat.
Serve gumbo over hot cooked brown rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American