Chicken and Ham Gumbo (in the slow cooker)

Sharon Colyer


When I became diabetic, a good friend, gave me some cookbooks to help me. Most of the recipes seem like regular recipes to me. This one does call for lower-sodium products. But, you can use regular ones, if you want. From Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook. Picture from a friend & member Nor M.

Start with a 4 quart slow cooker.


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Makes 6 servings
40 Min
7 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 1/2 lb
    boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg
    (10 oz) frozen okra
  • 1/2 lb
    extra-lean lower sodium ham, cut into small chunks
  • 1 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped green peppers
  • 2 can(s)
    (10 oz each) no-salt-added cannellini beans, drained
  • 6 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 can(s)
    (10 oz each) diced tomatoes with green chilies*
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • ·
    * for milder spice, use 1 can of tomatoes w/green chilies and 1 can with tomatoes only
  • ******VARIATIONS******

  • 1)
    stir in 1/2 cup long grain, dry rice with rest of ingredients
  • 2)
    add 1/4 tsp. pepper with other ingredients

How to Make Chicken and Ham Gumbo (in the slow cooker)


  1. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Cook, in oil, in skillet, until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Run hot water over okra, until pieces separate easily.
  3. Combine all ingredients, except cilantrol, in a 4 quart slow cooker. Cover. Cook on LOW 6-8 hours. Stir in cilantro, before serving. Makes 6 servings.
  4. Nutrition: One serving 385 cal, 13 g fat (3.1 g sat, 3.4 g poly, 5.2 g mono), 96 mg chol, 879 mg sod, 28 g carb, 7 g fiber, 38 g protein, 10 g sugars. Values are figured on original recipe.

    Exchange List Values: Starch 1.0, Vegetable 3.0, Meat, lean 4.0

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