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chicken and ham gumbo (in the slow cooker)

Recipe by
Sharon Colyer
Louisville, KY

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.

yield serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 7 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For chicken and ham gumbo (in the slow cooker)

  • 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
    (10 oz each) no-salt-added cannellini beans, drained
  • 6 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 can
    (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