Easy Slow Cooker Gumbo is super easy to make in the slow cooker and is loaded with chicken, sausage, shrimp, and spices; and a real crowd-pleaser.
Easy slow cooker gumbo is one of those dishes where you can throw the ingredients in and let it cook all day. It fills the house with a lovely aroma and is delicious to eat.
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving Day. My day was wonderful. We celebrated the day at my mom’s house with a ton of family. It was definitely a day with great food, great conversation, people that I love, and so much to be thankful for.
I love eating gumbo; there is a restaurant that Mike and I enjoy going to that serves delicious gumbo. Whenever we go out there for a meal we make sure to order a bowl of their gumbo.
So when my daughter requested gumbo for her birthday dinner I was eager to make the dish for her. She emailed me a simple recipe that she thought everyone would enjoy. I love the fact that it was a slow cooker recipe.
The fact is that after cutting the chicken, sausage, and vegetables it is added to the slow cooker along with the spices and it cooks for 6 to 8 hours. It can’t get much easier than that. This is great because there are always other things that I can do when I am cooking for my family.
Then an hour before you are going to serve the gumbo stir in the shrimp. Once there is half an hour left you to stir in the cooked rice. Once the rice is heated up it is ready to serve.
My daughter asked for cornbread to be served with this dish. It turned out to be a great combination.
Here are some other easy recipes you might enjoy:
Easy Slow Cooker Gumbo
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 1 pound smoked sausage
- 1 pound raw shrimp
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 3 chopped stalks celery
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 1/2 cup cooked rice
- Cut the chicken into bite sizes pieces and slice the smoked sausage. Remove the shells from the shrimp and devein (you will add the shrimp at the end of the cooking time).
- Cut the vegetables to the size that you want. Just remember that celery may take a little longer to cook if they are large pieces.
- Add the chicken, smoked sausage, vegetables, and seasoning to the crockpot. Cook 6 to 8 hours on low heat. Stir the gumbo occasionally.
- An hour before you serve the gumbo add the cleaned shrimp. The last half an hour add the cooked rice and stir in until well combined.
- Serve with cornbread or your favorite bread.
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Looks warming and delicious…perfect for the season, Dawn.
David @ Spiced
Now you’re talking my kind of language, Dawn! You might remember that I spent some time living in south Louisiana, and I developed a huge love for gumbo. I’ve been craving gumbo ever since it turned cold, and I might just have to get going on that now! 🙂 Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Love gumbo! Or any and all Creole/Cajun dishes. Never made this in the slow cooker — really need to try it that way. Thanks!
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
I love meals that come together so quickly but that are still delicious and comforting. This sounds like a winner!
Looks like a great bowl of yum, Dawn!
Love everything about this gumbo recipe, even better that is can be done in the slow cooker, looks like you really make birthdays special. Happy Holidays Dawn!