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Easy crockpot gumbo recipe shown served over rice on a plate.
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5 from 8 votes

Crockpot Gumbo

A spicy cajun chicken and sausage stew made easy in the crockpot. This recipe makes a large batch -- so freeze extras for quick meals later on!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 288kcal


  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil or clarified butter
  • 1/3 cup sweet rice flour (or sub white flour for non-gluten free version)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cups okra sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons basil
  • 1/4-3/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 is mild heat
  • 1 bay leaf
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 box Jones Dairy Farm Pork Little Links
  • 1 teaspoon gumbo file


  • In a skillet over medium high heat, add oil and sweet rice flour. Stir, and allow the flour to toast. Continue to stir until the flour becomes a light brown color. 
  • Add the chopped onions, garlic and celery to the roux, and saute until softened.
  • In a crockpot, add the chicken, tomatoes, water, bell peppers and okra, along with all the spices except the gumbo file.
  • Add the roux/vegetable mixture to the crockpot, and then rinse skillet.
  • Add the Jones Dairy Farm Pork Little Links to the frying pan, and fry until golden brown over medium high heat.
  • Slice the cooked sausages, and add them to the crockpot. Slow cook the gumbo for 4 hours on low. It is best cooked on low, but can be made in 2-2 1/2 hours on high heat.
  • Once the mixture is cooked, take the chicken breasts out, and shred them. Add the chicken back to the pot.
  • Add the gumbo file, and stir it in.
  • Serve with rice or cauliflower rice.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 809mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1310IU | Vitamin C: 59.2mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg