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Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo is a hearty, flavorful, and filling meal! It's easy to make thanks to the crockpot and it's freezer friendly!
Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins
This Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo is a New Orleans inspired dish that's full of flavor! It's comfort food to the max, hearty, and best of all it's freezer friendly! 
Course: Main Dish, Slow Cooker, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gumbo, slow cooker gumbo
Servings: 8 +servings
Calories: 614 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 1/2 cup butter or oil
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed and chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons- 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced into 1/2" rounds
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen okra, thawed, drained, and patted dry
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breast or boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 pound raw large shrimp, deveined, peeled, and rinsed
  1. In a large dutch oven or heavy bottomed saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and continue to whisk almost constantly until it reaches a medium brown color (like peanut butter) and has a nice toasty smell. If it is browning really fast turn down your heat so it doesn't burn. 

  2. Add the chopped onion, bell peppers, celery, garlic and cajun seasoning. Increase heat back up to medium if needed and cook for 3-5 minutes just to get the vegetables a little head start. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and continue to whisk until there are no lumps. Transfer to slow cooker. 

  3. Stir in sausage, okra, and bay leaves. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken can be easily shredded. 

  4. Remove chicken to cutting board and shred. Transfer back to slow cooker and stir in shrimp. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let stew settle for 5 minutes. If any fat comes to the surface remove with a spoon if desired. 

Recipe Notes
  1. Freezer Friendly- this can be frozen in single portions or larger portions for up to 6 months in a freezer safe container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat as needed. 
  2. Nutrition info calculated using butter and chicken breasts. 

What to serve with this Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo

  • Simple side salad
  • Hot cooked rice of choice
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 293mg98%
Sodium 1510mg66%
Potassium 819mg23%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 1950IU39%
Vitamin C 52.7mg64%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.