Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Total Time
6hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 6 hrs

My children love gumbo. Their Uncle Jim makes the best (see Jim's Famous Seafood Gumbo) but in a pinch I will throw this in a crock pot for a cold night and they will be satisfied. The hardest part is making the roux. Don't rush it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the roux, in a heavy 2 quart saucepan, stir together the flour and oil until smooth.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Cook and stir constantly about 15 minutes more or until a dark, reddish brown roux forms.
  5. Cool.
  6. Place water into crockpot.
  7. Stir in roux.
  8. Add sausage, chicken, okra, onion, pepper, celery, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper.
  9. Cover.
  10. Cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours.
  11. Skim off fat.
  12. Serve over hot cooked rice.


Most Helpful

I have made gumbo before, but never in the crockpot and was very anxious to see how it would turn out. Overall it was very good, but I think I would make a few minor changes the next time I make it. For one thing, and this is my fault, I would cook the roux a little longer. I cooked it for 20 minutes and it was a dark, reddish brown color, but not quite dark enough. I also think I might try using chicken broth instead of water. I like my gumbo fairly thick and the crockpot put too much moisture in the dish, so half way through the cooking process, I poured it all into an enamel covered, cast iron dutch oven and that seemed to correct the problem. The flavor was wonderful and I most definitely would make this again. Thank you so much for submitting this. I love your recipes!

Irish Rose April 15, 2008

I will rate this recipe a 4 star for the way it is... i added a few things that I think made it 5 stars :) After reading the reviews about 'blandness' I added a few extra spices according to an Emeril recipe I found-- approximately 1/4 to 1/2 tsp each of paprika, thyme, oregano, parsley, and 3 bay leaves. With that- perfectly spiced!! I also used 1/2 chicken stock and 1/2 water for the water.

Andreadmb October 21, 2010

Found this recipe to be a little bland, which was surprising to me. There are leftovers so I'm going to add some Louisiana Hot Sauce and a little more salt and see if that spices it up a little

Chef JClay September 29, 2009

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