Anita's Easy Slow Cooker Gumbo
A Delicious no-fuss recipe using Creole Gumbo Mix and your Crock Pot
- Ready In:
- 8hrs 30mins
- 1 -2 lb chicken, boneless skinless
- 2 lbs eckrich farm smoked sausages
- 10 cups chicken broth (or, water* )
- 1 (4 ounce) package Zatarians gumbo base mix
- 1 -2 small onion, diced
- 1 small green bell pepper, diced
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley
- 1 (16 ounce) can okra
- 1 (16 ounce) can corn, drained
- 1 (8 ounce) box rice, (wild pecan -or- instant white)
- Add 1 package of the Creole or Cajun Gumbo Mix to Large Pot of Cold Water or chicken broth (10 cups+)* before you put the chicken into cook. Stir well and bring to a boil.
- Please note that you can find several brands of this gumbo base mix.
- It's usually on the grocery isle with the gravy, and other sauce mixes in packages. I mentioned "Zatarians" brand in my ingredients list because that's the only brand that this program would accept. I've tried several.
- brands and they have all been very good.
- Turn heat down to medium. Add chicken to pot of water with gumbo mix and cook until done. (20-30 minutes).
- Cut cooked and cooled chicken into bite-size pieces and put back in the pot.
- Cut up the smoked sausage in small bite-size pieces and add to pot.
- Note: You can pre cook the sausage in the microwave on high for 2 minutes or so, if you would like to remove some of the grease from the sausage first, before adding to the pot.
- Add all other ingredients (except rice) and cook on low to medium for an hour. Use 1 or 2 cans each of the Vegetables (corn and okra), depending on how much you like.
- Cook the rice separately and set aside. When Gumbo is finished and you are ready to serve, add rice to individual serving bowls and spoon gumbo on top of rice.
- For variation, you can also add a package of frozen, pre cooked and shelled, medium shrimp, which is also excellent. If you use shrimp, don't add until the last 15 minutes of cooking.
- *May need to add more water, depending on how soupy or thick you want the gumbo.
- Can also be made in the crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
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