Anita's Easy Slow Cooker Gumbo

Recipe by Recipe USA
READY IN: 8hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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