Tested till perfect Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

20 minutes of recipe prep is all the time you'll spend on this hearty, stick-to-your-ribs slow-cooker gumbo.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2009

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 4 4boneless skinless chicken thighboneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 4 4chorizo sausagechorizo sausages or mild Italian sausages, sliced
  • 2 2oniononions, diced
  • 2 2celery stalkcelery stalks, diced
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers, diced
  • 4 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp 1tsppaprika
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried thyme
  • 2 2bay leafbay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupdry white wine or sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 can (28oz/796mL) 1can (28oz/796mL)diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsptomato paste
  • 1 pkg (250 g) 1pkg (250 g)frozen okra, thawed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh parsley
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In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken and sausages. Transfer to slow cooker. Drain any fat from pan.

Add remaining oil to skillet; cook onions, celery, red pepper, garlic, paprika, thyme, bay leaves, salt and pepper until lightly golden, about 8 minutes. Add to slow cooker.

Add wine to skillet; bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add to slow cooker. Add tomatoes, broth, tomato paste and 1/2 cup (125 mL) water; cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours and chicken cubes are still whole. Discard bay leaves.

Stir in okra and parsley; cover and cook on high for 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 344 pro 20g total fat 22g sat. fat 7g
carb 17g fibre 4g chol 67mg sodium 869mg

% RDI:

calcium 10 iron 26 vit A 17 vit C 103
folate 35
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