Smoked Sausage and Chicken Gumbo Recipe

If you’re in the mood for a tasty Cajun-style dish, look no further than this gumbo recipe made with smoked sausage and chicken, and cooked in the slow cooker.

Winter 2019

Total Hands-On Time: 3-8 hr

Cook Time: 3-8 hr

Yield: Yields 8 servings


If you have a plethora of smoked sausage, this recipe will help you spice up your chicken gumbo.  Slow cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.


  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2cup chopped green pepper, optional
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced okra
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of hot sauce, or to taste
  • 3 cups cooked rice, hot


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the smoked sausage, onion, and green pepper, if using. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and keep warm.
  2. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Add flour, stirring constantly, to make a roux.
  3. In a slow cooker, combine chicken, sausage mixture, roux, celery, okra, tomatoes, and water. Add garlic, bay leaf, Cajun seasoning, salt, thyme, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Discard bay leaf, and serve over rice.

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