Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups water
  • ¾ pound smoked sausage, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 ½ cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups sliced okra
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour to form a thick paste until smooth, about 3 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the flour turns a dark reddish-brown roux, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Step 3

    Pour water into a slow cooker.

  • Step 4

    Stir in the roux, sausage, chicken, okra, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  • Step 5

    Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours.

  • Step 6

    Skim off fat with a spoon.

  • Tips

    The magazine version of this recipe uses 1 cup okra and adds 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning.

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