Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 84)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

I made this slow cooker chicken and sausage gumbo over the weekend and really liked how it turned out.

It was easy to put together and tasted great.

As a starting off point, I used the recipe for slow cooker chicken sausage gumbo from Betty Crocker’s Slow Cooker Cookbook.

Then made a few changes to jazz it up a bit.

Served over rice with warm crusty bread, this slow cooker chicken and sausage gumbo was ready-and-waiting for us when we got home from the movies :-)

Each generous serving has just 270 calories and *7 Weight Watchers points plus.


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Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
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Though not authentic this slow cooker chicken and sausage gumbo is an easy, healthy and delicious dish the whole family enjoyed.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  • ¾ pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ pound fully cooked smoked sausage, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika (optional)
  • 10 ounces frozen cut okra, thawed and drained (2-1/2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • Hot red pepper sauce, for serving, if desired
  1. I used my 4-Quart slow cooker.
  2. Put the chicken, sausage, celery, bell pepper, onion, undrained tomatoes, broth, tapioca, thyme and paprika (if using) in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or until the chicken is done and vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the okra and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and continue to cook on low until the okra is tender, 10 to 20 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the chopped scallions.
  6. Serve over cooked rice with hot pepper sauce, if desired.
Cook's Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (1/2 cup rice and 1-1/3 cups gumbo): 270 calories, 8 g fat, 35 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein and 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Source: Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Slow Cooker Cookbook

*PointsPlus® for slow cooker chicken and sausage gumbo calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If you liked slow cooker chicken and sausage gumbo you might also like:

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Osso Buco
Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken
Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Sausage

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  1. Susan Adam says

    I’ll be making this soon!! I’ve been on a gumbo kick lately so this fits the bill! The points plus totals are also why I love this blog!!!

  2. says

    What an easy way to make an awesome gumbo! Love that you provide nutritional values and Weight Watcher points. Think I might add a few shrimp to kick it up a little for the family.

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