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Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"This Cajun-inspired dish practically makes itself. Just dump the ingredients in the slow cooker, toss in the shrimp a few minutes before serving and voila! Dinner is served."
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6 h 15 m servings 282
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Line a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds(R) Slow Cooker Liner.
  2. Add tomatoes, chicken, broth, green pepper, onion, celery, Cajun seasoning, garlic, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to prepared slow cooker. Stir gently with wooden spoon or rubber scraper to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Remove lid and stir in shrimp gently with a wooden spoon or rubber scraper. Cover and cook about 3 minutes more, or until shrimp is opaque. Serve over cooked rice.


  • Make this dish inspired by ‘The Big Easy' and make it as easy as can be! When you use a slow cooker liner, there's virtually no cleanup to worry about afterwards. Plus, with no roux to make and no pots to scrub, you'll have extra time to sit back and relax with your family!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 282 calories; 6.7 32.3 22.4 119 562 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was great! I added a traditional roux and used diced tomatoes with garlic and onions. Very tasty!!! You can also add andouille sausage.

Most helpful critical review

Totally without taste. I even added shrimp and NZ mussels.

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This was great! I added a traditional roux and used diced tomatoes with garlic and onions. Very tasty!!! You can also add andouille sausage.

Great recipe! I left out the celery and used 2 red bell peppers rather than the green just due to family preferences. I also used cubed chicken breast rather than thighs. The flavor was absol...

Really great flavor, here! Though not a traditional gumbo (no roux), this is a very easy recipe to prepare. I followed the recipe exactly, and DH and DS had seconds. I reserved some for lunch...

Really delicious for such an easy slow cooker recipe! I added some smoked sausage to this, which really came through in the final overall flavor. I also found the consistency to be too thin, so ...

I've never had gumbo before, so I can't judge how authentic this is. Having said that, we loved this. We served it over the rice and had slices of fresh baked bread as a side. Delicious meal, an...

Very easy and flavorful. I added sausage and mushroom, substituted ROTEL for the stewed tomatoes, cooked the rice in the slow cooker about 30 min prior to adding the shrimp which absorbed some o...

Delicious! I like it when my lips buzz a little but if you don't like spicy, make sure you cut down on the cayenne and Cajun spice. I made it to share with a friend who used to live in New Orlea...

5-20-16 ~I wish there was something I could do to rid myself of my distaste for dark meat. There are so many recipes that call for it but I just can’t do it. Here too, I used chicken breasts ...

This was a delicious and easy weeknight gumbo. Took me about 15 minutes to throw together. A few enhancements, I used two cans of tomatoes with okra and one stewed, added sliced andouille chic...