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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Line a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds(R) Slow Cooker Liner.

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  • 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.

  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

  • 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.

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP:

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

282 calories; 6.7 g total fat; 119 mg cholesterol; 562 mg sodium. 32.3 g carbohydrates; 22.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
This was great! I added a traditional roux and used diced tomatoes with garlic and onions. Very tasty!!! You can also add andouille sausage. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/28/2015
Totally without taste. I even added shrimp and NZ mussels. Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
This was great! I added a traditional roux and used diced tomatoes with garlic and onions. Very tasty!!! You can also add andouille sausage. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
This was great! I added a traditional roux and used diced tomatoes with garlic and onions. Very tasty!!! You can also add andouille sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2014
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 absolutely wonderful definitely a hit! I used the Simple Cajun Seasoning recipe from this site since it's not a seasoning I generally keep on hand. Like a previous reviewer I also used Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners when making this recipe- they definitely saved me time on clean up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
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 or they would have cleaned the pot. I like the taste of okra and I will add some next time with about half a package of andouille. There are so many veggies in this the only side needed is some crusty bread to catch every drop of the delicious broth! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2014
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 added some roux. YUM. This was not spicy at all so next time Ill either add more cayenne or serve with some hot sauce. A great hearty and healthy meal! The slow cooker liners are a real time saver too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
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 of the liquid making it less soupy. We had thirds... could not stop eating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2015
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 and super simple! I changed two things: #1 omitted the cayenne. My husband can't handle spicy. #2 put 2lbs skinless bone-in whole chicken thighs instead of 1lb chopped boneless skinless. (I figured the bone made them twice as heavy so I doubled it.) We had to remove the bones after it was done cooking shredding the chicken in the process. I don't think this made a difference taste-wise just ease-wise. Shredding already slow-cooked chicken is way easier (and cleaner) than chopping raw chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2017
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 Orleans but ended up eating the whole batch by myself:( Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2016
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 instead of the chicken thighs called for. And I was happy. I didn t add the cayenne because I don t like heat in my food and I m glad I chose not to. Between the Cajun seasoning I used and the Cajun andouille sausage I threw in it was really quite hot enough thank you very much. I also added some frozen okra something fairly new to me and I enjoyed it (FYI the frozen was infinitely better looking than the fresh ). I m not sure this was as good prepared in a Crock Pot as it would be in the conventional manner but it sure was good enough! Note: I also didn t use the slow cooker liner and the pot cleaned up quite nicely and with little effort without it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2014
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 chicken sausage and used a couple of teaspoons of file gumbo. Enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for sharing Reynolds. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/28/2015
Totally without taste. I even added shrimp and NZ mussels. Read More
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