Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo

  • Yield: 6 servings


1large onion, diced
2large red bell peppers, diced
2large stalks celery, diced
5cloves garlic, minced
12ounces frozen or fresh okra, sliced into discs
1tablespoon dried oregano
3-- bay leaves
12ounces smoked turkey sausage, sliced into half moons
1 1/2cups shredded cooked chicken
3cups water
-- salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large slow cooker, add all ingredients. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 or until vegetables are mushy and stock is slightly thickened (it will still be thin).
  2. Serve over brown rice with cornbread on the side.

Recipe courtesy of Cassie Johnson who by day is a higher ed marketing expert, but after hours obsessed with all things health and wellness. Her recipes and articles have appeared on websites for major brands and in the pages of glossy food magazines. Find her daily fitness and food adventures (and misadventures) at Back to Her Roots