Slow-Cooker Chicken and Rice Gumbo Soup

This gumbo is going to "get ya" with its flavorful blend of ingredients.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 50 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3/4
pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
pound fully cooked smoked sausage, (two 5-inch sausages), chopped
2
medium celery stalks (with leaves), sliced (1 1/4 cups)
1
large carrot, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
5
cups water
2
tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
package (10 ounces) frozen cut okra, thawed and drained
3
cups hot cooked rice
Red pepper sauce, if desired
  • 1 Mix all ingredients except okra, rice and pepper sauce in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Stir in okra. Cover and cook on low heat setting 20 minutes longer.
  • 3 Spoon soup over rice in soup bowls. Serve with pepper sauce.

    Note:
    This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Expert Tips

(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

To quickly thaw okra, rinse with cold water until it is separated.

You can substitute 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham for the sausage.

Instead of serving the soup over cooked rice, you can cook the rice right in the soup. Stir 1/2 cup uncooked regular long grain rice into the soup with the okra during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Cover and cook on high heat setting 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
70 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8 g
8 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
25 mg
25 %;
Sodium
1690 mg
1690 %;
Total Carbohydrate
35 g
35 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
12 g
12 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%;
Vitamin C
14%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.