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Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo

I love cooking something different in the slow cooker and this Chicken Gumbo is one of our new found favourites. It goes well with rice but could be served with potatoes instead.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South American
Keyword: chicken, slow cooker
Servings: 4 people


  • 500 g diced chicken
  • 75 g chopped chorizo
  • 75 g chopped smoked bacon
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 celery sticks chopped
  • 2 peppers sliced


  • Spray a frying pan with oil and fry the chicken for a couple of minutes before adding the chorizo and bacon, frying until browned. Transfer to the slow cooker pot.
  • Fry the onion and garlic until softened and then stir in the flour. Add the herbs, stock and cayenne pepper and stir whilst bringing to the boil. Add to the slow cooker pot along with the celery and peppers.
  • Cook for 8 hours on low.