Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crock Pot Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

A Crock Pot Haiku

Goodness dumped inside
cooks all day, no need to watch
I love you crock pot

September was crock pot month at DTD. It's a repeat but easily one of my favorites. Who doesn't like to crock pot it up during a busy week or a lazy Sunday? My recipe was Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. We just had it this Sunday, and its delish. I dumped all the ingredients in when I woke up in the morning and when we got back from the Colts game, dinner!

I am a spice wuss, so I keep a shaker of Creole seasoning out so those that want it spicy can add it to their bowls.

3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 package fully-cooked smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 carrots , peeled and sliced
1 yellow onion , chopped
1 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes, undrained
5 cups water
3 chicken bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 10-ounce bag frozen okra, thawed and drained
3 cups long-grain white rice (quick cooking)


1. Mix together chicken, sausage, carrot(s), onion, tomatoes, water, bouillon and thyme in a slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low until chicken is no longer pink in center, 7-8 hours. Stir in okra. Cover and cook on low 20 minutes longer.

3. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package instructions. Serve gumbo spooned over rice in individual soup bowls.

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