Slow Cooker Gumbo Recipe (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This Paleo gumbo is packed it with chicken thighs, sausage and shrimp in addition to veggies and lots of seasonings. It's also Whole30 compliant!
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  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning mix
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 1/2 lb pre-cooked sausages, sliced (about 3-4 large sausages)
  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined and tails removed
  • 4 green onions, diced


  • Whisk together chicken broth and arrowroot flour until no lumps remain. Set aside. 
  • Chop onion, bell pepper, celery as noted and peel and smash garlic. 
  • Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker and toss in the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, and bay leaves. Sprinkle cajun seasoning and thyme over everything. 
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes and chicken broth. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. 
  • When the gumbo has 30 minutes left, slice up the sausages and green onions. Add the sausage, shrimp and 3/4 of the green onions to the slow cooker. Cook for the remaining 30 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through. 
  • Shred the chicken with two forks. Ladle gumbo into bowls, sprinkle with remaining green onions and serve.


Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here. 


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 1g