Slow Cooker Low-Carb Gumbo
We are cranking the spice and flavor up in our diet with Cajun cuisine! We’re putting a spin on a seafood classic, gumbo. Technically, it’s hard to imagine gumbo without seafood, but we’re doing this to make it meal prep and budget friendly. We’re boosting the fats a bit as well to make this easier for those following a keto diet.
Keto Chicken Gumbo
- Turn on the saute function on the slow cooker, then add 1 tablespoon olive oil and chopped chicken thighs. Saute for about 6 to 8 minutes until the thighs are cooked. Remove, then toss in smoked turkey sausage. Cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, then remove.
- Add the remaining olive oil, garlic, red onion, bell pepper, celery and okra to the slow cooker and continuously stir so: (a) nothing sticks; and (b) to brown the okra so that it won’t create a slimy gumbo, about 2 to 4 minutes.
- Add Cajun seasoning and mix together to bloom the spices. Add arrowroot starch and stir again. Slowly add the chicken broth while continuing to stir.
- Fold in the chicken and the turkey sausage. Give it a stir, the toss in 2 bay leaves and bring it to simmer.
- Change the setting to slow cooker and cook on medium-high for 4 hours. Enjoy with raw or cooked cauliflower rice to keep it low carb yet satisfying.
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