The Best Keto Gumbo (Slow Cooker, Low Carb, & Paleo)

This Slow Cooker Keto Gumbo is not only fast and easy to make, it's delicious! Simply throw all the ingredients - minus the shrimp - in a slow cooker, then add the shrimp and cauliflower rice 20 minutes before serving.

Traditional Gumbo uses a roux to thicken up the liquid and has okra in it. Unfortunately, making it keto required 86-ing the roux, in favor of my favorite keto thickener: Xanthan Gum. I know, I know, that doesn't make it real Gumbo, but to eat healthfully, sometimes sacrifices must be made!

Gumbo is super easy to make Keto and in the slow cooker. You literally throw all the meats along with the veggies in the slow cooker, then add in the shrimp about 20 minutes before serving.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 lbs Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless (I used the ones from my ButcherBox)
  • 1 lb frozen Shrimp, deveined, no tails
  • 1 lb Sausage, cut into rounds
  • 1 Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 4 T Garlic in Olive Oil
  • 6 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 15 ounces Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 T Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ tsp each: Cayenne, Thyme, Oregano, Pepper
  • ½ tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1-2 cup Chicken Bone Broth


  1. Add all the ingredients except the shrimp in your slow cooker. Stir and mix well.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  3. Add the shrimp 20 minutes before serving.
  4. Keep warm and enjoy!