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Slow Cooker Gumbo

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Slow Cooker Gumbo



Boost your immune system with this Creole-inspired dish. Indulge in ingredients like shrimp, chicken, okra and the cleansing power of spices (cayenne, garlic, and black pepper) to promote weight loss and support detox. 

Cleanse Days 1-3 Dinner, Phase 3* | Serves 6
Prep time: 10 minutes | Total time: 3 hours 10 minutes to 6 hours 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
2 bell peppers, diced
1 large onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
12-ounce bag frozen sliced okra
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
12 ounces fresh or frozen medium shrimp (thawed if frozen), peeled and deveined
Sea salt, if needed
3 cups hot cooked brown rice*
Chopped green onions
Chopped fresh Italian parsley


DIRECTIONS

  1. In a slow cooker, stir together the first 10 ingredients (tomatoes through cayenne pepper). Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours (or High for 3 hours).

  2. Remove the lid and gently stir in the shrimp. Cover and cook on Low about 3 minutes more, or until the shrimp are opaque. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding sea salt if needed. Serve over cooked brown rice, sprinkled with chopped green onions and parsley.
*PHASE 3 - Sub brown rice for quinoa or wild rice (1.5 cups cooked)



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