Total Time
5 Hours 10 Mins
Makes 6 servings

Easy Side: Drizzle sliced fresh tomatoes with oil-and-vinegar dressing; season with salt and pepper to taste.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 4 ingredients and 2 tsp. Creole seasoning in a lightly greased 6-qt. oval-shaped slow cooker.

Step 2

Combine paprika and remaining 2 tsp. Creole seasoning; rub over chicken. Arrange chicken on top of vegetable mixture. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours or until chicken is done.

Ratings & Reviews

Chicken is good. Veggies, not so much.

April 03, 2016
The chicken itself is really good, fall off the bone tender.  Veggies, not so good - one improvement might be to use the veggies frozen, instead of thawing before adding to the cooker.  The okra turned out particularly slimy and overcooked.  Also, the veggies came out too spicy for my 8YO daughter.

AlisaMason's Review

January 29, 2013
I made this for Sunday night. I couldn't find the gumbo mix so I used soup vegetable mix. Of course, I added a whole lot more creole and some garlic salt. I sent some with my boyfriend to work that night and he called me later raving about how outstanding it was. My son acted the same way. We are adding it to the rotation.


May 18, 2016
We love this dish! I have made it with and without the gumbo vegetables as okra is not my favorite. Both ways are good. As a substitute I used chopped fresh red pepper and chopped onion. The field peas are similar to black eyed peas. So good!

jezinthekitchen's Review

November 25, 2014
I found all the vegetables called for in several grocery stores, all Pict Sweet brand. I live in Alabama, which is where Southern Living's editorial offices are located, so this may be a regional brand. The gumbo vegetables blend has onion, red bell pepper, corn, okra and celery. Hope this helps!

Jennyruth's Review

January 29, 2013
Made this today and it was really good. I couldn't find the corn mix but I did find the field peas and gumbo mix at Walmart. It was the pict sweet brand.

Beachwalker4762's Review

December 31, 2012
This dish is on the cover of a Southern Living special edition featureng slow cooker recipes. I bought the the edition wanting to make this recipe, but cannot find some of the ingredients!!! This issue is on display til March of 2013 so although I see it was first featured in 2010, I would have thought the ingredients readily available in major grocery stores. There was even a tip from the "test kitchen". I would love to know what brands of frozen foods were used and where they were found when this recipe was tested. Please help.

Cathy5981's Review

December 19, 2010
Would love to try this recipe, but cannot locate all of the ingredients! Have been to all the major grocery stores in my area and cannot find frozen vegetable gumbo mix or frozen baby gold and white corn. Any suggestions??