Completely Keto Louisiana Chicken Gumbo

After a mesmerizing trip to New Orleans, where the vibrant culture, lively music, and, most importantly, the mouthwatering cuisine left an indelible mark, Jamie, a keto lifestyle blogger, returned home with a mission. Captivated by the traditional Louisiana gumbo she tasted in the heart of the French Quarter, Jamie was determined to recreate this soul-warming dish with a keto twist, ensuring that those following a low-carb lifestyle could still enjoy the rich, complex flavors of this iconic Southern comfort food.

In her kitchen, surrounded by the spices and ingredients that make gumbo a standout dish, Jamie set to work. She replaced the roux, typically made from flour and fat, with a clever combination of olive oil and crushed tomatoes to thicken the stew without adding unnecessary carbs. The classic andouille sausage was swapped for Italian sausage with no added sugar, and riced cauliflower took the place of traditional rice, ensuring the gumbo remained hearty but keto-friendly.

As the gumbo simmered, the aromas of smokey paprika, garlic, and bay leaves filled the air, transporting Jamie back to the bustling streets of New Orleans. She shared her culinary adventure and the resulting recipe on her blog, complete with stories of jazz-filled nights and the warm hospitality she experienced. Her “Completely Keto Louisiana Chicken Gumbo” quickly became a hit among her readers, offering a taste of New Orleans’ spirit and a reminder that with a bit of creativity, any dish could be adapted to fit the keto lifestyle. Jamie’s gumbo was more than just a meal; it was a celebration of culture, adaptation, and the joy of bringing a piece of her travels back home to share with others.

Completely Keto Louisiana Chicken Gumbo

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Keto Chicken Gumbo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs skinless, boneless, in pieces
  • 4 Italian sausage sliced (no sugar)
  • 2 onions diced
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp smokey paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Pinot Grigiot or chicken broth
  • 8 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 package frozen okra
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower


  1. Put all ingredients in slow cooker.

    Turn on high for 30 minutes

    Turn to medium or low and cook for an additional 3.5-6 hours.

    Discard bay leaves before serving.

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