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Keto Gumbo

This keto gumbo recipe is hearty and full of flavor! Based on a traditional gumbo with chicken, andouille sausage, and lots of shrimp, this recipe makes a big pot of delicious Southern fare that will transport you right to New Orleans.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: creole, mardi gras, new orleans
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Large pot


  • ½ cup canola or avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum plus more
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • ½ cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 pound chicken chopped into 1" pieces
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons gumbo filé powder
  • 1 pound andouille sausage sliced into discs
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 10-ounce package okra thawed
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce plus more if desired
  • cauliflower rice for serving
  • fresh parsley for garnish
  • green onions for garnish


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and slowly whisk in xanthan gum. Simmer until congealed, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add in garlic, celery, onion, bell peppers, and chicken. Cook 10 minutes.
    Raw chicken and veggies for gumbo
  • Add thyme, salt, cajun seasoning, filé powder, and sausage.
    Veggies and andouille for gumbo
  • Gradually stir in broth, diced tomatoes, and okra, then add shrimp, bay leaves, and hot sauce.
  • Simmer covered on low heat for 1 - 1 ½ hours. After simmering, sprinkle a little more xanthan gum on top of the gumbo and stir it in well.
  • Portion into bowls. Serve with cauliflower rice and garnish with green onions and fresh parsley.


Recipe yields approximately 8 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 1 serving. Values shown do not include cauliflower rice.  Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 2386mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 897IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 4g