First, we need to make a roux. This is the hardest part of this dish. If you don’t feel like standing at the stove for 20 min, don’t make this gumbo. You can not leave a roux, you must stir constantly to avoid burning it.
In a 2 quart saucepan, stir together flour, and oil. Let the stirring begin!! Cook over med high heat for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. After the 4 minutes is up, you may begin to get nervous as you see the sauce breaking but don’t worry, just keep stirring!
Reduce heat to medium. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 15 minutes or more until the roux is dark reddish brown. Let Roux cool.
In a crock pot, add chicken broth, add the roux; stir.
Add the sausage, the bell pepper, the okra, onion, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper, and chicken.
Stir to combine. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.