This Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe is super easy. Gumbo is one hundred percent New Orleans food. Make this flavorful gumbo for a taste of Cajun country.
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Easy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe
I have visited New Orleans many times and Gumbo is hands-down my favorite dish. Enjoying a fresh bowl of gumbo on a humid outside balcony while listening to jazz off in the distance . . .pure New Orleans flair.
Now we can enjoy gumbo at home with this Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. We’ll just have to pretend we’re on a balcony in the French Quarter.
What Is The Difference Between Gumbo And Jambalaya
Jambalaya is primarily a rice dish with a thick sauce while gumbo is more of a stew. Gumbo is typically served with rice, but the rice is not a main ingredient as it is in jambalaya.
What Is In Gumbo
Gumbo starts with a dark rue, the holy trinity (onion, bell pepper and celery) and file powder. Seafood gumbo is very popular. But this gumbo recipe highlights chicken and sausage. Perfect for those that are not seafood fans.
The end result is a thick stew that is spiced with Cajun seasoning and filled with the protein of choice.
How To Make Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
- Brown the chicken and sausage. Remove from pot and set aside.
- Melt butter and slowly whisk in flour. Slowly brown the rue over medium/low heat until it reaches a deep brown color. (I prefer my rue to be a blonde caramel color. Go as light or dark as you prefer.)
- Add onions, bell peppers and celery to rue. Saute until tender.
- Stir in garlic and saute 1 minute.
- Add chicken stock, tomatoes, spices, bay leaf and worcestershire sauce. Return chicken and sausage to pot.
- Simmer to desired thickness. Add salt and pepper to taste, lemon juice and parsley. Serve with rice.
Ingredients Needed For Chicken and Sausage Gumbo (screenshot for grocery list)
- Chicken Thighs
- Andouille Sausage
- Unsalted Butter
- Bell Peppers
- Chicken Stock
- Diced Tomatoes
- Garlic Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- File Powder
- Bay Leaf
- Worcestershire Sauce
*Use whichever bell peppers you prefer. I like red and orange peppers. Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
Nutrition Information Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 675Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 26gCholesterol 197mgSodium 1187mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 37g
*Use whichever bell peppers you prefer. I like red and orange peppers.
Nutritional information on WonkyWonderful is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.