Cajun-Style Chicken Gumbo

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Marlitt

This is a recipe we use often. It has all the flavor and is quick and easy to make.

Top Review by TxGurl75

This is NOT a "Cajun-Style" Gumbo ... it is more of a "stew" but NOT a Gumbo ...<br/>I've been married to a Cajun for 20+ years, and my MIL, husband's grandmother and several of his aunts all taught me how to cook fantastic Cajun recipes. <br/>In 25 years of eating wonderful Cajun and Creole food IN Lousiana, I have NEVER ever seen tomatoes in any gumbo or, some of the other ingredients used here.<br/>Chicken gumbo is also NEVER made with boneless, skinless CHICKEN breasts ... there is NO flavor. You always use a whole chicken or a cut up chicken ... the dark meat gives it all the flavor !!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces; place in medium bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with seasoning and thyme; toss well.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in large sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add onion, bell pepper, carrots, celery and garlic to saucepan; cover and cook 10 minutes or until vegetable are crisp-tender, stirring once.
  6. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle mixture with flour, cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  7. Add chicken broth, tomatoes and pepper sauce; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center, vegetables are tender and sauces is slightly thickened.
  8. Ladle gumbo into 4 shallow bowls, top each with a scoop of rice sprinkle with parsley and serve with additional pepper sauce, if desired.

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