Easy Chicken (Turkey) Gumbo

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken. Very similar to traditional gumbo, this is a quick and easy alternative - a thick, hearty gumbo that can be spiced up even more at the table with some Louisiana Hot Sauce and/or Cajun Seasoning. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large deep skillet, heat olive oil.
  2. Add onion, celery, peppers, okra and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and saute another 2 minutes.
  4. Add flour to vegetable-oil mixture and stir.
  5. Continue stirring until flour turns brown.
  6. Add chicken, tomatoes, broth and seasonings.
  7. Shrimp or sausage can be added if desired.
  8. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  9. Serve over cooked rice.


Most Helpful

This is delicious, and easy to prepare. I used veggie chicken, and skipped the seafood and sausage. I also crumbled veggie bacon on top for some extra flavor and texture. My vegetarian husband gave it high marks. Thanks so much.

tednjoc July 01, 2011

Hi, I just tried your recipe a week ago and thought it was fantastic. My husband is a big fan of Gumbo and it was a first time for me making Gumbo. Was very hearty and filling. Thank. I give it five stars

jeyar March 26, 2010

Easy is what I like and this was and it was good. I do not like real spicy so just fine. I do not like Okra so I through in some corn. Used some Chicken and Shrimp. No sausage.

twaym February 16, 2010

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