Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Recipe by Pebbles
READY IN: 1hr 45mins




  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.
  • Brown quickly.
  • Brown the sausage, pour off fat and reserve meats.
  • In large, heavy pot, heat the oil and cook the flour in the oil over medium to high heat, stirring constantly, until the roux reaches a dark reddish-brown color, almost the color of coffee or milk chocolate.
  • If you want to save time, or prefer a more New Orleans-style roux, cook it to a medium, peanut butter color, over lower heat if you're nervous about burning it.
  • Add the vegetables and stir quickly.
  • This cooks the vegetabels and also stops the roux from cooking further.
  • Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes.
  • Add the stock, seasonings, chicken and sausage.
  • Bring to a boil, then cook for about one hour, skimming fat off the top as needed.
  • Add the chopped scallion tops and parsley, and heat for 5 minutes.
  • Serve over rice in large shallow bowls.
  • Accompany with a good beer and lots of hot crispy French bread.