Gumbo Ya Ya

"This dish was invented by chef Paul Prudhomme at the legendary New Orleans eatery, K-Paul, in the 1970s. He says its so good, it makes you say YaYa!"
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Ready In:
2hrs 45mins




  • Cut chicken breasts in half crosswise to get a total of 10 pieces of chicken.
  • Season with Creole seasoning.
  • Measure flour into a large paper bag.
  • Add chicken pieces and shake until well-coated.
  • Remove chicken and reserve the flour.
  • In a large skillet, brown chicken in very hot oil, remove and set aside.
  • Stir oil remaining in the skillet with a wire whisk to loosen any brown particles remaining in the bottom of the pan.
  • Make a roux by whisking in 1 cup of the remaining flour and stirring constantly until the roux turns a dark brown.
  • Remove from heat; add onions, celery and green bell pepper, stirring constantly until vegetables are tender.
  • Transfer roux and vegetables to a Dutch oven.
  • Add stock to roux and vegetables and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and add garlic, sausage and chicken.
  • Continue cooking, covered, until the chicken is tender, 1 3/4 to 2 hours.
  • Adjust seasonings and serve in bowls over the rice.
  • Serves 10.

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  1. I made this for a New Years Eve party. I was a huge hit. I added 1 28oz can chopped tomatos and some extra low fat low salt chicken broth to thin the consistency. We all said YaYa.
  2. We had this for dinner last night at a friends house; they just moved up from New Orleans. Oh my...ssssoooo YA YA! All us girls were in the kitchen helping/watching. Had to find the recipe! Thanks so much for posting this, it's a keeper for sure!
  3. This is a true Louisiana gumbo, many have the misconception that okra goes in all gumbos, not so! This is authentic chicken and sausage gumbo, thanks for posting!! kit
  4. I enjoyed the Gumbo but DH and DD did not like it at all. I should have realized when I made it that they do not like any roux based sauces so the fault was mine, not the recipe. Therefor, 4 stars anyway cause I liked it and sometimes you have to just please yourself.


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