Simple Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

"The Palmetto Bug Stompers once crooned that: "There is nothing Like New Orleans", and there is also nothing like a good, simple gumbo, be it chicken and sausage, or seafood(my favorite)when done right, you can see why people get addicted to Louisiana. A quick confession;I have shamelessly stolen this recipe from Chuck at the Mighty "Gumbo Pages", just so we know that I give credit where credit is due. Check out his plethora of Louisiana recipes at his site;"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
12 entrée sized servings




  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning and brown quickly. Brown the sausage, pour off fat and reserve meats.
  • In a large, heavy pot, heat the oil and cook the flour in the oil over medium to high heat (depending on your roux-making skill), stirring constantly, until the roux reaches a dark reddish-brown color, almost the color of coffee or milk chocolate for a Cajun-style roux. 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 vegetables 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.
  • *A personal note* While I adore Chucks recipe,I find that making a roux from scratch can really be a time consuming chore, especially when watching two little hellions under the age of five all day long.
  • There are a bunch of roux mixes available; my favorite so far being Tony Chacheres.
  • There is also Zatarains
  • and there is also Richards Cajun Roux, which my wifes Uncle says is the best. Ive got a few jars of it, but havent had a chance to try it yet. You can order it here:.

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  1. Zaccaria
    Just perfect. Added some red beans on a whim. I took you up on the beer...thank you for a wonderful recipe and dinner.
  2. Susie D
    This was perfect one of our first really cool fall nights. Spicy and comforting. I did add okra to the pot at the end and served with rice. Thank you!


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