5 from 3 votes
Review Recipe

Easy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Kellie Hemmerly
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Quick and easy, this Chicken Gumbo recipe is a classic creole stew thickened with a roux and loaded with spicy flavor!
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  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced smoked andouille sausage approximately 3 links
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning or cajun seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup frozen okra (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked white rice optional, for serving

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  1. Melt the butter in a large dutch oven or stock pot over medium/high heat.

  2. Whisk in the flour and continue whisking until the mixture starts to turn golden brown and smell nutty, approximately 3-4 minutes. (Do not stop whisking or the roux will burn.)

  3. Stir in the onion, bell pepper and celery. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the vegetables begin to soften. 

  4. Add the sausage to the pot and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute longer.

  5. Stir in the garlic, mustard, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder and creole seasoning. Cook for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly and scraping up any brown bit on the bottom of the pan.

  6. Slowly add the chicken stock to the pot stirring to combine. Add the chicken and bring the soup to a boil. 

  7. Turn the heat to low. Add the bay leaf, okra, salt and pepper to the soup and stir to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the soup begins to thicken.

  8. Serve the chicken gumbo over rice, if desired. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and parsley for an extra pop of color.

Recipe Notes

Chicken Gumbo can be made up to three days in advance and stored, refrigerated, in an airtight container.
Nutritional information does not include optional rice.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 263, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 680mg, Potassium: 463mg, Carbohydrates: 13g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 20g, Vitamin A: 1375%, Vitamin C: 62.9%, Calcium: 37%, Iron: 1.5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Chicken, gumbo