This savory chicken and sausage gumbo is packed with delicious flavor! Smoky Andouille sausage, juicy chicken, and crisp fresh veggies are tossed in a simple, yet flavorful roux. Top this chicken and sausage gumbo with rice or enjoy it on its own as a delightful meal!
What Makes This Chicken and Sausage Gumbo So Good
- It’s exploding with incredible flavor! A curated blend of spices take this recipe to the next level. The intense flavors in this dish are totally irresistible.
- It tastes just like traditional Cajun gumbo, but is made in the comfort of your own home! This restaurant-quality recipe will impress everyone with just how delicious it is. Make this chicken and sausage gumbo for friends and family, it’s a crowd-pleaser!
- The entire meal comes together in just one pot! Make the roux, cook the veggies, then simmer everything before adding in the chicken. The last step is simply leaving the gumbo to cook for an hour, allowing the flavors to develop and making it that much more delicious!
Key Ingredients for Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Vegetable Oil – All roux are a mixture of fat and flour. And in this roux, vegetable oil is the fat. One cup of vegetable oil may sound like a lot, but it’s necessary to thicken the sauce in this gumbo recipe. If you don’t have vegetable oil, you can use an equal amount of butter instead.
Andouille Sausage – Andouille sausage has a delicious smoky and sharp flavor. The sausage in this chicken and sausage gumbo makes for an extra savory addition. With just a bit of spice, Andouille sausage emphasizes the delicious flavors in this dish. Any Andouille sausage will work in this recipe, and if you can find Cajun-style Andouille sausage, I highly recommend using that!
- Be patient when making the roux for this recipe! The first step requires cooking vegetable oil and flour until dark brown. You’ll need to whisk the mixture constantly to avoid burning and exercise patience while waiting for it to brown.
- Serve this chicken and sausage gumbo however you’d like! Traditional gumbo is served with rice, which soaks up the sauce and is insanely delicious. However, this recipe also tastes delicious on its own and/or with a sprinkling of fresh shopped herbs.
- The last step of this recipe is leaving the gumbo to simmer for one hour. At this point, the meal becomes rather hands-off. Feel free to only return to the gumbo every 10 minutes or so to give it a good stir before leaving it to cook the rest of the way!
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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
- Large pot
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 1 pound andouille sausage cooked and sliced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 5 cup cooked and shredded chicken
- Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat, once hot whisk in the flour. Cook roux, whisking constantly, until dark brown – about 10 minutes.
- Add in the onion, green bell pepper, and chopped celery. Stir and cook until veggies are soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add in the sliced andouille sausage and garlic, cook for another 3 minutes.
- Add in the bay leaf, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried basil, cayenne pepper, and chicken broth. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Stir in the cooked chicken and continue to simmer for 1 hour uncovered, stirring occasionally.
- Make it Gluten-Free: To make this gumbo gluten-free, use one cup of rice flour in place of the all purpose flour in this recipe.
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Hi! I’m Sam, a travel, food and fitness enthusiast from the New York metro area. I love creating new and inventive recipes, and my favorite part is sharing them with others. My love of food goes all the way back to my early childhood, I grew up cooking alongside my mom and Nonna – the two best cooks I know! When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m either planning my next vacation, spending time outdoors (preferably on a beach), or bingeing Netflix’s latest docu-series. My passion for eating and living well led me to create the blog and Instagram account, Sam Does Her Best, where I health-ify my favorite comfort foods. I’m a big believer that good-for-you food can still be exploding with flavor and (most importantly) easy to make. I’m thrilled to be here at 40 Aprons doing what I do best – creating, photographing, and sharing delicious recipes with you all!