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chicken and sausage gumbo in a bowl with a scoop or rice on top

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword cajun, one pot meal, spicy recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 776kcal


  • Large pot



  • 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.
    chicken and sausage gumbo step 2
  • 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.
    chicken and sausage gumbo step 4
  • Stir in the cooked chicken and continue to simmer for 1 hour uncovered, stirring occasionally.
    chicken and sausage gumbo step 5


  • 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.
Recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including rice. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 6. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 776kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1972mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 619IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 20g