Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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This chicken and sausage gumbo is made with a seasoned roux, a classic from the bayous of south Louisiana. I revised the recipe after many, many trials. Serve it hot over cooked rice or with potato salad.

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Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 pound andouille or smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch Creole seasoning, or to taste

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, boned and shredded

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a stockpot over medium heat; whisk in flour until roux is smooth and has cooked to the color of chocolate milk, about 8 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn the roux. If you see black specks in the mixture, it's best to start over.

  2. Add sausage, celery, bell pepper, and onion into the roux; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add garlic; continue to cook and stir another 5 minutes.

  3. Season with salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning; stir well to blend. Pour in chicken broth and add bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  4. Stir in the chicken and simmer 1 hour more. Skim off any foam that floats to the top during this time.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
40g Fat
15g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 1183mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 262mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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