Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo


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.

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


  • 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


  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.


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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