Creole Gumbo


This is a gumbo recipe that's been borrowed and recombined from three different people's recipes, and this is how it ended up! Laissez les bons temps rouler! Be sure to have some file powder and hot pepper sauce to season to your liking. Serve over hot rice with potato salad and crackers, if desired.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves, with skin

  • 8 chicken thighs

  • 1 white onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 pound Creole smoked sausage

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 pound shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun-style seasoning


  1. Boil chicken breasts and thighs with onion and bell pepper in a large pot of salted water, for about 40 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Drain, debone chicken and set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan stir together flour and butter over low heat to make a roux; add boiled chicken, sausage and water and bring all to a boil. Cover saucepan and simmer over low heat for about 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Add shrimp and simmer for about 1 more hour, then add seasoning to taste and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

816 Calories
55g Fat
11g Carbs
65g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 816
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 71%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 306mg 102%
Sodium 1516mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 65g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 804mg 17%

* 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.