Quick and Easy Sausage and Chicken Gumbo


This quick and easy gumbo is a hearty and filling meal that is great anytime! The frozen vegetables speed up the cooking process and you can add additional protein and spices to suit your taste.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 cup frozen chopped onions

  • 1 cup frozen green bell peppers

  • 1 cup frozen cut okra

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) bag boil-in-bag rice

  • 2 cups chopped roasted chicken

  • 8 ounces kielbasa sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth


  1. Combine flour and oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until it forms a thick paste the consistency of cake frosting. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the flour turns dark golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. The darker the roux, the more depth of flavor, but don't burn it.

  2. Add onions, bell peppers, okra, celery, garlic, Creole seasoning, thyme, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, 3 to 6 minutes.

  3. While vegetables are cooking, bring 4 cups water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Add unopened bag of rice and boil, uncovered, until rice is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove bag from water and drain. Cut open bag, pour rice into a bowl, and fluff.

  4. Stir chicken, kielbasa, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth into the cooked vegetables. Cook until thoroughly heated, about 10 minutes. Serve gumbo over warm rice.

Cook's Note:

Switch out or add different proteins and vegetables to your liking.

You can use fresh vegetables instead of frozen, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

500 Calories
24g Fat
35g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 1800mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 45mg 223%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 505mg 11%

* 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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