Creole Chicken and Sausage Gumbo - Recipe

Creole Chicken and Sausage Gumbo - Recipe

The ultimate Creole chicken and sausage gumbo recipe made with a rich and creamy dark roux, bell peppers and other vegetables, seared chicken, smoked andouille, tomato, and plenty of Creole seasoning. When you're done with a bowl, you'll beg for more.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, creole, dinner, gumbo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 614 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces andouille sliced into ¼ inch slices
  • ½ cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium celery stalk chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 14- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley + more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon filé powder or to taste
  • For Serving: Cooked white rice if desired


  1. Heat a pan to medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan along with the sliced andouille. Cook a couple minutes per side until browned. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Add ½ cup peanut oil to a large pot and heat to medium heat. Add flour and stir. Cook for 20-30 minutes, constantly stirring, until the roux browns to the color of chocolate.

  4. Add peppers, onion, celery and garlic. Stir and cook about 5 minutes.

  5. Add chicken and andouille. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add crushed tomatoes, Creole seasoning and chicken stock. Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom.
  7. Add bay leaves and thyme and cook at medium-low heat for 1 hour to thicken.

  8. Stir in parsley and cook 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in filé powder.
  10. Serve over white rice and garnish with extra parsley.

Recipe Notes

Serves 6-8

Nutrition Facts
Creole Chicken and Sausage Gumbo - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 1041mg43%
Potassium 1064mg30%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1920IU38%
Vitamin C 41.3mg50%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.