Southwest Style Chicken Gumbo – Recipe

Southwest Style Chicken Gumbo – Recipe

A mashup recipe of your favorite Cajun chicken gumbo made with Southwestern ingredients, including Hatch chili peppers, black beans and plenty of Southwestern seasonings. This tastes awesome!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, dinner, gumbo, Hatch Chile Peppers, southwest
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 491 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast chopped
  • ½ cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 6 ounces Hatch chile peppers chopped (Substitution: poblano peppers or jalapenos)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium celery stalk chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pound heirloom tomatoes diced
  • 2 15- ounce cans black beans
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 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. 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 minutes, constantly stirring, until the roux turns a light brown the color of peanut butter.
  4. Add peppers, onion, celery and garlic. Stir and cook about 8 minutes.
  5. Add chicken. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, seasonings and chicken stock. Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. Give it all a good stir.
  7. Reduce the heat and cook at medium-low for 1 hour to thicken. You can let it just sit at this point to simmer.
  8. Serve over white rice and garnish with extra fresh herbs, or just eat it on its own.

Recipe Notes

Makes 1 big pot! (about 3 quarts)

Nutrition Facts
Southwest Style Chicken Gumbo – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 342mg14%
Potassium 1087mg31%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1450IU29%
Vitamin C 26.6mg32%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.