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Creole Chicken and Sausage Gumbo - Recipe
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4.88 from 8 votes

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, creole, dinner, gumbo
Servings: 6
Calories: 614kcal


  • 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


  • Heat a pan to medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add peppers, onion, celery and garlic. Stir and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken and andouille. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, Creole seasoning and chicken stock. Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom.
  • Add bay leaves and thyme and cook at medium-low heat for 1 hour to thicken.
  • Stir in parsley and cook 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in filé powder.
  • Serve over white rice and garnish with extra parsley.


Serves 6-8


Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 1041mg | Potassium: 1064mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1920IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3.4mg