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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

This Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo recipe is made with a rich and comforting roux, loads of chicken, andouille, and plenty of Cajun seasoning.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 39 mins
Total Time1 hr 49 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, gumbo, one pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 677kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken thighs chopped - chicken breast is good, too
  • 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 cup okra I used frozen
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning or more to taste
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley + more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon filé powder or to taste if desired
  • For Serving: Cooked white rice if desired

Instructions

  • 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 okra, Cajun seasoning and chicken stock. Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom.
  • Add bay leaves and cook at medium-low heat for 1 hour to thicken. You can simmer longer if you’d like.
  • Stir in parsley and cook 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in filé powder, if using.
  • Serve into a bowl, over white rice if desired, and garnish with extra parsley.

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Notes

Heat Factor: Mild, though it is HUGE on flavor with the Cajun seasonings. You can make your own spicy Cajun seasoning blends. See my recipe - Homemade Cajun Seasoning
If you'd like a spicier version, add in cayenne powder (or a hotter chili powder) as well as spicy chili flakes. You can also add in spicier chili peppers along with the bell peppers for some additional zest factor.

Nutrition

Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 920mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2225IU | Vitamin C: 35.6mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3.2mg