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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
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5 from 3 votes

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

A fun southern favorite this Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is the perfect cool weather recipe with just enough spice to give you a kick.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 462kcal


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts diced
  • 1 lb andouille sausage sliced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 large green pepper diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp creole seasoning
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes more for spicier
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 12 oz bag frozen okra
  • 1 Tbs dried parsley
  • Rice if desired


  • In large stock pot add your olive oil, chicken and sausage and heat until cooked through, try to get a crisp on the outside of the sausage.
  • Remove from pot and add in your vegetable oil and flour and heat until it turns a deep brown color.
  • Once brown add in your onions, peppers and celery and cook until tender about 5 minutes.
  • Slowly stir in your chicken broth until blended and smooth.
  • Add in your your chicken, sausage, tomatoes, creole seasoning, garlic, thyme. pepper flakes and bay leaves.
  • Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove cover and simmer for an additional 30 minutes until it starts to thicken up slightly.
  • Lastly add in your okra and parsley and simmer for another 15 minutes until okra is heated through.
  • Serve over rice.



To add shrimp to this recipe reduce your chicken to 1/2 lb and add 1 lb shrimp which is added when you add your okra.


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1297mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.7mg