Easy chicken & sausage gumbo recipe, made with minimum ingredients!
Hey cousins! Because of everything going on right now, I’m going to change everything up a bit. Instead of making more oxtail recipes, and etc, I thought it would only be right to stick to budget friendly recipes right now. Because of this quarantine, so many of us a stuck in our homes, have limited ingredients. So I’m going to try to keep things as easy as possible, and I’m going to get started off with quarantine dish # 1 – Chicken & Sausage gumbo!
Delicious & easy gumbo with chicken and sausage
Unlike my other gumbo recipe, there is no seafood in this one. Just some cheap chicken and sausage. I’m going to be using what I have in my freezer! I suggest you do the same. For the chicken I decided to use wings, and for the sausage I used some spicy sausage that I had on hand. If you have another piece of chicken that you’d like to use, feel free to do so. The same with sausage! However I don’t recommend using breakfast sausage!
Check out my video tutorial for this chicken & sausage gumbo!
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Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
- 4 lbs chicken I used wings
- 1 lb sausage smoked or spicy
- 1 cup chopped peppers & onions
- 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cup okra
- 3 tsp creole seasoning
- 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 2 tsp thyme
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups steamed hot rice
- Season the chicken with the garlic salt, 1 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp black pepper.
- Pour the oil into a pan, and heat up over medium. Once the oil is nice and hot, start adding the chicken in, but be sure not to overcrowd the pan otherwise the temperature will drop!
- Once the chicken is browned ( we're just browning it at this point!), remove it from the oil, and put it in a large pot( the pot you will be cooking the gumbo in).
- Next, carefully pour oil into a boil , but do not discard because we will be using it later!
- Put the pan back on the burner, and toss in the sausage. Brown the sausage, then toss it in the pot along with the chicken.
- Now add the peppers and onions into the pan, and cook until they soften. Toss the peppers and onions into the pot along with the chicken and sausage.
- Pour 6 cups of chicken broth into the large pot, then place it over medium high. Let cook for 45 minutes.
- Next pour the reserved oil back into the pan, and heat over medium.
- Once the oil is nice and hot, sprinkle in the flour, and whisk.
- Continue to cook the roux until it's nice and chocolate brown (Milk chocolate… not dark chocolate y'all! LOL). Then turn off, and remove the pan from the heat.
- Head over to the pot and add in the roux, and remaining seasonings.
- Give everything a nice stir, and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add in the okra, and stir. Cook for another 20 minutes or so.
- Serve and enjoy with rice!
LindY G says
Be safe and thank you bunches for sharing your wonderful recipes with me.
Thank you LindY! Praying for you and your family!
Thank you Rosi for sharing such a great and delicious recipe. I’m cooking it as I’m commenting to you lol. Stay safe, you and your family, and again, thank you!⚘
Thank you for trying my recipe. Stay safe hunny!
Rosie may God bless you for your thoughtfulness. This looks delicious, affordable and simple. And yes the dollar stores are a great resource all of the time but especially right now. They are staying stocked and the lines are not near as long as the major grocery stores. Five stars for thinking about all of us and good health to you and yours!
GENEVA GITTENS says
Thank you for this. I look forward for more of these easy budget friendly recipes!!
More on the way! XOXO
Rosie, I’m so grateful for you! Not only are your recipes delicious, you are just as cute and sweet as you can be! Thank you for posting fabulous recipes and sharing your adorable self! We are all in this together and together we will remain strong! I’m praying right alongside you, girlfriend! Everyone be safe!!❤️
Thanks Lisa! Moe coming soon! XOXO
My family does not like okra what can I use to substitute for a veggie?
You can omit the okra 🙂
Thank you Rosie for sharing your delicious recipes with us all. While we are all safer at home sheltering in place we shall defiantly be eating real good.
I will also be making your homemade bread recipe as well.
Food is a celebration let us all keep are spirits calm while enjoying these wonderful recipes.
Blessing to you and your loved ones.
Rosie, thank you so very much!!! I have made several of your recipes this week since the family is home. You have truly been blessed with a gift!! Thanks for sharing! Be safe!!!!
Melanie Wingfield says
Looks delish and thanks so much for sharing. Please share more budget recipes! They are definitely needed during this challenging time. God bless and stay safe!
Dorinda Lomax says
I can’t wait to try this. It looks so delicious.
I truly appreciate you for all your recipes, suggestions, it means so much to me!! So glad I found your website.
Glad that you found me! XOXO
Hello and thank you for this simple recipe for Chicken and Sauage Gumbo.
Can’t wait to make this!! Would this work with chicken thighs or legs as well? And when you cook the wings does the meat usually fall off the bone after? Or do you go in or shred.
Hi there, please be sure to watch the video 🙂
Karolin Winston says
If u want another vegetable instead of okra u can always use celery. Just do with the celery everything u do with the peppers n onions!
T MO says
Hi Rosie, I just love you and your recipes. I stumbled across your site about 3 years ago, and I must say “you always come through!” I have all of the ingredients, and will be making this soon. Thank you for thinking of us during this difficult time. Praying for the health and well being of us all.
Thanks so much for following me! XOXO
You’re so welcome! This was last nights dinner, and when I say my family LOVED IT‼️ I mean it‼️
I made rice and honey cornbread, and I didn’t hear them breath while they ate, I had to check their pulse. Lol! Thank you so much for sharing
If I have a rotisserie chicken, can I shred that and use that or does it have to be raw chicken
You can used it. Since it’s already cooked, it will cut the cooking time down.
I made this dish tonight and it was so good! Love the fact the it had a lot of flavor, and I was able to use ingredients already on hand. Thanks for sharing!
This is why I follow you. I purchase food and then draw a blank as to what recipe to make. All of these ingredients are in my freezer yet I would’ve just made fried chicken and veggies lol. Great way to switch it up.
Hi Rosie! Bless your kind heart for posting this receipe during this time. I am using a slow cooker rather than the “large pot”. I am thinking of using the high setting for 4 hours, but is that too long? Also, using the slow cooker will this alter the roux once the roux is added? Wanted to know your thoughts! Thank you!
4 hours on high, and add the roux during the last hour. XOXO
Came out absolutely delicious! And yes I ended up adding the roux on that last hour without even checking your comment! Look at God!
Wow, you have a new fan lol. I’m definitely cooking this tomorrow. I love all your easy delicious recipes. Your the bomb.com lady.
Thank you!! XOXO
Thank you for this easy recipe during this time! I made it last night and it was delicious! Instead of okra, I used pre-sliced string beans as this is the closest thing I could find in Amsterdam that would help thicken the gumbo, it was a great substitute! Will definitely be making this again 🙂 keep these simple recipes coming!
Hey all, so I made this to the tee tonight, only difference is I added celery, bay leaf and a sprinkle of file powder ecause I saw my God mom make it with that. SURPRISED MYSELF!!! When I tell you it was an absolute hit… we tore it up with white rice! Also made enough servings to drop one to my god mom in the morning, she will be SO proud:) I just need to get a bigger pot for next time! I am NOT a cook but excited to try out more of your recipes I found you on YT via Lexi. Thank you♡♡♡
Can I use Italian sausage? Or is there any specific type of sausage that I should use?
You sure can luv!
Matt Whealton says
I made this and it is excellent! Added some extra (sweet) paprika just because. Also tried serving it with cooked millet as well as rice (on different evenings…). Millet works too! I’ll definitely make it again. And when the travel restrictions lift and it’s safe, I hope to make it for the family back in Virginia.
Thanks for trying Matt!!
This looks so good, Rosie! Looks like a fairly simple gumbo recipe, but very yummy and flavorful. Can’t wait to try it.
I made this for my boys who are grown men they LOVED it!
YAY!! Thanks for trying my recipe! XOXO
This looks delicious. I am making as I reply. My husband loves gumbo so I’m surprising him with this wonderful dish. Thank you so much for sharing. Please stay safe.
The best and easiest gumbo dish Ive ever made. Added shrimp the last 5 minutes of cooking. Delicious
I’m not a big fan of Chicken Thigh can I use Chicken breast instead?
Janeaka Upkins says
Rosie Honey!! I made this last night and it was absolutely perfect! Only thing I did different was I used cut up boneless thighs and added a few more seasonings to my chicken ( the southern in me couldn’t help it..lol). This meal was quick, easy, and my family loved it! I will definitely be added this to my recipe book! Thank you for helping us moms continue to be great in the kitchen!
Kayla Johnson says
Made this and it was delicious!!!! My dad had his spoon in the pot before I could finish cooking! As soon as he saw the meat falling off the bone, he was ready! 🙂 Thank you, Rosie.
M Franklin says
What’s a substitute for the pork sausage!? My family doesn’t eat pork.
You can use Chicken, Turkey, or Beef Sausage.
Andrea Hamilton says
This was my first time making gumbo. The recipe was quick, easy and delicious! I will definitely make it again.
Latisha McClary says
This is a good recipe for when the holidays are over and you need something special to awaken the taste buds❤️
Tyeasha Green says
All I can say is, I don’t know why I’m just now finding you, but I’m definitely glad that I did. I’m not the best cook in the world, but honey you make me seem like a 5 star chef with your easy to follow recipes. This (your channels) has been the best thing that happened to me.
Awee! I’m glad that you found me!