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Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Spicy sausage, tender chicken, creamy sauce and savory vegetables make this gumbo a delicious comfort meal the whole family will love. Enjoy with a side of rice.
Course Main
Cuisine Soul Food, Southern
Keyword Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 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!