How to Make a Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

How to Make a Chicken and Sausage Gumbo | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Historically speaking, Gumbo is a famous and heartwarming dish that is seen across all class barriers, appearing on the tables of the poor and the wealthy. Today, it has been made into a classic and upgraded in different ways. Smokin’ & Grillin’ wit AB shares with us this leveled-up chicken and sausage gumbo that will leave you in awe from the moment it simmers.



  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Chicken Thighs or chicken breast
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 12 oz. Andouille
  • ½ cp. Vegetable Oil or Peanut Oil
  • ½ cp. Flour
  • 1 medium Bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 medium Celery Stalk chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 cup Okra 
  • 2 tbsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • 6 cups Chicken Stock
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 4 tbsp. chopped Parsley 
  • 1 tbsp. Filé powder
  • Cooked white rice


Prepare all the needed ingredients.

Slice the chicken thighs or breasts into small parts and dice the andouille sausages. Drizzle some olive oil in a heated pot and turn the heat up to medium-high. Then, drop in the chicken slices and season with a couple of pinches of salt and pepper.

chicken and sausage gumbo tutorial
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Next, add in the diced chicken andouille.

Cover the pot with a tight lid and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes. Turn down the heat and transfer the chicken and andouille to a bowl using a strainer. Set aside.

In the heated pot with the chicken and andouille grease, add 1 cup of vegetable or peanut oil and stir. When the pot is ready, add in ½ cup of flour while stirring continuously.  Add in 1 medium chopped onion, 1 chopped red bell pepper, 1 chopped medium celery, and 3 cloves of chopped garlic. Stir everything until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Add in the cooked chicken and andouille and stir. Then, add in 1 cup of frozen okra. Add in 2 tbsp of Cajun or Creole seasoning for a burst of flavor. To combine, stir everything together. Pour in the 6 cups of chicken stock and leave it to boil. Stir and add 3 bay leaves.

Cover the pot with a tight lid and lower the temperature.

chicken and sausage gumbo ingredients
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Let it cook for about 30-40 mins.

In a shallow bowl, add in 1 cup of rice and add in the Gumbo around the rice.

Lastly, garnish with parsley.


How to Make a Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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