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Gumbo

Hearty and absolutely bursting with Cajun flavor, this Easy Gumbo Recipe is a family favorite comfort food! It starts with an authentic dark roux and is loaded with andouille sausage, chicken, and shrimp, as well as plenty of vegetables. Take your tastebuds on a trip to the Bayou with this easy Louisiana recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 535kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

Roux

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • cup vegetable oil

Gumbo

  • 1 bunch celery diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 bunch green onions finely chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley leaves finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 6-8 cups chicken broth
  • 12 ounces Andouille sausages, sliced into ¼-inch thick discs
  • 1 rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • Cooked white rice for serving

Instructions

  • Make the roux by combining the flour and oil in a large dutch oven or other large heavy-bottomed pot. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 30-45 minutes, stirring almost constantly, until dark brown, almost chocolate colored, and about cookie dough consistency. May need to add more oil or flour.
  • Brown the sausages in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place them in an even layer and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, working in batches if needed. Use a fork to flip them. Transfer to a plate when done.
  • Deglaze the pan with ½ cup of the chicken broth, then pour this into the pot with the roux.
  • Add remaining broth, vegetables, parsley, and roux and stir well. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the celery, peppers, and onions start to soften. Add cajun seasoning and stir.
  • Add sausages, chicken, and shrimp. Cook until shrimp are pink. Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm over white rice.

Notes

  • Keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days or can be frozen for 2-3 months.
  • Traditionally, you would do either a chicken and sausage OR a seafood gumbo with shrimp, crawfish, mini scallops, lump crab meat, etc. rather than combining them as I have done here. But I love all of the different textures and flavors of the different proteins combined.

Nutrition

Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 2151mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg