Hearty Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

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With the addition of Andouille sausage, this recipe makes a hearty chicken gumbo with lots of flavor. Serve with rice and cornbread on the side for a great southern-style meal.
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  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds chicken, thighs
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 onion (large), finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds Andouille sausage links, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Rice for serving
Container: Dutch oven
1 hr
1 3/4 hrs
  • Mix the Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Use half the seasoning mixture to rub over the chicken and set the remaining seasoning aside.
  • Heat two tablespoons of canola oil to a Dutch oven and add the chicken; brown the chicken and then remove from pan.
  • Add the remaining two tablespoons of oil to the pan and stir in the flour until well blended. Cook on low to medium-low for about 30 minutes or until flour mixture is browned. Watch carefully so that it does not burn.
  • Add the onion, peppers, and celery to the flour mixture and cook just until vegetables are tender; stir while cooking. Add the garlic and continue to cook for another minute.
  • Slowly add the water and stock, stirring to mix thoroughly. Add the sausage, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, chicken, and remaining seasoning mixture. Bring everything to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until chicken is very tender, approximately 1 hour.
  • Remove the chicken and let it set to cool a little before removing meat from the bones. When cool enough to handle, remove meat and shred; add back shredded chicken back into the soup.
  • Heat the soup until everything is heated thoroughly. Serve over rice.
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"My wife made this for me this weekend. She had never made gumbo but we had eaten it down south last year and enjoyed it so she wanted to give it a try. I thought it turned out great. Had a lot of flavor and texture to it. I don't like rice but she made me try the gumbo over rice. It was actually very good with the rice. Hope she makes this again soon."
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