Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Following my reading of Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash this past weekend, I was compelled to fix a pot of Gumbo and cornbread muffins. I found this recipe by Paula Dean (courtesy of FoodNetwork.com) and it was fabulous! 

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo


  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 bunch flat leaf parsley, stems and leaves, coarsely chopped, plus chopped leaves for garnish
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 5 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 (14-ounce can) stewed tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups frozen sliced okra
  • 4 green onions, sliced, white and green parts
  • 1/2 pound small shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked


Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides and remove. Add the sausage and cook until browned, then remove. Sprinkle the flour over the oil, add 2 tablespoons of margarine and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until brown, about 10 minutes. Let the roux cool.
Return the Dutch oven to low heat and melt the remaining 3 tablespoons margarine. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and celery and cook for 10 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, to taste and the 1/4 bunch parsley. Cook, while stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add 4 cups hot water and bouillon cubes, whisking constantly. Add the chicken and sausage. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Add tomatoes and okra. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Just before serving add the green onions, shrimp and chopped parsley.


  1. Perfect!
    Thank you for sharing. I am looking for new casserole recipes.

    Am a new follower :)


  2. Great winter comfort food dish! Thank you for this recipe!

  3. Hi Kimberly,
    Your Chicken & Sausage Gumbo looks delicious. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

  4. delish! looking forward to checking out some fresh reads thru ur corner * cheers! ur latest follower ;)

  5. I love Chicken/Sausage Gumbo but have been using the box. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  6. oh yum!!! anything gumbo is always right by me! :)

  7. Looks delicious!
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  8. I stopped by your blog today. I made soup last night and was ready to grab my cornbread muffin when I saw my dog looking sheepishly and surrounded by crumbs . . . the soup was good though.

  9. That looks awesome!!!


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