Chicken and Sausage Gumbo


This Cajun-inspired soup recipe is served over rice and topped with sliced green onions. Serve with bottled hot pepper sauce to liven up the dish.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup cooking oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped green or red sweet pepper (1 small)

  • ½ cup sliced celery (I stalk)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ - 2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 14 ounce can beef broth

  • 1 10 ounce package frozen cut okra* or cut green beans

  • 1 ½ cup chopped cooked chicken

  • 8 ounce cooked smoked sausage links, sliced

  • 3 cup hot cooked long grain or brown rice


  1. For roux, in a 3-quart heavy saucepan combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly for 8 to 10 minutes more or until the roux is dark reddish brown.

  2. Stir in onion, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in Cajun seasoning. Stir in broth and 3/4 cup water. Add okra. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir in chicken and sausage; heat through. To serve, ladle gumbo into bowls with rice. If desired, top each serving with sliced green onion and pass bottled hot pepper sauce. Makes 6 main-dish servings.


If you can't find cut okra, buy whole. Thaw slightly and slice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 487mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Protein 22g
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 441mg 9%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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