Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe
This chicken and sausage gumbo recipe is always a hit in our multicultural home. It is perfect on a cold fall or winter day! My paternal grandmother is from Louisiana, and so this is a recipe that I have learned to make and also enjoy. This recipe is a lighter calorie gumbo recipe that is: rich, filling, comforting, and easy to make. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup of flour 1/2 cup of chopped onions 1/2 cup of chopped celery 1 package of smoked chicken sausage cut into bite sized pieces 1/2 package of smoked turkey sausage cut into bite sized pieces 1 plain rotisserie chicken cut into bite sized pieces 3 bay leaves 4 chicken bullion cubes and 5 cups of water or 4 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of water 2 tablespoons of parsley 1/4 cup of chopped green onions 1/2 salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (omit if you don't want it to be spicy) Rub recipe for the chicken 2 tablespoons of smoked paprika 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of garlic 1 teaspoon of oregano 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 teaspoon of cayenne (omit if you don't want it to be spicy) 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper 1 tablespoons of salt Directions: Mix together all the ingredients for the rub. Season the rotisserie chicken with the rub and place in an airtight container for later. Combine the oil and flour in a large cast iron pot oven over medium heat. Slowly stir the oil and flour together for 20 minutes to make a nutty flavored and dark brown roux. Add in the onions, bell peppers, and celery to the roux. Stir together for 3-4 mins. Add in the salt, cayenne, and chicken sausage. Stir together for 3-4 minutes. Add in the bay leaves and the 4 chicken bullion cubes and 5 cups of water or 4 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of water. Continue to stir until the roux and chicken stock/water are completely incorporated together. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook uncovered making sure to stir occasionally for 45 minutes to an hour. Add in the rotisserie chicken, turkey sausage, and more water if needed. Continue to cook on medium-low and uncovered for another 1.5 hours. Remove from heat and add in the green onions and parsley. Serve immediately with white or brown rice. Enjoy/devor!