Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Spicy sausage, tender chicken, creamy sauce, and savory vegetables make this gumbo a delicious comfort meal the whole family will love. Enjoy with a side of rice.
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
4 lbs chicken I used wings
1 lb sausage smoked or spicy
1 cup chopped peppers & onions
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cup okra
3 tsp creole seasoning
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp thyme
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups steamed hot rice
Season the chicken with garlic salt, 1 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp black pepper.
Pour the oil into a pan, and heat up over medium. Once the oil is nice and hot, start adding the chicken in, but be sure not to overcrowd the pan otherwise the temperature will drop!
Once the chicken is browned ( we’re just browning it at this point!), remove it from the oil, and put it in a large pot( the pot you will be cooking the gumbo in).
Next, carefully pour oil into a boil, but do not discard it because we will be using it later!
Put the pan back on the burner, and toss in the sausage. Brown the sausage, then toss it in the pot along with the chicken.
Now add the peppers and onions into the pan, and cook until they soften. Toss the peppers and onions into the pot along with the chicken and sausage.
Pour 6 cups of chicken broth into the large pot, then place it over medium-high. Let cook for 45 minutes.
Next pour the reserved oil back into the pan, and heat over medium.
Once the oil is nice and hot, sprinkle in the flour, and whisk.
Continue to cook the roux until it’s nice and chocolate brown (Milk chocolate… not dark chocolate y’all! LOL). Then turn off, and remove the pan from the heat.
Head over to the pot and add in the roux, and remaining seasonings.
Give everything a nice stir, and cook for 10 minutes.
Add in the okra, and stir. Cook for another 20 minutes or so.
Serve and enjoy with rice!