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Cajun gumbo make with tender chicken, smoked sausage, and juicy shrimp. This gumbo recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser, perfect for game day or any time you need to feed a crowd!

Cajun Gumbo

  • Author: Carmella
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Cajun gumbo make with tender chicken, smoked sausage, and juicy shrimp. This gumbo recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser, perfect for game day or any time you need to feed a crowd!


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Ingredients

  1. 2 Tbs Flour
  2. 1 Tbs Butter
  3. 1 Tbs Olive oil
  4. 1 Medium onion, chopped
  5. 1 Green bell pepper, chopped
  6. 3 stalks Celery, chopped
  7. 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  8. 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  9. 4 cups Chicken broth
  10. 1/2 lb Smoked sausage, sliced
  11. 1 lb Boneless skinless chicken, shredded
  12. Salt & pepper to taste
  13. 1/2 Tbs Cajun seasoning
  14. 1/2 Tbs Red pepper flake
  15. 2 Bay leaves
  16. 1/2 tsp Thyme
  17. 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  18. 2 Tbs Hot pepper sauce
  19. 1 Tbs Apple cider Vinegar
  20. 1 Tbs File powder, divided
  21. 10 oz Raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Instructions

  1. Place flour and butter into a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes, whisking constantly. Allow the flour/butter mixture to brown until it’s a medium tan color. Place mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add the chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery then sauté until the vegetables become tender.
  3. Add the roux you made in the first step back into the pot, stirring it in with the vegetables. Allow to cook for about 1 minute before adding crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, all of the seasonings, leaving ½ tbs of the file powder aside, the Worcestershire sauce, and the vinegar. Allow to come to a boil.
  4. Once your liquids come to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and add the sausage and chicken. Allow to simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the shrimp is done.
  5. Remove bay leaves for easy eating and sprinkle with the remaining ½ tbs of filé powder immediately before serving.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 399
  • Sugar: 2
  • Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 40