Hearty Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Soup My Way

Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

Before you say anything, this is NOT an authentic version of gumbo, lol!! I came up with this very different recipe many, many years ago, and still love it to this day! It doesn't start with a roux, and doesn't have a thick sauce/base. It is more like a soup and just thick with all the ingredients. It also isn't super spicy, more a little bit sweet actually. But you can kick up the heat, lower the sugar and even start with a gumbo-style roux if desired. I love this soup just as it is, though. So just enjoy and have fun with it! It is truely delicious!
Photo by me.


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Serves:

A small hungry crowd!

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

2 Hr

Ingredients

12
cups chicken stock from stewed chicken
1
large stewing chicken
1
bay leaf
2
cups chopped onion
1
cup chopped celery
3-4
unpeeled red potatoes, cubed bite-sized
1
small bag sweet baby carrots, sliced (or about 4 cups)
2
cups (or more if desired) fresh or frozen sliced okra
1
(28 oz.) can del monte stewed tomatoes, broken up with the juice
2
(6 oz.) cans tomato paste
1
(10 oz.) can corn with juice, i like white shoepeg corn
1
(8 oz. pkg.) fresh or (10 oz.) jar drained, sliced mushrooms
4
tbl. superior touch better than bouillon chicken base
1
tsp. thyme
1
tsp. garlic powder
1/2
tsp. each salt and pepper
1/4
cup sugar (or to taste), optional but we love it
1
tsp. chili powder
1/2
tbl. real butter
1
(14 oz.) can chicken broth
1
lb. andouille sausage, sliced on the bias, precooked
2
cups cooked rice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large pot, stew chicken with bay leaf til done and tender. About an hour or so. Remove chicken from pot, cool, remove meat from carcass and cut into large bite-sized pieces. Put meat in bowl and cover, set aside or refrigerate til needed later. Measure out 10-12 cups of stock from chicken and pour into clean, large pot. Bring stock to a boil and add celery, onions, potatoes, carrots, okra and chicken bouillon base. Cook til tender. Add chicken and rest of ingredients, and simmer 10-15 minutes over low heat. Serve hot with homemade bread or cornbread for sopping!

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