Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

J. White Harris


There was a lot of okra from our garden so I put together this recipe to use some of that okra. My wife never cared for gumbo before but she tried this and thinks it’s really good. We will be making this again for sure.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

8 to 10
30 Min
1 Hr 20 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

1 lb
ground sausage
chicken leg and thigh quarter
1 large
onion, chopped
5 clove
garlic, minced
4 c
okra, sliced into rounds
1-1/2 c
celery, chopped
1-1/2 c
green bell pepper, chopped
2 can(s)
(28-ounce ea) diced tomatoes
bay leaves
5 Tbsp
all-purpose flower
4 c
chicken broth from the chicken cooking water
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1-1/2 tsp
cayenne, to taste
2 tsp
hot cooked rice
hot sauce for serving

How to Make Chicken and Sausage Gumbo


  • 1Cook sausage in a skillet, breaking it apart into small pieces. Cook until all pink is gone and sausage is browned. Remove from skillet and set aside on paper towels to drain until needed.
  • 2Put chicken in a pot and add enough water to cover chicken. Add salt to the water and boil chicken for about 20 minutes. Remove chicken from pot (set cooking water aside and keep till needed) and when cooled enough to handle, remove meat from bones. Chop meat into small pieces and set aside until needed.
  • 3In a large Dutch oven or soup pot heat 3 Tbsp olive oil and add the chopped onion. Cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • 4Add sliced okra, celery, bell pepper, tomatoes, bay leaves, and the all-purpose flower. Cook this stirring for 5 minutes then add 4 cups of the liquid from the chicken pot. Bring this to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes. Stir this now and then while cooking, to keep the flower from sticking on the bottom.
  • 5After cooking for about 20 minutes, add sausage, chicken, salt, pepper, thyme, and a little cayenne pepper to taste. Careful with the cayenne, you can always add more but you can’t take any out. Cook for another 10 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • 6Stir in 2 tsp file. Ladle gumbo into bowls and add a scoop of hot rice. Serve with hot sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe Card

About Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Course/Dish: Chicken, Vegetables, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #okra, #chicken, #pork

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

13 Cluckin' Great Chicken Recipes For Tonight's Dinner

13 Cluckin' Great Chicken Recipes for Tonight's Dinner

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Need some inspiration for tonight's dinner? Try one of these 13 cluckin' great chicken recipes.

15 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

15 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Craving an easy weeknight meal? Look no further. Check out these simply irresistible ways to dress up chicken for a delicious (and easy) dinner recipe!

Winner, Winner Have An Easy Chicken Dinner Tonight Recipe

Winner, Winner Have an Easy Chicken Dinner Tonight

Kitchen Crew

Chicken is my go-to when I just can't figure out what to make for dinner. Whenever I find myself wondering what to make, I grab a package at the market...