Vegas Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

levy vegas


Born in Louisiana so it is mandatory you know how to make a good gumbo.

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Oh the aroma of the roux as I was whisking it made me know this was going to be a good dish! I really enjoyed the mix of flavors in this recipe. I am sure that your family will like this one. The Test Kitchen


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  • 5 qt
    filtered water
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 1/2
    yellow onions
  • 1
    green onion
  • 3/4
    red bell pepper
  • 1
    celery (uses only 3 stalks)
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 lb
    smoked sausage
  • 5
    bonesless chicken breast
  • 2
    sticks butter
  • 1 c
    flour (all purpose)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 8 Tbsp
    franks hot sauce
  • 1 tsp
    gumbo file'
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried

How to Make Vegas Chicken and Sausage Gumbo


  1. Bring 5 quarts water to boil.
  2. Start off making roux by whisking in flour with melted sticks of butter. Whisk for 20-30 minutes at medium heat (do not walk away for even 3 seconds it will burn) you continue whisking until brown color is achieved.
  3. After you reach the desired color (brown) add this mixture to boiling water (medium high) and boil for about 30 minutes stirring every 8 minutes.
  4. During this time prep all your meats and vegs. Cut everything in small pieces.
  5. After roux has boiled in water for 30 minutes add all your spices, meats, hot sauce and vegs (except green onions) to boiling roux mixture and boil for 1 hour.
  6. After 1 hour of boiling add green onions and 1 additional teaspoon of gumbo file' and boil an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Serve this over rice (note when cooking rice replace water with chicken broth if desired gives extra flavor).
  8. This dish goes well with crackers, potato salad, and deviled eggs.

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About Vegas Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Collection: Mardi Gras!

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