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vegas chicken and sausage gumbo

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
levy vegas
cut off, LA

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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 @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For vegas chicken and sausage gumbo

  • 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
    boneless chicken breast
  • 2
    sticks butter
  • 1 c
    flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 8 Tbsp
    Frank's 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 the 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 a 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.