Cajun Chicken Sausage Shrimp & Crab Gumbo

Lorrie Butler


I have been making gumbo since my early 20's and I have never measured any of the ingredients. I always just cook by sight but I did try to measure them for this posting. I like my gumbo slightly spicy so you may want to use less cajun spices and eliminate the pepper sauce.

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15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


2 large
chopped onions
1 large
chopped bell pepper
2 c
chopped green onions
4 oz
parsley or parsley flakes (desired amount)
1 jar(s)
savoie's roux or 1 lb. homemade roux *
2 lb
cajun smoked sausage
1 lb
pork tasso
4 lb
skinless boneless chicken
3 clove
chopped or minced garlic
5 Tbsp
cajun seasoning
2 c
chopped celery
bay leaf
2 lb
andouille sausage
1 pinch
oregano, dried or fresh
1 pinch
thyme, dried or fresh
1 Tbsp
hot pepper sauce
4 can(s)
2 can(s)
chicken broth
1/4 c
chicken bouillon granules
1 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
cleaned gumbo crabs,

How to Make Cajun Chicken Sausage Shrimp & Crab Gumbo


  • 11: Warm up a large gumbo pot over medium heat, then reduce to low heat.

    2: In a cast iron skillet, saute' smoked sausage in half of the cooking oil over medium high heat until sausage begins to brown (about 4 to 5 minutes).

    3: Transfer sausage to the gumbo pot.

    4: Saute' andouille in the skillet over medium high heat until slightly browned.

    5: Transfer andouille to gumbo pot.

    6: Saute' chopped onions, celery, and bell pepper in butter in the skillet for 8 to 10 minutes.

    7: Add all seasonings and bouillon granules to skillet and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

    8: Transfer vegetable and seasoning mixture to gumbo pot.

    9: Saute' chicken, half a batch at a time, in remaining cooking oil until slightly browned.

    10: Transfer chicken to gumbo pot.

    11: Add hot pepper sauce, chicken broth, and water to gumbo pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

    12: Crumble in dark roux.

    13: Bring to a boil again, then reduce heat, and cook gumbo on a low boil for 60 minutes.

    14: Reduce heat to a low simmer for 10 minutes.

    15: Add shrimp and crabs or lump crab meat and simmer an additional 10 minutes

    16: Garnish with green onions and serve with potato salad.

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