Gumbo - Dads Most Requested

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This recipe of my gumbo is the most requested meal of my dad. He was stationed as a young man in the Air force in Louisiana and took a love to their Gumbo.

His Birthday is today, and he's been hinting for me to make him some Gumbo...I know he'd rather have this than any gift I could buy. So, I told my Mom not to make dinner tonight, that I am surprising him with a big pot of his favorite Gumbo..and making him a Strawberry poke cake.

I have been making he and my hubby this for the past several years and they love it. If you like true Louisiana will love this one..

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10 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


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2 qt
chicken broth, divided
2 c
1 - 2 Tbsp
cajun seasoning, such as tony chacheres
1 lb
boneless chicken breast
1 lb
chicken thighs
1 lb
andouille sausage, sliced thin - i buy johnsonville
1 1/4 c
vegetable oil
1 1/4 c
1 c
chopped onion
1 c
chopped celery
3/4 c
green bell pepper, chopped - i have used all different peppers
1 tsp
hot pepper sauce, more if you want more heat
1 - 1 1/2 c
okra, sliced ( optional )

How to Make Gumbo - Dads Most Requested


  • 1In a dutch oven, combine 2 cups chicken broth, 2 cups water, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a simmer.
  • 2Add chicken and return to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

    Remove from heat and let chicken cool in broth. Cut into bite size chunks. Reserve chicken and broth.
  • 3In a heavy skillet (preferably cast iron), heat oil on medium heat. Add flour, stirring with a wooden spoon to make a roux. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until roux reaches a caramel color.
  • 4Remove from heat. Add onion. bell pepper, and celery, stirring well. Transfer roux to a separate bowl. (Roux will continue to cook and darken after it is removed from heat.)
  • 5In a large stockpot, bring reserved chicken broth and remaining chicken broth to a boil over medium high heat. Add water, if necessary, to make 3 1/2 quarts broth. When broth boils, remove from heat and add roux.

    Let sit for 5 minutes until roux melts and dissolves in broth, whisking to prevent sticking.
  • 6Return broth to medium heat. When mixture reaches a simmer, add sausage and reserved chicken.

    Return to a simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours. The last 30 minutes add the Okra if using.

    Taste and check seasoning. Add pepper sauce and more Cajun seasoning, if desired. Skim off any fat.
  • 7Serve over cooked rice. Garnish with chopped green onion, if desired.

    This is delicious Gumbo, your home will smell amazing.

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About Gumbo - Dads Most Requested

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtags: #sausage, #Gumbo, #andouille

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