Gumbo is a classic dish that originated in Louisiana and is popular throughout the Southern United States. It combines the flavors of cajun seasoning, chicken broth, bell peppers, and andouille sausage to create a delicious soup that can be served over hot cooked rice. If you’re looking for an easy way to enjoy orleans gumbo at home, this cajun gumbo recipe is perfect for you!
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning blend (such as Tony Chachere's®)
- 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed from bones and shredded
- 4 ounces andouille sausage, thinly sliced
- Hot cooked rice (optional)
- Hot pepper sauce (optional
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Stir in the flour until completely blended into the oil and cook until it turns brown -- this will take about 10 minutes. This process creates what’s known as a dark roux
- Add the onion, celery, green bell pepper, garlic, chicken broth, cajun seasoning blend, cayenne pepper and paprika to the skillet with the roux; stir together to combine.
- Increase heat to medium-high heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low heat once boiling and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the shredded rotisserie chicken and sliced sausage; simmer for an additional 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Serve over hot cooked rice if desired. Garnish with hot pepper sauce if desired.
- Allow creole gumbo to cool before you freeze gumbo for later use if desired; store in airtight containers in freezer for up to one month before reheating on stovetop or microwave oven when ready to serve again.
With just a few ingredients and some simple steps anyone can make a delicious seafood gumbo at home! You can customize this recipe by adding other ingredients such as crabmeat or shrimp if desired or changing up the spices used based on preference--but no matter how you make it, this New Orleans style gumbo is sure to be a hit in your house!