Easy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

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Mary Published: January 14, 2021 Modified: April 20, 2021

How To Make Easy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Enjoy a flavorful dish with this sausage gumbo. It’s cooked with okra, bell peppers, and celery in chicken broth that brims with spices.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 5tbspbutter
  • 4tbspflour
  • 1cupsweet onion,chopped
  • 1cupred bell pepper,chopped
  • 1cupyellow bell pepper,chopped
  • 2stalkscelery,chopped
  • cupssliced smoked andouille sausage,(approximately 3 links)
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tspground mustard
  • 1tspcayenne pepper
  • tsppaprika
  • 1tspgarlic powder,or granulated garlic
  • 1tspcreole seasoning,or Cajun seasoning
  • 4cupschicken stock
  • cupschicken breast,chopped cooked
  • 1bayleaf
  • 1cupfrozen okra,chopped
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2cupscooked white rice,optional, for serving


  1. Melt the butter in a large dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat.

  2. Whisk in the flour and continue whisking for approximately 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture starts to turn golden brown and smell nutty. (Do not stop whisking or the roux will burn.)

  3. Stir in the onion, bell pepper, and celery. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the vegetables begin to soften. 

  4. Add the sausage to the pot and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute longer.

  5. Stir in the garlic, mustard, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, and creole seasoning. Cook for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly and scraping up any brown bit on the bottom of the pan.

  6. Slowly add the chicken stock to the pot stirring to combine. Add the chicken and bring the soup to a boil. 

  7. Turn the heat to low. Add the bay leaf, okra, salt, and pepper to the soup and stir to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the soup begins to thicken.

  8. Serve the chicken gumbo over rice, if desired. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and parsley for an extra pop of color.


  • Calories: 371.91kcal
  • Fat: 19.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.37g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.74g
  • Fiber: 1.89g
  • Sugar: 4.12g
  • Protein: 21.95g
  • Cholesterol: 75.28mg
  • Sodium: 580.80mg
  • Calcium: 45.39mg
  • Potassium: 504.23mg
  • Iron: 2.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 133.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 49.76mg
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