Simple Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

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Simple Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
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  1. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning and brown quickly. Brown the sausage, pour off fat and reserve meats.
  2. In a large, heavy pot, heat the oil and cook the flour in the oil over medium to high heat (depending on your roux-making skill), stirring constantly, until the roux reaches a dark reddish-brown color, almost the color of coffee or milk chocolate for a Cajun-style roux. If you want to save time, or prefer a more New Orleans-style roux, cook it to a medium, peanut-butter color, over lower heat if you're nervous about burning it.
  3. Add the vegetables and stir quickly. This cooks the vegetables and also stops the roux from cooking further. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the stock, seasonings, chicken and sausage. Bring to a boil, then cook for about one hour, skimming fat off the top as needed.
  5. Add the chopped scallion tops and parsley, and heat for 5 minutes. Serve over rice in large shallow bowls. Accompany with a good beer and lots of hot, crispy French bread.
  6. *A personal note* While I adore Chucks recipe,I find that making a roux from scratch can really be a time consuming chore, especially when watching two little hellions under the age of five all day long.
  7. There are a bunch of roux mixes available; my favorite so far being Tony Chacheres.
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  9. There is also Zatarains /.
  10. And there is also Richards Cajun Roux, which my wifes Uncle says is the best. Ive got a few jars of it, but havent had a chance to try it yet. You can order it here:.
  11. /richards-cajun-style-roux-p-1024.html.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 714.47 Kcal (2991 kJ)
Calories from fat 420.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.73g 72%
Cholesterol 99.48mg 33%
Sodium 1461.27mg 61%
Potassium 666.61mg 14%
Total Carbs 38.57g 13%
Sugars 11.27g 45%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Protein 34.42g 69%
Vitamin C 36.6mg 61%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 20%
Iron 12.6mg 70%
Calcium 102mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 112.27 Kcal (470 kJ)
Calories from fat 66.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.34g 72%
Cholesterol 15.63mg 33%
Sodium 229.62mg 61%
Potassium 104.75mg 14%
Total Carbs 6.06g 13%
Sugars 1.77g 45%
Dietary Fiber 0.52g 13%
Protein 5.41g 69%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 61%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 20%
Iron 2mg 70%
Calcium 16mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.5
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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