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Super Easy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

The other day I was hunting around the web for a simple gumbo recipe that would round out my list of "best soups for dinner." I had a hard time finding a recipe that I liked, so I decided to create my own!

This chicken and sausage gumbo is super easy to make, it's packed with flavor, and it's hearty enough to serve as a meal all on its own.

I made my gumbo with chicken and sausage because my daughter is allergic to shellfish. And I also knew I didn't want the recipe to contain tons of ingredients. I just don't have time for lots of measuring and chopping when I need to get dinner on the table.

There is one special ingredient I discovered at our local grocery store that makes this the easiest gumbo ever!!

Finding this creole mix (sometimes called mirepoix) saved me a lot of time. If you live in a southern state, make sure to check out your local grocery stores to see if they carry a version of this.

The one I found contained chopped onion, celery, bell pepper, green onion, and garlic. You may find a similar version that doesn't contain the same veggies that mine does, but it will still be super useful in this recipe. The veggie ratio doesn't have to be exact.

If you can't find it, don't fret. Even if you need to chop your own vegetables, this is still an easy recipe that you can have on the table in under 45 minutes.

Making the Roux

I admit, I used to be scared of making gumbo because of the roux. But once I actually tried it for the first time, I realized my fears were unfounded.

A roux is nothing more than fat (oil or butter) mixed with flour to form a paste. The purpose of roux is to thicken the sauce. That's what makes the difference between a thin, soupy broth and a thicker stew-like consistency.

Once your ingredients are chopped and prepped, this soup comes together very quickly. I recommend doing all of your chopping at once and put the items in bowls before you start cooking.

Super Easy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

A delicious, flavor-packed gumbo that you can have on the table in 45 minutes or less!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Kate


  • 8 oz andouille sausage chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • c all purpose flour
  • 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 c onion diced
  • ¾ c green bell pepper diced
  • ½ c celery sliced
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 c chicken broth
  • 14.5 oz canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 c frozen okra
  • 3 c cooked white rice


  • Heat dutch oven or large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and saute for 5 minutes until it begins to brown. Remove sausage to a separate plate and drain grease on a paper towel.
  • Add butter and oil to pot and stir until butter melts.
  • Slowly add in flour, whisking constantly (you may not need all of the flour).
  • Continue whisking until flour mixture is smooth and begins to brown (about 2 minutes).
  • Add chicken and saute, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, celery, seasoning, and garlic to pan. Saute and stir for 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. If needed, add a little bit of stock to the pan to prevent ingredients from sticking.
  • Add stock and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer. Return sausage to pan and add okra.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, or until okra is tender.
  • Serve over cooked white rice.


If you are able to find pre-chopped creole mix or mirepoix at your store, use 2.5 cups of the mix in place of the onion, bell pepper, garlic and celery. 


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg
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Sara Welch

Friday 1st of November 2019

This is everything a gourmet soup should be, and then some! Looking forward to warming up with this on a cold night this week!


Friday 1st of November 2019

There is such a thing as prepackaged creole seasoning? I'm super jealous now. But, like you said, chopping my own veggie should not take a lot of time. And your gumbo looks fantastic! :)


Friday 1st of November 2019

This recipe looks absolutely delicious and super easy to make! I love the flavors of gumbo so will have to try this soon!


Friday 1st of November 2019

I love how you came up with this recipe because it souns like you had the same experience I did. Finding a good gumbo recipe was a challenge! By the way, great tip on chopping everything in one ago - something I always do, too!

Susan Deaven

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Sounds great! I love gumbo and will be making some soon, although I don’t think Redner’s carries mirepoix. ?


Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Yes, one of the perks of southern living is access to pre-chopped gumbo ingredients at every store!

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