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Stalekracker Gumbo Recipe

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Cajun Style Chicken Gumbo - Deep South Dish

A delicious and easy chicken gumbo made with a roux base, the trinity of vegetables and using a whole chicken and andouille sausage.

Provided by: EasyRecipesCooking.com

Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

1 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 (3 to 4 pound) whole hen or fryer, cut into serving pieces and skin removed, if desired
12 cups water, heated
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 pound andouille or other spicy smoked sausage, sliced in 1/4″ rounds
1/4 cup green onion, chopped, optional
1/2 teaspoon cayenne, Cajun or Creole seasoning, or to taste

Steps:

  • Heat oil to medium high in a tall, heavy bottomed stockpot and slowly sprinkle in flour, a little at a time until fully incorporated. Cook, stirring constantly until roux is medium to dark in color.
  • Begin adding the warmed water to the roux about a cup at a time, until well incorporated and all water is used. Add the chicken, sausage, onion, bell pepper, celery, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce to a low simmer and cook until meat is tender, about 1-1/2 hours. occasionally skimming off any foam and/or excess oil.
  • Remove bones and skin, add green onion and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Taste, add Cajun seasoning and adjust other seasonings as needed; serve over hot rice.

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