Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo originally got it’s name from ‘kingumbo’ which means okra in African. While this recipe does not use okra, this Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe still produces a hearty and robust gumbo. The cooking time can vary from 2-3 hours depending how long it takes to make the roux. This is not a quick dish to whip together!


3 pounds chicken thighs
Tony’s Creole seasoning
Ground black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup flour
1 cup minced onion
1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
1/2 cup minced celery
1 teaspoon Tabasco
3 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon Tony’s Creole seasoning
2-1/4 quarts water
1/2 cup sliced green onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound smoked pork sausage, thinly sliced


1. Remove skin from the chicken thighs and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Season chicken with Tony’s and black pepper.
3. Heat oil in a large heavy pot or Dutch Oven.
4. Sear chicken on all sides, remove and set aside.
5. Make roux by adding flour to hot oil in pot.
6. Stir constantly over medium-high heat until the color is a medium brown.
7. Stir in onion, bell pepper and celery into roux and cook until tender.
8. Return the chicken to the pot, add Tabasco, Worcestershire, bay leaves, 1 teaspoon Tony’s and water.
9. Cover pot and simmer for 1-hour.
10. Add green onions, garlic and sausage; and simmer for 1-hour.
11. Remove all thigh bones from gumbo.
12. Skim off any excess fat or oil from the top.
13. Serve over rice and add Filé and additional hot sauce if needed.

Wine Pairings:

We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.

Pinot Grigio Wine

This Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe is a flavorful hearty dish. With hearty and robust flavors, the citrus the perfect accompaniment to this dish would be a Pinot Grigio. A Pinot Grigio is a medium to full-bodied wine, with a rather low acidity and fairly neutral aromas. The citrus flavors of the wine along with the dry nature accompanies this hearty Gumbo well! Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite Pinot Grigio

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