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Cajun Gumbo

Cajun Gumbo

The favorite flavors of gumbo are found in this hearty soup.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time


1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

20 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 medium (2 1/2 cups) onion, chopped

2 ribs (3/4 cup) celery, chopped

1 medium (1 1/3 cups) green bell pepper, chopped

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh garlic

2 cups chicken stock

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme

2 bay leaves

1 pound Italian sausage, crumbled

1/2 cup finely chopped Italian parsley

3 (1/2 cup) green onions, chopped

Cooked rice, as desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne in bowl. Add chicken thighs; coat with mixture.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in nonstick 8-quart stockpot over medium heat. Add coated chicken and Italian sausage; cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through. Remove from stockpot to bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Increase heat to medium high. Add remaining butter. Slowly whisk in flour. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 5-9 minutes or until mixture is a deep brown color.

  4. STEP 4

    Reduce heat to medium. Stir in onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic; cook 2-6 minutes or until vegetables are softened.

  5. STEP 5

    Stir in chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, thyme and bay leaves. Simmer 10 minutes.

  6. STEP 6

    Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken pieces and Italian sausage to gumbo. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer at least 20 minutes.

  7. STEP 7

    Top with green onions and parsley. Serve over rice.

Nutrition (1 serving)

630 Calories
43 Fat (g)
190 Cholesterol (mg)
1290 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
33 Protein (g)
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