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Dav
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Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
This is kind of a refresh from a post I made a few years back. GeauxId just posted an amazing seafood gumbo but this one is just the basics. Minimal ingredients with little effort Basically a "beginner's" gumbo but doesn't mean it wasn't damn tasty. Let's get started:

First brown your sausage. I use andouille but any smoked sausage works. Remove once browned.



Next brown chicken thighs in same pan as your sausage. Don't need to worry about cooking all the way through here, mostly concerned about getting a good sear. Remove once browned.



Once meat is removed...in the same pan...add your oil and flour. Most do 1:1 oil and flour but I like 3/4 oil to 1 cup flour. Stir like crazy on medium heat. This is after 15 mins.



30 mins...and done. I like to get my roux dark dark chocolate. Just be sure to stir and rotate your pan as to not burn the roux.



Next add trinity and saute in hot roux for 5 mins. Not pictured but after 5 mins I add bay leave, thyme, cayenne, garlic and onion powder, and a bit of tony's.



I then transfer hot roux mixture to a stock pot and add roughy 10 cups chicken stock. When I have the time I boil my bones and make a fresh stock...but I won't lie...this is the box stuff.



Get to a boil then simmer for about 2 hours. After that I add my meat back in and let it go for another hour or so. All the while on low to med. low heat, uncovered. I also add my green onion and parsley at the end here. This is the result after about 3.5 hours.



Serve over hot white rice with some file and a dash of hot sauce. Like I said, easy and minimal. Hope y'all enjoyed

This post was edited on 12/30 at 12:57 pm


Jibbajabba
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Well done!! The best gumbos are spartan in nature IMO. Let the roux, stock, and the smoked meats carry the flavor.
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hehatedrew
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Nice. Good post


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AbitaFan08
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Looks solid. I’m doing a turkey and sausage one today and was considering posting my process. Hope that’s not an overkill of gumbo threads today.


Gaston
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Missing some potato salad.


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Joshjrn
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Thanks for the refresh, Dav. Your old thread got me started in the world of gumbo


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Gris Gris
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Wonderful color! I agree with you that gumbo doesn't have to be hard or complicated to taste good. You can use the boxed stocks, but watch the salt content. I use them many times when I don't have enough stock or I use them and just boil the bones in them to shore it up. Taste the boxed, though, and make sure it doesn't taste off in some way. They aren't all the same. You can also use a chicken base, but you really need to watch the salt in those.

Paul Prudhomme used water in his fried chicken and andouille gumbo and it's delicious. I boil the fried chicken bones for that one, but he did not.


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The Dozer
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Looks beautimous!

I’m making a turkey stock right now for a turkey and sausage gumbo New Year’s Day during the game. It’s smelling delicious.



AbitaFan08
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
I did the same thing the other day for my stock. Got impatient and am making the gumbo today.


The Dozer
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
I may do the same.


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I fricking love the color of that roux


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nateslu1
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Thanks for the post I was looking for a good tutorial on a chicken and sausage gumbo and this is perfect. I am going to give this a try this week.


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Cool Hand Luke
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Looking good. I'm hungry now.


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GeauxldMember
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
Looks great, Dav! Nice-looking roux!


liz18lsu
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
I did an oven roux and used beef stock and beef consume on my gumbo the other day and it was so amazingly rich and dark. Grilled the meat, and I saute my trinity separate from the roux and add in once soft.

Seriously, best gumbo ever, my dad's recipe, I think he follows Folse's C&S recipe (he doesn't do the oven roux, he isn't a chicken like I am about burning the roux )

I will take pics next time. I like a very thick gumbo.
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
quote:

Oil


What is the best type of oil for roux?

Vegetable? Canola?


The Levee
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
This is very close to my recipe. The differences are :

I use one Pot for everything

I used a pulled rotisserie chicken

I add smoked paprika and gumbo file when the trinity is added to the hot roux.


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Joshjrn
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
quote:

What is the best type of oil for roux?

Vegetable? Canola?


I use canola, but it's not a big deal either way.


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Dav
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
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Dav
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re: Easy Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - with pics
I prefer canola but any oil with a high smoke point will do. I’d recommend a .75:1 ratio too.


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