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Easy Gumbo with Shrimp, Sausage & Chicken



This is a Food Network recipe from Paula Deen. A delicious, full flavored gumbo that doesn’t take all day to make. I’ve altered it by substituting large raw shrimp, shelled and deveined, rather than small cooked ones.  I kept the tail on a few of the shrimp to top the bowl to make a prettier presentation. I also added 1 tablespoon of store bought gumbo seasoning with the onion, celery, green pepper sauté. When ready to serve, add 1/4 cup of cooked rice into the side of the bowl and garnish with some chopped parsley.

I’ll definitely make this again! It was enough to serve 4 people and also freeze 2 pints for some night when I’m running late from work.


Easy Gumbo with Shrimp, Sausage & Chicken

  • Servings: 6 - 8
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 bunch flat leaf parsley, stems and leaves, coarsely chopped, plus chopped leaves for garnish
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 5 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 (14-ounce can) stewed tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups frozen sliced okra
  • 4 green onions, sliced, white and green parts
  • 1/2 pound small shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides and remove.
  • Add the sausage and cook until browned, then remove.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the oil, add 2 tablespoons of margarine and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until brown, about 10 minutes. Let the roux cool.
  • Return the Dutch oven to low heat and melt the remaining 3 tablespoons margarine.
  • Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and celery and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, to taste and the 1/4 bunch parsley.
  • Cook, while stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups hot water and bouillon cubes, whisking constantly.
  • Add the chicken and sausage. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and okra. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Just before serving add the green onions, shrimp and chopped parsley.

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