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This Authentic New Orleans Style Gumbo is packed with vegetables, chicken, sausage, and shrimp in a dark roux. Best serve warm over rice for a filling meal. If you have any leftovers that are perfect because this Gumbo tastes even better the next day!



2/3 c. oil (vegetable or canola oil)

1 heaping cup all-purpose flour


2 c. Shrimps, pre-cooked

12 oz. package andouille sausages, sliced into ‘coins’ (substitute Polska Kielbasa if you can’t find a good Andouille)

1 bunch green onion, finely chopped

1 large yellow onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 bunch fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped

2-3 cloves garlic

Meat from 1 Rotisserie Chicken

6-8 c. Chicken broth

1 bunch celery, diced, leaves and all

cooked white rice for serving

1-2 tbsp Cajun seasoning

How to make Authentic New Orleans Style Gumbo


Step 1: For the roux, add the flour and oil in a large, heavy-bottomed stockpot. Cook for about 30 to 40 minutes over medium-low heat while stirring constantly until you have a soft and cookie-dough-like consistency. As needed, add a bit more flour or oil until you have reached this consistency.

Step 2: Place the slices of sausage in a single layer in a different skillet. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes over medium-high heat. Flip and continue to cook the other side until well brown. When done, transfer the sausage’s slice to a plate and set aside.

Step 3: To the hot skillet where you cooked the sausages, pour in half a cup of chicken broth and deglaze. Into a large soup pot, pour the broth and drippings, then add the rest of the 5 ½ cups of chicken broth along with the veggies, parsley, and roux. Mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the veggies are a little tender. Make sure to skim the foam off the top of the pot. To taste, stir in the Cajun seasoning.

Step 4: Now, add the chicken along with the sausage and shrimp.

Step 5: Adjust the seasoning (salt, pepper, chicken bullion paste, garlic, more Joe’s stuff, or more chicken broth) according to taste. When everything is at your liking, serve the Gumbo warm over rice. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 464kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 116mg, Sodium: 1303mg, Potassium: 371mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Vitamin C: 38.4mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 1.7mg


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