Spicy & Delicious Chicken Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: A Louisiana classic you’ll crave!

Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo is a classic Louisiana bayou dish combining succulent shrimp and tender chicken in a flavorful roux-based broth. This dish is packed with bold Cajun spices and diced vegetables and served over rice.

It’s a hearty, satisfying meal perfect for a cozy night. This recipe is easy to follow and can be on your table in under an hour. Whether you’re a gumbo pro or trying it for the first time, this recipe is sure to become a new family favorite. So, let’s start cooking a delicious pot of Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 lb of Andouille or any spicy sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Cooked rice, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Add the flour and stir until it turns a dark brown roux, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the onions, celery, bell peppers, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sausage to the pot and cook for 5 minutes, until browned.
  5. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add the shrimp and chicken and simmer for 10 minutes until the shrimp are pink and the chicken is cooked.
  7. Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the green onions and parsley.
  8. Serve over cooked rice.
  9. Enjoy!

FAQ About this Chicken Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

What kind of sausage should I use in this gumbo recipe?

Andouille sausage is a traditional choice for gumbo, but you can also use spicy sausage like chorizo, kielbasa, or hot links.

Can I use pre-cooked shrimp and chicken in this recipe?

Yes, if you’re using pre-cooked shrimp and chicken, you can add them in at the end, just before the green onions and parsley and cook for a minute or two until heated.

Can I make this gumbo recipe in advance?

Gumbo improves as it sits, making it a great make-ahead dish. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

You can use gluten-free flour or cornstarch to make the roux instead of all-purpose flour.

Can I make this recipe spicier?

If you want to make this recipe spicier, you can add extra hot sauce or Cajun seasoning to taste. You can also add a diced jalapeno or cayenne pepper to the gumbo while cooking.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian/vegan?

This recipe can be adapted to be vegetarian/vegan by omitting shrimp, chicken, and sausage and adding more vegetables like okra, eggplant, and mushrooms. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.