Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 398.1
  • Total Fat: 23.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,181.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 28.7 g

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Traditional gumbo (without the tomatoes!). So tasty served over rice! Traditional gumbo (without the tomatoes!). So tasty served over rice!
Number of Servings: 6


    * 1 cup vegetable oil
    * 1 cup all-purpose flour
    * 1 large onion, chopped
    * 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
    * 2 celery stalks, chopped
    * 1 pound Healthy Choice Low-fat smoked sausage, sliced 1/4" thick
    * 4 cloves garlic, minced
    * salt and pepper to taste
    * Creole seasoning to taste
    * 6 cups fat free chicken broth
    * 1 bay leaf
    * 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed


1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, whisk in flour. Continue whisking until the roux has cooked to the color of chocolate milk, 8 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn the roux. If you see black specks in the mixture, start over.
2. Stir onion, bell pepper, celery, and sausage into the roux; cook 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook another 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning; blend thoroughly. Pour in the chicken broth and add the bay leaf. Stir in the chicken. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Skim off any foam that floats to the top during the last hour.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIRPAC.

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    Good recipe, but in our family we use a lot less roux. About 3 or 4 tablespoons (same amount of each fat and flour) oil. We cook it until it is darker than yours (about the color of homemade chocolate pudding, and I won't lie, it smokes a bit when cooking). - 4/30/12