Gumbo Style Chicken Creole Recipe
A delicious chicken gumbo with a tomato base. Serve over hot cooked rice and sprinkle with filé powder, if desired.
With a slow cooked roux and gumbo file powder flavoring the shrimp, crabmeat, and andouille sausage, this gumbo is an authentic creole meal.
A classic roux is the thickening agent for this traditional Cajun-style gumbo made rich and hearty with chicken, sausage, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic, and lively seasonings.
Oh my! I love creole style food and always thought of it as fatty, high calorie, indulgent food. This recipe, though, dispells that notion, completely. I can have all the flavor and (almost) none of the calories and fat. Yes!! Diet jitters be gone. I'm ready to lose weight and eat great! I made this exactly as written and my whole family, including their overnight guests, asked for seconds and told me I just had to make this again. My sister-in-law, who was not even there, heard about this meal and asked me for the recipe, based on word of mouth, alone. Yes, it was that good. Thank you so much for this recipe.
This was really good, with a few changes. First, like alot of others have said, it doesn't take 5 mins for the flour/oil to brown. You should do it over low/medium heat. I also used fresh mushrooms, a red pepper instead of green, and added about 1 cup of chicken broth. I also threw in some smoked sausage & doubled up on the sauce/spices(except for the garlic). I served over brown rice & it was very tasty! It reminds me of one of our fave South Beach diet recipes that also includes Bacon & Shrimp...yummy!!
definitely a keeper. but, you MUST use 1 can of chicken stock. otherwise, it will be too thick. also, i prefer to use fresh vegetables. i used fresh shitake mushrooms and tossed in a couple of half tomatos. I served over brown rice. and to make sure that it doesnt stick to the pot, spray the pot with pam before heating the oil and flour. good luck
This is a five star recipe with some alterations. First, add some chicken stock, about 1 1/2 cups. Also, to kick it up some, I cut up a jalepeno and simmered it with the other peppers. I added a little of cayanne pepper and the finishing touch- a little sherry. Magnificent. Serve over white rice!
Great flavor easy to make. To add my own twist I added chopped green onions and Andouille Sausage.