OK, if you’re from Louisiana you should probably stop reading right now. This is my super easy gumbo recipe. What makes it easy is that you don’t have to make a roux. I’ve been told this should be called “Texas Gumbo” because of that reason but I can’t find any information online to know why or if that’s true. All I know is that it’s easy and it’s GOOD!
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What is Gumbo?
Since the word “gumbo” originates from an African word meaning “okra” I don’t mind calling this recipe gumbo even if it doesn’t have a roux.
Webster also defines “gumbo” as “a soup thickened with okra pods or filé and containing meat or seafood and usually vegetables”. That still fits this recipe… so here it is:
Ingredients for Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe
Ingredients for our easy chicken and sausage gumbo:
- olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3-4 stalks celery, sliced
- 1 bag frozen red, yellow, green bell peppers (Or you can use fresh. The frozen bag is cheaper at my store and faster so I use it.)
- 1 bag frozen sliced okra
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1 package turkey sausage, sliced
- 1-2 chicken breasts
- shredded carrots (optional – I put them in this time because we’re trying to eat more veggies and I can’t taste them in the gumbo!)
- 1-2 teaspoons Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
- water (to cover and as needed)
Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
The Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning is my secret! It’s great in a lot of other dishes, too — jambalaya, cajun pasta, grilled fish, and lots more.
Here are a few recipes I found online so you won’t feel like you’re wasting money when you buy the creole seasoning:
- Blackened Fish
- Creamy Cajun Pasta – This one’s a family favorite!
- Kicked Up Meatloaf
- Roasted Cajun Potatoes
- Cajun Marinated Chicken
- Cajun Chicken Alfredo
- Watermelon Feta Salad – This one’s pretty unique!
How to Make Texas Gumbo
- In a large soup pot, saute the onion and celery in olive oil.
- Add all the other ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove the chicken breasts, shred, and return to pot.
- Serve with rice.
See, I told you my gumbo recipe was easy. I can pretty much guarantee you that I’ll never post a complicated recipe on my blog. You’ll have to go somewhere else for that!
More Delicious Gumbo Recipes
And if you want a more traditional gumbo recipe try these:
- Best Ever Seafood Gumbo, Southern Living
- Authentic New Orleans Style Gumbo, Tastes Better From Scratch
- Emeril’s Classic Seafood Gumbo
- Taste of Home Shrimp Gumbo Recipe
- Classic Chicken Gumbo Recipe
- Seafood Gumbo
- Chicken and Andouille Gumbo Recipe
- 4-Star Okra Gumbo Recipe
- Paula Deen’s Healthy Gumbo Recipe
More Easy Soup Recipes You Might Like
Here’s another favorite on my blog:
- Autumn “Diet” Soup Recipe
- Black-Eyed Pea Soup Recipe
- Chicken Enchilada Soup with Rice Recipe
- Turkey Taco Soup Recipe
- Simple Texas Chili Recipe, Served 3 Ways
- Meatball Minestrone Recipe, Easy Weeknight Soup
- Momma’s Soup, a Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe for Picky Kids
Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite soup is. Originally published on October 22, 2014. Featured on: Family Fun Friday
‘Til the next meal,