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Chicken and Sausage File Gumbo

Prep Time:

1 1/2 Hours

Cook Time:

25 Minutes


6-8 Servings


About the Recipe

This Authentic New Orleans Gumbo is made with a dark roux, vegetables, chicken, smoked andouille or smoked polish or smoked cajun and served over rice. If you want, can combine a couple of the smoked sausages.


  • 1chicken, 3 to 4 pounds, cut into serving pieces

  • Salt to taste if desired

  • 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

  • 1¼ teaspoons finely ground white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon powdered mustard

  • 1½ teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 1½ teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 1 teaspoon file powder, optional

  • 1½cups flour

  • 2½cups corn, peanut or vegetable oil

  • ¾cup finely chopped onion

  • ¾cup finely chopped celery

  • ¾cup finely chopped green pepper

  • 9cups chicken broth

  • 1¾cups chopped or thinly sliced smoked sausage such as andouille or smoked polish sausage or smoked cajun sausage

  • 1bay leaf

  • 1teaspoon finely minced fresh garlic

  • 2 cups cooked rice