'Momma Made Em' Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Chicken, sausage, and okra gumbo made from scratch the old-school way, with a deep, rich roux and plenty of time for simmering.

Fill a large pot partially with lightly salted water, and place the chicken in the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook the chicken until the meat is no longer pink and...


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped onions
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen green bell peppers
  • 5 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's), or to taste
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound fully-cooked smoked beef sausage (such as Hillshire FarmĀ®), sliced
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen sliced okra
  • salt and black pepper to taste

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