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Sausage and Chicken Gumbo

Sausage and Chicken Gumbo

Sausage and Chicken Gumbo


Makes 6 servings


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 package (12 ounces) Cajun andouille or chili flavor chicken sausage, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes with roasted garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
6 lemon wedges (optional)


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add bell pepper; cook and stir over medium–high heat 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken; cook and stir about 2 minutes or until browned. Add sausage; cook and stir 2 minutes or until browned. Add broth; scrape up any browned bits from bottom of saucepan.
  2. Add tomatoes, green onions, bay leaf, basil, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf. Garnish each serving with lemon wedge, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1-1/3 cups gumbo
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 11 g
Calories from Fat 39 %
Calories 239
Protein 28 g
Sodium 1000 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Meat 2
Vegetable 2

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