Chicken, Sausage & Seafood Gumbo for Christmas! (Cooking with Carolyn)

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May. 10, 2012

Check out my Chicken, Sausage and Seafood Gumbo recipe. I've had to make it so much over the past few years that I've really had the chance to experiment with it. Take a look :)


Chicken breast boneless skinless 1 Pound (((cut into 1
All purpose seasoning 1 1/2 Teaspoon (((Grand Diamond)))
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
All purpose flour
Onions 3 Cup (48 tbs) , chop
Celery 2 Cup (32 tbs) , chop
Bell peppers 2 Cup (32 tbs) , chop
Bay leaves 5 Small
Andouille sausage/Smoked sausage 1 Pound , slice
Kosher salt 2 Teaspoon
All purpose seasoning 1 Tablespoon
Cayenne chile pepper 1/4 Teaspoon (Optional)
Low sodium chicken stock/Seafood stock 3 Quart
Shrimp 1 Pound , devein
Crab legs 1 Pound
Fresh parsley 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Green onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chop
File powder 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

3. Cut the chicken into 1 inch chunks.

4. Chop the onion, celery, bell pepper, green onions and garlic, finely chop the parsley keep it aside until needed.

5. Clean and devein the shrimp’s tails on.


6. In a medium bowl, season the chunks of chicken with 1½ teaspoons of Grand Diamond All-Purpose Seasoning and olive oil.

7. Place the chicken on a baking sheet, spread out and roast for about 20 to 25 minutes at 425 degrees. Once done, set aside.

8. On medium heat, heat the large cast iron skillet for 5-6 minutes, pour the oil and let it heat up and then add the flour to the oil, use a wooden spoon and constantly stir for 20 minutes or until the color of the roux turns to chocolate brown.

9. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and pour the roux and then add the onions, celery, bell peppers and bay leaves and continue to stir for 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened.

10. Add the sausage, salt, 1 Tablespoon of Grand Diamond All-Purpose Seasoning and cayenne. Continue to stir for 3 to 4 minutes.

11. Add the stock. Stir until the roux mixture and stock are well combined. Add the chicken chunks, bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low.

12. Simmer the gumbo for 1 hour uncovered. Stirring occasionally.

13. Using a spoon, skim off any fat that rises to the surface.

14. Add the crab legs to the gumbo and stir. Cook for another 15 to 20 minutes.

15. Add the shrimp, stir and cook just until the shrimp turn pink lastly add the file powder.

16. Discard the bay leaves and serve in deep bowls over your favorite rice.

17. Garnish with fresh parsley and green onions.


18. Serve the gumbo along with a cup of cooked rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Bit Difficult
Cook Time: 140 Minutes
Ready In: 140 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 8330Calories from Fat 5045

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 571 g878.5%

Saturated Fat 93 g465%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 8896 mg370.67%

Total Carbohydrates 391 g130.3%

Dietary Fiber 32 g128%

Sugars 39 g

Protein 428 g856%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet