This delicious easy gumbo recipe features both chicken and chorizo as the main ingredients. It’s the perfect dinner dish if you’re looking for something incredibly tasty.
Gumbo can be eaten just by itself or with a side such as rice. Fresh crunchy bread to dip into the gumbo is also a great way to experience this delicious dish. Personally I find that it’s perfect just by itself but having some rice or bread would be a great way to bulk out this recipe a bit more.
This dish is basically a one pot meal assuming you don’t want any extras as mentioned above. This is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to make a huge number of dishes but want an incredibly good tasting soup.
Make sure you don’t throw out the leftovers as they will keep fine in the fridge for a few days and reheat surprisingly well. It’s perfect if you need a quick and easy lunch the next day.
If you want to see how to make this delicious gumbo dish, then be sure to check out the video below. Alternatively, you can find the full detailed recipe right under the video.
Easy Gumbo Recipe
2 Tbsp. plain flour
2 chicken breasts, cubed
2 chorizo sausages, sliced
1 onion, cut into chunks
2 tsp. garlic, crushed
2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
1 chopped red or green bell pepper
2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. thyme
2 cups chicken stock
Add the butter.
Once the butter has melted, add the plain flour and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it is a brown colour (Not burnt).
Add onion, chopped celery, red bell pepper, Cajun seasoning, thyme, garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Return the chicken and chorizo to the pot.
Stir in the chicken stock and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 20 minutes.
Season with salt & pepper
Serve & Enjoy
Stir constantly when making a roux and do not walk away from it otherwise it will likely burn and you will need to start over. You may find a whisk easier when it comes to constantly stirring it.
Okra is very hit and miss, it can be hard to find in some countries. If you can get your hands on some then it is well worth adding this to the dish, one cup should be more than enough.
If you don’t have any cajun seasoning around then you can make it from scratch. You can also get the seasoning tasting perfect for your tastebuds since you’re able to adjust the ingredients.
If you would rather get this cooking way ahead of time so the flavors can develop more then you can actually do a gumbo in the slow cooker. It’s a little different to this recipe but worth checking out if you love to slow cook.
If you’re wondering what the nutritional information is for this gumbo then you can find it right below. This is an estimate that I calculated using an online tool, it should still be good enough to determine if this is ok for you or not.
Whilst a chicken and chorizo gumbo is amazing you may be interested in something like the jambalaya. This is very similar to this dish but instead is a rice dish that is incredibly tasty. Well worth checking out if you love this sort of food.
I hope this easy gumbo recipe works out to be as amazing as it did for me. If you come across any issues or have some feedback, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.