How to Make a Chicken Gumbo


1 (3-4lb.) chicken, cut up Salt and Pepper

½ cup vegetable oil

½ cup flour

1 large onion, minced

½ cup minced bell pepper

2 cloves minced garlic

2 t. Worcestershire sauce

1 t. tabasco sauce

½ t. salt, ½ t pepper, black, ½ t. pepper, red

1 bay leaf

3 quart hot water

1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced into ¼”rounds

½ cup sliced green onion tops

½ cup minced parsley


- Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy pot; add chicken and brown evenly; remove and set aside.- Make roux by adding flour to hot oil in pot. Stir constantly over medium heat until the color is that of a dark coffee with cream and smells like browned flour. Stir onion, celery, and bell pepper into roux. Add chicken and cook until vegetables are tender. Add Worcestershire, tabasco, salt, peppers and bay leaf. Add hot water. Cover and simmer 1 hour.

Add sausage; remove bay leaf. Cover and simmer 1 more hour. Skim off excess fat; add green onion and parsley and simmer 10 minutes. Serve in bowls over Southern Belle Rice.

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