Anita's Easy Gumbo

Anita's Easy Gumbo

6 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 50% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A Delicious no-fuss recipe using Creole Gumbo Mix


1 lb chicken; boneless skinless; (up to 2 lbs)
2 lbs Eckrich farm smoked sausages
10 cups chicken broth -- or -- water*; (or more)
1 package Creole or Cajun gumbo mix
1 small small onion; (up to 2) diced
1 small green bell pepper; diced
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 can okra gumbo; (16 oz) (up to 2 cans)
1 can corn; (16 oz) (up to 2 cans), drained
1 box rice; (wild pecan -or- instant white)

Original recipe makes 10



Add 1 package of the Creole Gumbo Mix to Large Pot of Cold Water or chicken broth (10 cups+)* before you put the chicken into cook. Stir well and bring to a boil.

Turn heat down to medium. Add chicken and cook until done. (20-30 minutes)

Cut cooked and cooled chicken into bite-size pieces and put back in the pot.

Cut up the smoked sausage in small bite-size pieces and add to pot.

Note: You can pre cook the sausage in the microwave on high for 2 minutes or so, if you would like to remove some of the grease from the sausage first, before adding to the pot.

Add all other ingredients (except rice) and cook on low to medium for an hour. Use 1 or 2 cans of the Vegetables (corn and okra), depending on how much you like.

Cook the rice separately and set aside. When Gumbo is finished and you are ready to serve, add rice to individual serving bowls and spoon gumbo on top of rice.

For variation, you can also add a package of frozen, pre cooked and shelled, medium shrimp, which is also excellent. If you use shrimp, don't add until the last 15 minutes of cooking.

*May need to add more water, depending on how soupy or thick you want the gumbo.

Can also be made in the crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.


You would never know it didn't take all day to make this. Delicious.

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I made this Sunday! It was VERY good! My husband, who hates new recipes even enjoyed it! I did not give it the full five stars because I would love to find a gumbo with some spice. I left out the corn & okra buti did add the shrimp. Will def make again! Thanks for the recipe!
kimand2 5y ago

I haven't cookied this yet, but it looks great.l It is on my menu for nest week.
georgeross 7y ago

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webtexan 10y ago

You would never know it didn't take all day to make this. Delicious. [I posted this recipe.]
webtexan 10y ago

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