Kielbasa and Chicken Gumbo

Kielbasa and Chicken Gumbo

6 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Don't let the number of ingredients for this thick stewlike dish keep you from trying this dish. Taking the time for this Creole speciality is definately worth the wait.


6 slices Bacon
1 pound Kielbasa or smoked sausage; cut into 1-inch slices
1/2 pound boneless chicken breast; cut into 1-inch chunks
1/4 cup All-purpose flour
1 12-oz can tomato juice
1 cup Water
1 28-oz can whole tomatoes; cut up
2 cubes chicken bouillon
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups sliced okra; OR 10-oz. pkg. frozen cut okra, thawed
1 medium onion; coarsely chopped
1 medium green pepper; coarsely chopped
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon Ground allspice
1 pound medium shrimp; peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon file powder *; (optional)

Original recipe makes 10



In a Dutch oven cook bacon until crisp; remove. Drain and crumble on paper toweling; set aside. Cook kielbasa and chicken in hot bacon drippings until chicken is browned. Remove kielbasa and chicken, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in Dutch oven.

Add flour to drippings; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 12-15 minutes or until a reddish-brown roux forms.

Gradually stir in tomato juice and water. Add tomatoes and bouillon, stirring well. Add kielbasa, chicken, tomato sauce, okra, onion, green pepper, bay leaves, salt, red pepper and allspice; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves. Stir in file powder and bacon; mix well. Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.


Republished with Permission, National Pork Council

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This is the best. I added a Lil old bay seasoning, worchestire and bay leaf. My family and coworkers love it. Most requested.
tks 2y ago

I have made this a few times now and it is always the bam. I double the recipe because if your going to take the time to make it, why not have extra? It freezes like soup and is so good I never want to share.
a-dizzy1 3y ago

This was my first time making gumbo and it turned out awesome! Everyone loved it
Burton2011 3y ago

First time I've made gumbo and it came out excellent. This recipe was a hit!
dewaynemangan 5y ago

Republished with Permission, National Pork Council
saginawtom 8y ago

Republished with Permission, National Pork Council [I posted this recipe.]
tyson 10y ago

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