Easy Chicken Sausage Gumbo Recipe

This easy chicken sausage gumbo recipe is sponsored by Farmer John.

chicken sausage gumbo

I have a confession to make. I’m totally a teenaged girl when it comes to tv shows. And lately I’ve been obsessed with Vampire Diaries. Yes, I know. I’m horrible.

But I love the fake drama of it all. And sometimes it inspires me.

Take this chicken sausage gumbo. I’ve been dying to make it ever since the storyline of the show headed to New Orleans for a while (I’m at the end of Season 4). Because who doesn’t think of gumbo when they hear New Orleans or Louisiana? Or am I the only one?

So when Farmer John sent me their new hot Louisiana style chicken sausage I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. Make gumbo! And oh my word. The sausage gave this dish an out of this world flavor with just a hint of spice. Yum.

Easy Chicken Sausage Gumbo

Serves 8-10


  • 8 links Farmer John hot Louisiana brand chicken sausage
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • fresh chives, minced, to taste

chicken sausage gumbo ingredients

chicken sausage gumbo farmer john hot louisiana brand chicken smoked sausage

1. Pour a tablespoon of oil in a large, heavy pot. Slice up the sausage and brown on medium heat. Set aside sausage leaving oil in the pan. chicken sausage gumbo brown sausage2. Pour 1 cup of oil in pan and heat on medium. Add 1 cup flour and cook flour and oil over medium to high heat, stirring constantly, to make a roux that resembles the color of peanut butter or darker to the color of coffee.

chicken sausage gumbo pour oil

chicken sausage gumbo making roux3. Add vegetables to the roux and stir quickly. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes.

chicken sausage gumbo cook vegetables4. Add the stock, seasonings, and chicken sausage to the vegetables. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for one hour stirring occasionally.

chicken sausage gumbo mix everything together5. Add chopped chives and parsley and heat for 5 minutes. Serve over rice in a large shallow bowl and top with a sprinkle of fresh parsley an chives.

chicken sausage gumbo close upWhat’s your favorite type of gumbo?

Fall is the perfect time of year to create warm, hearty dishes that highlight the flavors of the season. Whether mixed in a stew or baked casserole dish, you can create a variety of delicious recipes with the new Farmer John hot Louisiana brand chicken sausage.

Check out Farmer John on Facebook and visit the website for additional product information.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Farmer John. I received 3 packages of Farmer John hot Louisiana brand chicken sausage to use in a recipe. All opinions are my own. 

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  1. Yummm, this looks amazing. Thank you for providing step-by-step pictures for cooking neophytes like me 🙂 Have a great week!

    Diary of a Debutante

  2. That looks delicious. I’ve never ventured into making gumbo because the roux scares me.

  3. Looks easy enough, maybe I’ll try it. I’ve never made gumbo of any kind!

  4. I have never made chicken gumbo on my own but I should

  5. Looks like a great winter time meal!

  6. Looks delicious! Pinned it to try later. A perfect comfort meal on a Winter night.

  7. That looks yammie:)

    I have somethong for you…you are one of the nominees:)


  8. That looks seriously delicious! I love that show too 🙂

  9. Being from Louisiana I can definitely say that you know what you’re doing. I’d love to have your gumbo, look delicious.

  10. Awe, that looks so good!!! Trying this soon, thanks!

  11. Salah Collins says

    I tired this recipe a month ago for my family. It was delicious! Everyone loved it!

  12. brandon nosacka says

    You should give your roux another 20-30 minutes. If you’re doing a chicken noodle soup the caramel color is fine but for gumbo darker is better.

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