What could be better than good home cookin’? Especially when its something as delicious as my Quick and Easy Skillet Chicken Gumbo!
I was recently asked by Aidells® to cook up some deliciousness using their product and share my recipe with you. But as usual all opinions, text and deliciousness are 100% mine.
Skillet Chicken Gumbo, those are three words that evoke delicious memories…..sigh. Louisiana cooking at its best with Mama Jeanette. Of course Mama used a cast iron skillet that had seen many forms of deliciousness, but I do believe her personal favorite was always a good batch of Skillet Chicken Gumbo. And that my friends is what were making today!
Living in Florida has its perks. Blue Skies, Sunshine, Endless Beaches and Publix Supermarkets. I’m lucky enough to have a Publix just a few miles down the road and I’d have to compare to Cheers, because everybody knows my name. I love the customer service and the quality products they stock. The hard part about shopping at Publix is not coming home with a full cart every trip, I do love to shop!
I just found out that Publix is having a 2 for $10 in-store promotion on Aidells® sausage starting on March 17 and running until March 25, and you can bet I’ll be stocking up on all the delicious types of sausage that they make.
Aidells® Cajun Style Andouille
Aidells® Chicken & Apple (also available in minis)
Aidells® Italian Style
Aidells® Pineapple Bacon (also available in minis)
Aidells® Spicy Mango & Jalapeno
Aidells® Roasted Garlic & Gruyere Cheese Smoked Sausage
Aidells® Organic Spinach & Feta
Aidells® Organic Chicken & Apple
I love all their unique flavors and hand-crafted quality. Which type sausage would you pick?
A good practice to get into is gathering your ingredients together before you start. This is referred to as a Mise en Place (everything in its place). Missing from this picture are the flour, oil and chicken base that was used to make the sauce. Roux is everything in gumbo and learning to make a good roux is essential for so many Louisiana dishes.
Comfort food brings out the best in people. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just plain delicious. Tried and true recipes redone for the fast paced life style we live, bring deliciousness to your kitchen. Spend this time with family and friends, enjoying the flavorful as spicy as you like taste of my skillet Chicken Gumbo. Bring sausage back to the dinner table with this dish.
All of the Aidells® label sausages are Gluten-Free, with No Nitrites and No Added Hormones. It’s a product you can feel good about serving your family.
All sausages are hand-crafted with real, hand-picked ingredients in small batches with care. They’re fully cooked and ready in just 8-10 minutes: sauté or grill over medium heat or bake at 375. That certainly makes life easier in this fast paced world, and a whole lot better than the drive through!
- 1 pound Aidells® cajun sausage cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 4 in skinless Chicken thighs with bone
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 3 celery ribs sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 cups sliced okra
- 1 quarts chicken stock
- 3 cloves garlic finely diced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 14 ounces stewed tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce more or less for your tastes
- Hot cooked rice to serve with Gumbo
- 1 bunch chopped green onions for garnish
- Filé powder for serving optional
- In a large deep skillet add cooking oil. I used olive oil. Allow pan to get hot
- Dredge chicken thighs in flour seasoned with sea salt and pepper. place in pan over medium high heat, meat side down and allow to sear for 4-5 minutes until the chicken gets a good color. Turn over and do the same thing to the other side.
- Remove chicken from pan, and set aside until needed.
- Add peppers, onion, garlic and celery to oil and saute for 1 minute.
- Add flour to pan and mix well. If more oil or flour is needed add it in now.
- Turn heat down to medium and allow roux to cook and brown for 10-12 minutes, stirring constantly. Roux should turn medium brown. Be careful not to burn roux, you just want it to cook and get brown.
- Add chicken stock and mix well, making sure all the roux gets incorporated into the stock.
- Add stewed tomatoes, creole seasoning and Worcestershire sauce, mix well.
- Reduce heat to low, add chicken and simmer, stirring occasionally for 1 hour.
- Remove chicken and allow to cool.
- Add sausage, okra and chopped parsley to gumbo, allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Bone chicken and pull meat apart. Add chicken to gumbo, and simmer 5 minutes.
- Serve Gumbo over plain white rice.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and file powder.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aidells®. The opinions and text are all mine.