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Quick and Easy Skillet Chicken Gumbo Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs

Enjoy my quick and easy skillet chicken gumbo recipe and bring the taste of New Orleans to your table! Your family and friends are going to love this dish!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet dinners, skillet gumbo
Servings: 6
Calories: 811 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 pound cajun sausage cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 pound 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 stalks celery sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 cups okra sliced
  • 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
  • 2 cups Hot cooked rice to serve with Gumbo
  • 1 binch chopped green onions for garnish
  • FilĂ© powder for serving optional
  1. In a large deep skillet add cooking oil. I used olive oil. Allow pan to get hot
  2. 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.
  3. Remove chicken from pan, and set aside until needed.
  4. Add peppers, onion, garlic and celery to oil and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add flour to pan and mix well. If more oil or flour is needed add it in now.
  6. 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.
  7. Add chicken stock and mix well, making sure all the roux gets incorporated into the stock.
  8. Add stewed tomatoes, creole seasoning and Worcestershire sauce, mix well.
  9. Reduce heat to low, add chicken and simmer, stirring occasionally for 1 hour.
  10. Remove chicken and allow to cool.
  11. Add sausage, okra and chopped parsley to gumbo, allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  12. Bone chicken and pull meat apart. Add chicken to gumbo, and simmer 5 minutes.
  13. Serve Gumbo over plain white rice.
  14. Garnish with chopped green onions and file powder.
  15. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Skillet Chicken Gumbo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 811 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g 83%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1158mg 48%
Potassium 943mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 30.4%
Vitamin C 53.5%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 24.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.