Chicken Stock Gumbo

Chicken Stock Gumbo

18 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    5 h
  • Ready In

    5 h 25 m
Recipe by  TOYASEWS

“This gumbo is a feast of food. Use your imagination and add any leftover cooked turkey or chicken pieces along with the stock, if you like.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Place six slices of the bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Set aside the cooked bacon and reserve 1/2 cup of the grease in the skillet. Whisk in the flour and vegetable oil until smooth. Stir in the celery, bell pepper, garlic, parsley and onion. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Transfer the sauce to a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Add the sliced sausage and cook for 8 more minutes. Slice remaining raw bacon and crumble the cooked bacon; add to the pot. Stir in the chicken stock and water until well blended with the gravy mixture. Add the tomatoes and okra. Season with Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper. Simmer uncovered for 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the rice and cook for an additional 30 minutes, until thick. Stir in the brown sugar and lemon juice. This tastes great served over more rice.

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This is a wonderful recipe with tons of flavor. It is a good way to use leftover chicken too. My husband loved it and couldn't believe I made it.



This gumbo is really good. I was a bit skeptical about putting the rice in uncooked, but it cooked in the 30 min and really thickened up the gumbo nicely. I pulled meat off a rotisserie chicken and added it before simmering for 2 1/2 hours, in addition to the smoked sausage. One thing I would change: I would make the roux (bacon fat/oil/flour) by itself first, stirring constantly until it was the color of dark peanut butter; then I'd add the veggies to cook them down. In following the instrux as noted, I found that the flour mixture kept sticking to the bottom of the pan and never achieved a gravy-like consistency, which apparently it should have. But the taste is outstanding, so even following the instrux to a T resulted in delicious gumbo!



WOW....have to say that this is the best gumbo I have ever eaten. Thanks for the recipe. I also added crab to the mix...Very very good.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 494 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 35 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs
  • 30.7 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 1476 mg
  • 59%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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