Easy Gumbo with Chicken & Chorizo

This delicious, easy gumbo recipe features both chicken and chorizo as the main ingredients. It’s the perfect dinner dish if you’re looking for something incredibly tasty.

Easy Gumbo

Gumbo can be eaten just by itself or with a side such as rice. Fresh, crunchy bread to dip into the gumbo is also a great way to experience this delicious dish. Personally, I find that it’s perfect just by itself but having some rice or bread would be a great way to bulk out this recipe a bit more.

This dish is basically a one pot meal assuming you don’t want any extras as mentioned above. This meal is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to make a huge number of dishes but wants an incredibly good tasting soup.

Make sure you don’t throw out the leftovers as they will keep fine in the fridge for a few days and reheat surprisingly well. It’s perfect if you need a quick and easy lunch the next day.

Easy Chicken Gumbo

If you want to see how to make this delicious gumbo dish, then be sure to check out the video below. Alternatively, you can find the full detailed recipe right under the video.

Easy Gumbo Recipe

Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
45 Minutes
Total time
55 Minutes


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp plain flour
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 chorizo sausages, sliced
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
  • 1 chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 cups chicken stock


  1. In a large deep pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, add the chorizo, chicken and cook until browned. Once browned, remove from the pot and put to the side.
  2. Add the butter.
  3. Once the butter has melted, add the plain flour and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it is a brown color (Not burnt).
  4. Add onion, chopped celery, red bell pepper, Cajun seasoning, thyme, garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Return the chicken and chorizo to the pot.
  6. Stir in the chicken stock and bring to the boil.
  7. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. Season with salt & pepper
  9. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • Prawns are a perfect addition to a gumbo if you’re looking for something extra to add. Only add these at the end of cooking to prevent them from overcooking and becoming like rubber. They should only need about 5-10 minutes of cooking.
  • Stir constantly when making a roux and do not walk away from it otherwise it will likely burn, and you will need to start over. You may find a whisk easier when it comes to constantly stirring it.
  • Okra is very hit and miss, and it can be hard to find in some countries. If you can get your hands on some then it is well worth adding this to the dish, one cup should be more than enough.
  • If you don’t have any cajun seasoning around then, you can make it from scratch. You can also get the seasoning tasting perfect for your taste buds since you’re able to adjust the ingredients.
  • If you would rather get this cooking way ahead of time so the flavors can develop more, then you can do a gumbo in the slow cooker. It’s a little different to this recipe but worth checking out if you love to slow cook.

Nutritional Information

If you’re wondering what the nutritional information is for this gumbo, then you can find it right below.

This information is an estimate that I calculated using an online tool, and it should still be good enough to determine if this is ok for you or not.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 363g (12.8 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 149.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.6g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 4.5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 1.6g
Protein 24.9g 50%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

While a chicken and chorizo gumbo is amazing, you may be interested in something like the jambalaya. This jambalaya meal is very similar to this dish but instead is a rice-based dish that is incredibly tasty. Well worth checking out if you love this sort of food.

I hope this easy gumbo recipe works out to be as amazing as it did for me. If you come across any issues or have some feedback, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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