Award Winning Chicken Andouille Gumbo Recipe

March 27, 2017 4 Comments

Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Julia Wright’s Gumbo Cook Off Winner

Julia is a home cook from the Pacific Northwest, just east of Seattle, in what she calls “Microsoft Land”.  Julia is also a member of my Facebook group, What I Cooked For Dinner Last Night, where our group shares meals they’ve prepared the night before giving us all ideas for future meals and inspiration to try new foods.

The contest was hosted locally by a Savory Spice store where each contestant had to bring 1.5 quarts of soup or stew in a crock pot. The store’s customers tasted the dishes throughout the day and voted.  Once all the food ran out, the voting was over. Julia said she brought way more than the 1.5 quart minimum to avoid being the first to run out.

When Julia and her husband came back to the store at 5 pm, she was told her Gumbo won “hands down” and she earned a $50 gift card.

A Little About Julia

Julia is the mom of two teenage boys and married to a British ex-pat. She told me she was late to start cooking but was inspired to learn how to cook when she started watching Food Network shows. Alton Brown’s show was her first favorite.

Julia and her husband love to travel and when on the road she tries to learn how to make a local dish or get some local inspiration for future meals. She learned how to make this gumbo while in New Orleans at a cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking.

Julia said it was a touristy activity but she “took it seriously”.

Gumbo is a Southern Louisiana Stew. No two chefs make gumbo the same way. Use this recipe to create your own specialty. Additions could include shrimp, okra and tomatoes. – Julia Wright


Award Winning Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Award Winning Chicken Andouille Gumbo


1 cup flour

1 cup vegetable oil

3 cups onions, chopped

3 cups peppers, chopped

2 cups celery, chopped

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

2 quarts chicken broth/chicken stock

3 cups cooked chicken

12 ounces Andouille sausage

2 tablespoons Savory Spice Black River Creole Seasoning or to taste.

How To Prepare At Home

Prepare the roux using flour and oil, stir constantly over medium heat – UNINTERRUPTED – for 20-30 minutes or until copper colored.

Add chopped onions, peppers and celery to roux. Stir until vegetables soften. Add chopped garlic and stir.

To vegetable mixture, add sliced sausage and cooked chicken, chopped. Sprinkle in Creole seasoning.

Add stock or broth and simmer over medium heat. Adjust seasonings to taste. Simmer 1 – 2 hours.

Serve over rice with Savory Spice Organic Powdered Gumbo File, your choice of hot sauce and chopped green onions.

Last modified on Mon 20 May 2019 2:56 pm

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  1. Julia says:

    Gary! Thank you so much for the great post. I am thrilled to be a part of your awesome blog. Note for other RGs: While the recipe calls for a particular seasoning products – you may certainly substitute your favorite one such as Tony Chachere’s or Zatarains and use any File powder. Enjoy!

  2. Sam says:

    Hi Gary!

    Just wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed your website!
    I’m trying to take advantage of living at home for my last year of high school to teach myself how to cook, and your blog’s been really well organised and useful!

    Hope you’re having a great day/night 🙂

    Cheers from Australia!

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