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Cajun Chicken Gumbo

Cajun Chicken Gumbo is a Louisiana staple, of course it’s shortened to simply ‘Gumbo‘!  If you’ve never had it, I highly recommend you try it.  Now!

Cajun Chicken & Gumbo Rice #Recipe

With a Louisiana husband, this Oklahoma girl has learned to love some Cajun cookin’!  While I’ve not yet completely conquered Louisiana cooking, this dish is the closest I’ve come thus far!

Don’t be intimidated, if I can do it so can you!  Since there isn’t a roux in this dish, it’s not challenging at all!  Anyone who can follow directions can make this dish!  Promise!

Now, I will say, this dish is missing shrimp.  Gumbo very often has shrimp, but unfortunately allergies have developed.  If you love shrimp, I greatly suggest adding them in!  You won’t be sorry!

If you’d like to be being as healthy as possible, check out the Paleo Recipe modification at the bottom or go without the rice if you’d like.  Or, if you aren’t big on rice, you can enjoy this dish without any rice at all.

Cajun Chicken & Gumbo Rice #Recipe

Cajun Chicken Gumbo


  • 2 Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 4 TBSP Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 med white or yellow onion
  • 4 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 Bag Spinach
  • 1-2 zucchinis, diced
  • 3 TBSP minced garlic (or 2 cloves)
  • 4 c chicken stock
  • 12 oz kalbeissa sausage, diced & quartered
  • 1/2 TBSP Cajun File
  • 1/2 TBSP Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1 c cooked rice


  1. Season chicken breasts with Cajun Seasoning, brown on both sides.  Dice and set aside
  2. Saute onion, celery, and zucchini until almost cooked.
  3. Add sausage, brown.
  4. Add in spinach and garlic, saute until cooked.
  5. Add chicken, broth, and additional seasoning into dish.  Simmer 20-30 minutes.

Tips & Tricks

For Shrimp:

Add in desired amount of peeled shrimp when you add the sausage.  Brown.

For Paleo:

If you’d like, cook plain cauliflower rice to go with it, though honestly it is even great without rice (don’t tell any LA natives I said that please!)  Put the cauliflower rice in the bottom of the bowl, then add the Cajun Chicken Gumbo on top.



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5 thoughts on “Cajun Chicken Gumbo

  • April 8, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    My mouth is watering!! I absolutely love Chicken gumbo but I haven’t had it in years. I’m definitely going to try your recipe. justlivejoy.com/self-care-sunday/

    • April 9, 2020 at 8:29 am

      I hope you enjoy it! We really enjoyed it!

  • April 3, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Oh I do love gumbo! I am not a southern girl at all, but cajun cooking is the bomb! I have made gumbo a few times and it always comes out great but it is a process that I am not always willing to embark upon! Pinned this for later. Thanks for linking up.


    • April 7, 2020 at 7:58 am

      Thanks for pinning! I’m with you on the time consuming stuff. About once a year or so my hubby (who is from Louisiana) will make traditional gumbo but it does take SOOO long. Best smells through the house though!

  • April 1, 2019 at 5:48 am

    Did y’all go down to Louisiana?


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