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Princess Tiana’s Famous Gumbo Recipe

Created with a dark roux, vegetables, chicken, shrimp, and sausage, Princess Tiana's Gumbo is authentic and absolutely delicious. This New Orleans-style recipe is best served over white rice with a chilled drink on the side.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 423 kcal


  • 2/3 Cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Small Green Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 3 Stalks of Celery, Diced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 5-6 Cups Low-Sodium Chicken Stock
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 12 oz. Smoked Andouille Sausage, Sliced
  • 4 Cooked Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into 1/2 inch
  • 1 lb. Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp Tabasco


  • Place the Andouille sausage slices in a skillet and heat it over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the sausage slices for 2-3 minutes per side until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the oil to a large heavy bottom pot set over medium-low heat. Add the flour and start stirring constantly. Keep cooking and stirring for about 30-45 minutes until the roux has a deep dark color. Make sure you don’t burn your roux as that will ruin the taste of the Gumbo.
  • Next, stir in the green bell peppers, onion, celery, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Mix in 5 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Add the bay leaves and stir well to combine.
  • Let the Gumbo come to a boil and cook it for 5-7 minutes. Remove any foam that floats to the top.
  • Add the chicken, andouille sausage, and shrimp. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are tender. If the Gumbo seems too thick, add the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth.
  • Serve over white rice and enjoy!


Calories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 42gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 984mgPotassium: 780mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 83IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 3mg
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