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Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo

The perfect dish for a Mardi Gras party or feeding a crowd!

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Per Serving: 240 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 28 g protein, 19 g carbohydrates, 3.5 g fiber, 102 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium
Yield: Serves 6


This recipe can easily be doubled and the fact that it tastes even better the next day makes it the perfect make-ahead party dish. Cajun seasoning mixtures vary in heat levels. This was made with McCormick Cajun seasoning and is pleasantly, but not overpoweringly, spicy. - Terry


  1. Heat 1 tsp. of the oil in a 4 ½-quart nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate.

  2. Add remaining 1 tsp. oil to saucepan. Add onion, peppers, and celery and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add sausage to saucepan; cook over medium –high heat, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly 2 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and remaining 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning and bring to a boil, scraping bottom of pan.

  5. Add rice, and okra; simmer 7 minutes.

  6. Stir in shrimp, and chicken and cook until rice is tender and shrimp are cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Recipe and photo created by Terry Grieco Kenny for