Any day can be Mardi Gras with Chicken Gumbo

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday

Celebrate lunch or dinner a la Mardi Gras style.

Slip in a jazzy CD, get some colorful beads (Dollar Store is great for picking up stuff like this) and transport your family and friends to New Orleans with this hearty, delicious, easy to make chicken gumbo.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cups sweet (or spicy) sausages, sliced about one inch thick

1 can diced tomatoes

3 cups chicken broth

5 cups water

1 cup raw or frozen okra, sliced

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup sweet red pepper

1 1/2 cups of white (or brown) rice, uncooked

2 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp. celery salt

salt and black pepper to taste



Brown the chicken breasts on both sides remove from heat and cut into bite sized pieces.

Set aside.

Brown the sausage.

Set aside.

In a crock pot add: everything EXCEPT the okra and rice. Okra and rice will be added later.

Cook on low for six hours.

At the end of five hours, add the rice and okra and let cook for one hour on low.

Stir and serve immediately.




4 thoughts on “Any day can be Mardi Gras with Chicken Gumbo

  1. Thanks for the recipe! Now that fall will be coming before.too long, will be looking to grab those recipe’s again. Looks yummy, and best of all easy! Your right, we should be celebrating Mardi Gras anytime we want….wonder where I put those beads? LOL

  2. Ooooohhhh… this sounds so good. It’s rainy and cool here this week. I think I’ll make this before it becomes sweltering again. I’ll cook it with the okra, but I’ll have to eat around that part. I LOVE okra but only fried ;).

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