Friday, March 19, 2010

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Dean and I went to the dinner theater in Loveland and the menu was fantastic.  Everything we ate was so good.  So, I decided to duplicate something I had that evening.  I created my own recipe and was pleasantly surprised.  Both Dean and I enjoyed the flavor and all of the ingredients in it.  My favorite part was the kale - yum!  

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
1 roasted chicken, cut into chunks
1 lb. andouille sausage, cut into 1/2" chunks
1 bunch kale, washed, stems removed, torn into bite-size pieces
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 small red onion
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans diced tomatoes
4 c. chicken stock
2 t. creole seasoning
1 t. dried thyme
sea salt and pepper to taste
3 T. bacon fat

Heat bacon fat in large pot over medium high heat.  Brown sausage.  Remove sausage.  Add garlic, onion, bell pepper to pot.  Cook about 2 minutes or onion and pepper are soft.  Add carrots, tomatoes, broth, seasoning.  Bring to boil.  Add chicken and sausage.  Bring to boil.  Turn heat down to low/medium low and simmer up to 1 hour.  Add kale and cook for 5 minutes.  Enjoy!


  1. Way to go on making your recipe! Very impressive! I am going to copy this down and try it sometime...yum! By the way, what show did you see at the theater?

  2. We saw Clue. It was fun! We got to try and guess everything (killer, weapon, room). I really enjoyed this dinner theater.