Smoked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
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Smoked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Smoked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is a great reason to fire up your pellet grill or smoker and make some delicious cajun food! Summer has finally arrived and it's time to enjoy all of the flavors!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 420kcal
Author Jennifer Draper

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 dash salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 large orange or yellow pepper
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound andouille sausage
  • 4 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Preheat smoker/pellet grill to 400 degrees
  • Brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and place on heated grill
  • In a large grill safe dutch oven, add flour and butter
  • Close and let chicken cook for about 5 minutes until seared on one side, then flip and cook on other side for about 5 more minutes
  • Stir butter/flour and let continue to smoke and form a paste
  • Remove chicken from grill and cover with foil
  • Reduce heat on grill to 350 degrees and let flour/butter smoke for about 10 more minutes, stirring every 5 minutes
  • Peel and finely chop carrot, celery, onion and pepper and add to pan and let cook for about 5 more minutes while continuing to stir
  • Slowly (very slowly so as not to create lumps) add in broth while stirring constantly
  • Stir in seasoning blend
  • Slice sausage and add to pan along with returning the chicken
  • Cover the pan and close the lid and let it continue to cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until chicken is fully cooked and shreds easily
  • Shred chicken and serve gumbo with cooked rice or as desired. Garnished with parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 858mg | Potassium: 466mg | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 29.6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.7mg