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Game Day Gumbo

Tailgating at Friday night high school games brings our children and friends together to share great food. Gumbo is a southern standard that definitely feeds our hungry crowd. —Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (3-3/4 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (13-1/2 ounces) smoked beef sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) jambalaya mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) dirty rice mix

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned. Remove from pan.
  • In same pan, brown sausage over medium heat; remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Heat remaining butter in same pan over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and pepper; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in flour until blended; gradually stir in stock, water, tomatoes and rice mixes. Return chicken and sausage to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 433 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1385mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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