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Chicken and prawn gumbo

  • 3.25 Star
  • Timer Prep 25 min
    Cook 150 min
  • Chart 637.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Medium


Dice the onions. Dice the green pepper. Dice the celery sticks. Mince the garlic cloves. Skin and de-bone and cut into chunks the chicken thighs. Peel the King prawns. Chop the flat leaf parsley. Chop the fresh thyme.


  1. 1 Combine all the spice mix ingredients together.
  2. 2 Prepare the sauce base. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low to medium heat, before adding the flour.
  3. 3 Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly – it should have a deep, nutty brown colour by the end of this process. This is your ‘roux’.
  4. 4 Add the onion, pepper, celery, garlic and the spice mix to the roux.
  5. 5 Cook altogether over a moderate heat for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables soften, stirring regularly.
  6. 6 Add the chicken stock and water, combine well and bring the mix to the boil.
  7. 7 Reduce the heat, and leave to simmer for 1 hour 30 mins, skimming the surface as needed.
  8. 8 When the gumbo sauce is almost ready, in a separate, large saucepan or pot, heat up 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and fry the chicken thighs until well caramelised/browned.
  9. 9 Add the gumbo sauce to the pot with the chicken, and bring the whole mix to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a further 10-15 mins, then add the prawns.
  10. 10 Give the whole mix a gentle stir through, then remove from the heat. Stir in the chopped parsley last.
  11. 11 Serve hot.

4 Reviews

  • Really Yummy Dish!

    Really nice dish. I cooked it with rice but you could really have it with whatever takes your fancy. The only downside is that it takes quite a while too cook. However very tasty, little bit of heat and very filling.

  • Ag

    I think the measurements are wrong in this recipe

  • G

    Takes a long time to cook but the wait was rewarding. Kids loved it which was also a bonus.

  • Katie

    Simple to make despite the length, although can leave to simmer while doing other things. Lost the prawns in it a bit could have got away without adding the extra water,

  • Average per serving
  • Calories 637.0kCal
  • Fat30.6g
  • Saturated15.8g
  • Salt6.84g
  • Carbohydrates29.4
  • Sugar7.6g
  • Protein61.4g
  • Fibre5.7g