Low Carb Chicken and Sausage Filé Gumbo – Big Easy Creole One Pot Recipe

Welcome all! Papa G here Today I present my low carbohydrate chicken and sausage filé gumbo recipe

A classic New Orleans Creole dish packed with flavor and spice Also, as a bonus, you'll only have one pot to clean Let's get started Before we begin I want to show you some of the ingredients I'll be using that you may or may not be familiar with First, the Creole or Cajun seasoning we'll be using is Tony Chachere's standard Creole seasoning

This is used like salt and pepper down in the Bayou It adds a great flavor with only just a bit of heat Next on the list is filé powder Basically this is ground sassafras leaves We'll be using this instead of okra to help flavor and thicken our stock

Last but not least – xanthan gum A lot of over the counter foods like yogurts and salad dressings, among others, contain xantham gum It's mainly used as a thickening agent and will help thicken our stock in the absence of a high carb roux Now with that out of the way, we'll start our recipe We'll begin by finely chopping one medium bell pepper; about six to eight stalks of celery; and one medium onion

The sausage I'll be using is a local andouille sausage You can use any sausage you like just make sure for this recipe it's fully cooked I prefer quartering the sausage into bite sized pieces for my gumbo, but slicing it into bigger pieces works fine too It's up to you how big you want your sausage pieces We'll be using about 16 to 20 ounces of cooked chicken

You can cook the chicken yourself if you like, but like always, I like taking the easy way out and preferred buying a precooked rotisserie chicken for my local grocer Not only is this easier, but I think it adds a bit more flavor without all the work Add the cut sausage to a dry pot on medium-high heat Fry for about three to six minutes to render out some of the fat Once the sausage begins to caramelize, remove the sausage from the pot; leaving as much of the drippings the pot as possible

Add eight tablespoons of unsalted butter to the pot still on medium-high heat, and give that a stir to allow the butter to kind of deglaze the pot Now add the bell pepper, onion and celery and fry for about two to three minutes Once our vegetables have softened just a bit, add about two tablespoons of the filé powder; a couple of bay leaves; some Creole or Cajun seasoning; about a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce; a generous amount of salt; will spice it up a bit with some cayenne pepper; a little onion powder; some garlic powder; and we'll finish with a bit of xanthan gum Give that a mix and fry for about three to five minutes to allow all the flavors to come together Add the sausage back to the pot

Be sure to include all the drippings if there are any Now add the shredded chicken Give a good mix and continue cooking for about a minute or two Finish off by adding eight cups of chicken stock Mix well and raise the temperature to high and let come to a small boil

When it begins to boil, cover and reduce the heat to low and let cook for about 45 minutes Now remove the cover and give a good stir Raise the temperature just a bit and cook on medium low for another 45 minutes to an hour; stirring occasionally Serve with some steamed riced cauliflower or just enjoy it on its own There you have it folks my low-carb chicken and sausage filé gumbo

A great low carbohydrate dish packed with flavor and spice I hope you enjoyed this video If you did, please like and consider subscribing I'll have something new every week Thanks for watching and I'll see you next time!

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