[devMode] Ms. Lucy's Chicken Gumbo | Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Main Menu
CLOSE close
passport_logo SHOP LPB (0)

Ms. Lucy’s Classic Cajun Culture & Cooking:Ms. Lucy's Chicken Gumbo

Ms. Lucy's Chicken Gumbo


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oil
  • hen or fryer, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 gallon water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 pound sausage - optional
  • 1/4 cup onion tops


Make a dark roux with flour and oil. Add water slowly and allow to boil on medium high. Add hen or fryer and season to taste. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery and continue to boil until meat is tender. If a large hen is used, boil at least 2 hours. If a fryer is used, boil only 1 hour. If you are using sliced smoked sausage, you have to add the sausage to the pot when you add the meat. This does add a special flavor to the gumbo. Finally, add the chopped green onions and boil for 10 more minutes. Serve in a bowl over rice. Serves 4-6.

Ms. Lucy's Chicken GumboMs. Lucy's Chicken Gumbo