Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe

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This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage, and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Got an instant pot? Hubby loves ours and is always making various recipes. He leans on soups because he loves to eat them year-round.

This terrific instant pot chicken gumbo recipe takes a classic recipe and converts it to a simple-to-make dish in an instant pot! If you can use your instant pot (read the directions!) and chop vegetables, you can make this chicken gumbo.

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There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of instant pot chicken gumbo on a chilly night. The aromatic spices and bold flavors make the house smell so welcoming. This hearty meal is full of juicy chicken and sausage and is best when served over rice.

There are rumors that gumbo is a rendition of various French soups, more specifically the fish stew bouillabaisse. However, the invention of gumbo and its history is more strongly linked to slaves in the late 1700s who were gathered in the New Orleans area. Historical records indicate that it began when slaves would use cooked okra and mix it with rice to form a more hearty meal. Over the years, gumbo slowly got adjusted to the recipes commonly we see today.

This instant pot chicken gumbo is probably one of my favorite comfort foods. It makes chilly nights exciting rather than dreary and definitely keeps you warmed up. The main part about this recipe that I enjoy is how easy it is to make such a big batch. It works great as a main course to serve at fall get-togethers or around campfires. It’s easily adapted to fit taste preferences as well.

How Do You Make Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo?

You will want to have your Instant Pot set on the saute mode to begin your recipe. Add in the oil then follow it with the garlic which needs to saute for one minute, alone. Next, add in everything but the chicken, stock, juice, and tomatoes. Allow sauteing for about five minutes. Then, you’ll add the chicken, juice, stock, and tomatoes to the pot. Be sure to put the chicken in first then add the other ingredients on top. Set Instant Pot to the normal setting and allow to cook for 45 minutes and then naturally release. Shred the chicken, before browning up the sausage and adding it to the pot.

white bowl with blue rim filled with chicken gumbo with a spoon laying inside the bowl, cornbread in a pan with one piece removed, atop of weathered tabletop


Tips For Making Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe:

• Read the directions on your instant pot.

• Follow the directions on your instant pot!

• You can add salt and pepper to suit your taste, but it may be better to do it after you have served up the chicken gumbo. Same thing for hot sauce!

• Be sure to add the sausage to the gumbo very last. It can quickly be sucked dry of its flavor if it sits in the mixture too long while it is cooking, browning it separately gives it the best flavor.

• Serve alone or over rice. You may want to serve some cornbread or rolls, too. Mmmmm fresh homemade yeast rolls.

Common Questions About Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo

What is Gumbo Chicken?

The word gumbo refers to a hearty stew, more commonly found in Louisiana. It is common throughout the United States, but the vegetables and meat included in the mix vary from state to state. For example, closer to the water in Louisiana will include items such as shrimp and crawfish in their gumbo. Further away from the water, people will usually include chicken. In most gumbos, it’s common to have okra, onion, celery, and tomatoes, along with a strong stock.

What is the Difference Between a Gumbo and Jambalaya?

The short answer is jambalaya is made with rice in the soup-stew, gumbo does not include it in the pot.

What Can I Put in My Gumbo?

One of the great things about gumbo is that you can pretty much put whatever you want in it when it comes to vegetables. The most common ingredients are celery, okra, onion, peppers, and tomatoes. However, if you have other preferences, feel free to toss them in and try them out. There are very few vegetables that would taste bad in a gumbo since the sauce penetrates each ingredient and brings it all together. You could try spinach, eggplant, kale, green beans, peas, etc. I wouldn’t suggest vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and similar.

Do You Put Tomatoes in Gumbo?

Most people, no matter the style of gumbo (creole or cajun) will include tomatoes. If okra is used as the thickening agent, you will almost always find tomatoes in the gumbo. However, if roux is used, tomatoes are not traditionally used. It all depends on the preference and area you are getting the gumbo or the recipe for the gumbo.

A good gumbo recipe is not hard to make but it sure does taste like a lot of effort was put into it.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!


Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe Ingredients:

• 3 TBSP Oil
• 2 TBSP chopped garlic
• 1 Onion, chopped
• 4.5 oz diced Green Chilis
• 2 Bell Peppers, diced
• 2 cups Celery, chopped
• 2 cups frozen, chopped Okra
• 2 frozen, skinless Chicken Breasts
• 2 cups Chicken Stock
• 2 cups Tomato Juice
• 15 oz Stewed Tomatoes
• 2 Smoked Sausages, chopped

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Mise en Place:

• Cutting Board
• Knife
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Two Forks
• Tongs
Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!


Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe Directions:

1. Turn Instant Pot on to sautee and pour in three tablespoons of oil.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!


2. Add in two tablespoons of chopped garlic, sautee for 1 minute, add in one chopped onion, sauté 2-3 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!


3. Add in 4.5 ounces (1 can) diced green chilis, two diced bell peppers, two cups of chopped celery, and two cups of frozen, chopped okra.
4. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
5. Reset Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!


6. Add two frozen chicken breasts on top of ingredients already in Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!


7. Pour in two cups of chicken stock, two cups of tomato juice, and 15 ounces (1 can) of stewed tomatoes.
8. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
9. Natural release.

10. Use two forks to shred chicken breasts.
11. Meanwhile, brown two smoked sausage.
12. Add sausage to gumbo last (this helps retain flavor). Mix well.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!


13. Serve over rice. Add sour cream, salt, pepper, and hot sauce as desired.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!


Yield: 6 cups

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo Recipe. This easy to make instant pot chicken gumbo recipe is a flavor explosion on your tongue! Hearty, rich, with a spicy flavor, this combination of chicken, sausage and vegetables is a terrific lunch or dinner your whole family will enjoy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP Oil
  • 2 TBSP chopped garlic
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4.5 oz diced Green Chilis
  • 2 Bell Peppers, diced
  • 2 cups Celery, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen, chopped Okra
  • 2 frozen, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups Tomato Juice
  • 15 oz Stewed Tomatoes
  • 2 Smoked Sausages, chopped

Instructions

    1. Turn Instant Pot on to sautee and pour in three tablespoons of oil.
    2. Add in two tablespoons of chopped garlic, sautee for 1 minute, add in one chopped onion, sauté 2-3 minutes.
    3. Add in 4.5 ounces (1 can) diced green chilis, two diced bell peppers, two cups of chopped celery, and two cups of frozen, chopped okra.
    4. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
    5. Reset Instant Pot.
    6. Add two frozen chicken breasts on top of ingredients already in Instant Pot.
    7. Pour in two cups of chicken stock, two cups of tomato juice, and 15 ounces (1 can) of stewed tomatoes.
    8. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
    9. Natural release.
    10. Use two forks to shred chicken breasts.
    11. Meanwhile, brown two smoked sausage.
    12. Add sausage to gumbo last (this helps retain flavor). Mix well.
    13. Serve over rice. Add sour cream, salt, pepper, and hot sauce as desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 745mg Carbohydrates: 22g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 21g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

If you would like more instant pot recipes, try these:

Instant Pot Hearty Beef Barley Soup Recipe – Beef barley soup is the ultimate comfort food! This hearty beef barley soup recipe is loaded with beef and vegetables, so thick and delicious it will remind you of grandma’s recipe. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this instant pot beef barley soup is fantastic on a cold day.

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe – Easy to make, totally delicious, this instant pot cream of mushroom soup so good. The creamy goodness of this mushroom soup will have your family asking for seconds!

Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe – This yummy instant pot breakfast recipe is perfect for cooler days. If you have leftover ham, an apple, and some cheese, you are going to want to make this outstanding Apple, Ham, and Cheese Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe for breakfast today. Yum!


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15 Winter Soup Recipes

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Nothing warms you up on a cold winter day like a nice hot bowl of soup! From hearty soups to seafood, from cheesy deliciousness to soups made with leftovers, there is something for everyone on this fabulous list of winter soup recipes.

15 Winter Soup Recipes

It’s soup season! Who doesn’t love a nice, hot bowl of soup on a chilly day? My husband loves soup, and he makes some great ones. My personal favorites are the Buffalo Chicken Wing, the Philly Cheesesteak, and Stuffed Banana Pepper soups; you might have a different favorite.

Served with fresh homemade bread or perhaps some warm homemade yeast rolls or even a terrific cornbread, homemade soup is a delicious meal for lunch (or dinner!) or a great first course at dinnertime.

I have listed everything from a leftovers soup (like the turkey) to something hearty (beef barley… my grandfather’s favorite soup!) to, the BEST Buffalo chicken wing soup ever! I grew up in Buffalo (still live in the area) and there was a local restaurant (Danny’s) that made a name for itself serving their chicken wing soup. It truly is fantastic. And, hubby’s chicken wing soup is even BETTER!! If you love the great taste of Buffalo chicken wings, you are going to want to try this amazing Buffalo chicken win soup recipe. Yum!

Note: these soups are fairly easy to make. Some may have more ingredients than others, but for the most part they are easy to make soups. Most of these soups freeze well too (if you have leftovers or make a double batch). Just make certain you use freezer grade containers. Hubby buys them in giant packs, and we keep the extras down the basement. Our freezer sometimes looks like a frozen soup factory exploded in it. We freeze soup, stews, leftovers, garden vegetables, etc for later use all year long!

And now on to the 15 winter soup recipes…

15 Winter Soup Recipes

Nothing warms you up on a cold winter day like a nice hot bowl of soup! From hearty soups to seafood, from cheesy deliciousness to soups made with leftovers, there is something for everyone on this fabulous list of winter soup recipes.


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Angler’s Soup Recipe

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Also known as a fishermen’s soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.

Angler’s Soup Recipe

An angler is a person who fishes with a rod and line using a fish hook. If you are a fisherman who enjoys sports fishing, you are most likely an angler. Cod requires a heavy-duty fishing rod and line, but it is a rod and line fish.

a white bowl sitting on a white plate with blue trim, filled with angler's soup, a spoon holding up the cooked cod, and a roll to the upper right, all set upon a blue cloth


Angler’s Soup Recipe Notes:

• If you do not have cod fillets, try haddock, pollack, or grouper as a substitute.

• If you do not have fresh parsley, dried parsley will do.

• If you do not have garlic cloves, substitute minced garlic from a jar.

• You can use small white or small red potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, your choice.

• Serve with warm homemade white bread or homemade yeast rolls! Yum!!

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.


Angler’s Soup Recipe Ingredients:

• 12 slices Bacon
• 1 TBSP Butter
• 1 large Onion
• 2 Garlic Cloves
• 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley
• 1 tsp Dried Thyme
• 14.5oz Petite Diced Tomatoes (1 can)
• 32oz Chicken Stock
• 10 Small Potatoes
• 6oz Mushrooms
• 1 Red Pepper
• 2 lbs Skinless Cod Fillets
• Salt, to taste
• Black Pepper, to taste

Angler’s Soup Recipe Mise en Place:

Frying pan
• Knife
Cutting Board
• Soup Pot
Measuring Cup
• Measuring Spoons
• Large Spoon

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.


Angler’s Soup Recipe Directions:

1. Fry 12 slices of bacon in a large pan over medium heat until lightly browned, but not crisp. Drain on paper towel.

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.


2. Chop bacon, set aside.
3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large soup pot.

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.


4. Chop and then sauté one large onion in the melted butter until soft.
5. Add 2 cloves of chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, and 2 teaspoons of fresh, chopped parsley to the onion mixture. Cook and stir
for one minute.
6. Add one can (14.5 ounces) of petite diced tomatoes and 32 ounces of chicken stock and bring to boil.
7. Reduce heat to simmer.
8. Chop 10 small potatoes; add them to the tomato mixture in the soup pot.
9. Chop 6 ounces of mushroom, and then add them to the tomato mixture in the soup pot.
10. Chop one red bell pepper, and then add it to the tomato mixture in the soup pot.

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.


11. Cover and simmer until potatoes are fork tender.
12. Cut 2 pounds of skinless cod fillets into large pieces.
13. Add cod and bacon to the soup pot.
14. Simmer uncovered until fish is cooked, approximately 5-10 minutes.

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.


15. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.


16. Garnish with fresh parsley and scallions if desired, when serving.

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.


Yield: 5 servings

Angler's Soup Recipe

Angler's Soup Recipe

Angler's Soup Recipe. Also known as a fishermen's soup, this tasty angler’s soup recipe is a perfect meal on a chilly day. Serve before your meal, or as your lunch or dinner with bread or rolls. This delicious soup is one your whole family will enjoy.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 slices Bacon
  • 1 TBSP Butter
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 14.5oz Petite Diced Tomatoes (1 can)
  • 32oz Chicken Stock
  • 10 Small Potatoes
  • 6oz Mushrooms
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 2 lbs Skinless Cod Fillets
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. Fry 12 slices of bacon in a large pan over medium heat until lightly browned, but not crisp. Drain on paper towel.
    2. Chop bacon, set aside.
    3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large soup pot.
    4. Chop and then sauté one large onion in the melted butter until soft.
    5. Add 2 cloves of chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, and 2 teaspoons of fresh, chopped parsley to the onion mixture. Cook and
    stir for one minute.
    6. Add one can (14.5 ounces) of petite diced tomatoes and 32 ounces of chicken stock and bring to boil.
    7. Reduce heat to simmer.
    8. Chop 10 small potatoes; add them to the tomato mixture in the soup pot.
    9. Chop 6 ounces of mushroom, and then add them to the tomato mixture in the soup pot.
    10. Chop one red bell pepper, and then add it to the tomato mixture in the soup pot.
    11. Cover and simmer until potatoes are fork tender.
    12. Cut 2 pounds of skinless cod fillets into large pieces.
    13. Add cod and bacon to the soup pot.
    14. Simmer uncovered until fish is cooked, approximately 5-10 minutes.
    15. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    16. Garnish with fresh parsley and scallions if desired, when serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 711 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 139mg Sodium: 1141mg Carbohydrates: 76g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 65g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

Like soup? You’ll love these delicious soup recipes:

Stuffed Banana Pepper Soup Recipe – This stuffed banana pepper soup recipe is simply fabulous. Spring, summer, winter or fall, this delicious soup makes for a great lunch or dinner, or a great soup course. Slightly spicy, slightly cream, totally flavorful stuffed banana soup recipe is one your whole family will enjoy.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup Recipe – Spicy, zesty and totally delicious, enjoy the great taste of Buffalo-style wings without the mess with this delicious Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup Recipe.

Instant Pot Hearty Beef Barley Soup Recipe – Beef barley soup is the ultimate comfort food! This hearty beef barley soup recipe is loaded with beef and vegetables, so thick and delicious it will remind you of grandma’s recipe. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this instant pot beef barley soup is fantastic on a cold day.


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