Gumbo is a favorite comfort food down in the South. There are lots of different kinds of gumbo out there – this version is a Cajun-inspired gumbo that is filled with chicken and sausage and yummy veggies and spices. Once it’s done, you can serve it as is, or over good-for-you cauliflower or shirataki rice. Full of flavor, this easy grain-free and gluten-free recipe is a crowd pleaser that’s ready in just 30 minutes, and is low carb, Paleo, Keto, cleanketo, and Whole30 friendly. Try it today!

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: cleanketo, keto, low carb, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 507kcal


  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • ½ tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 Tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ lb andouille sausage sliced
  • tsp cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • tsp cayenne pepper - add more if you like more heat!
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth


  • Heat a large stockpot over medium heat for 1 minute, then add oil.
  • Add onion, celery, bell pepper, bay leaf, garlic, salt, and ground black pepper; cook, stirring, until celery is soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk in coconut flour and cook for additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly, to gently brown the flour.
  • Add the sausage to the pot along with Cajun seasoning, dried thyme, and cayenne.
  • Stir to combine, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken broth, and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 8 minutes.
  • Add chicken and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more.
  • Serve as is or over cauliflower or shirataki rice.


Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg