Recipe | Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe | MontgomeryFestWhen I mention the word Louisiana, eight times out of ten, the next words I hear are New Orleans and, if they're feeling confident, cajun will follow somewhere near. Now, whether this makes sense or not, it always gives me a quiet chuckle.Major cultural lesson coming at you maintenant (right now): Yes, New Orleans is in the state of Louisiana. Yes, it does have amazing cuisine. This cuisine is known as Creole. It is typically a tomato-based cuisine. They serve gumbos and étouffées and many other dishes that, if I said the word Cajun, your mind would conjure up. That's because, about two hours northwest from New Orleans resides Acadiana. This is where the cajuns live. The Acadians came down from Nova Scotia, and I'll stop there. (small shout to my Canadian friends!) Acadiana is the Cajun region, which, crazily enough, is where cajun food comes from. I mean, we're not that far from NOLA, so it's not peculiar that we'd have the same types of food, but the two are very proud of their own distinct flavorings.Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe | MontgomeryFestCajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe | MontgomeryFestI'm going to be completely biased because I grew up in Acadiana and say that Cajun is where it's at, y'all. When we moved to Brussels, the food struggle was real. We craved the comfort food that we knew, particularly in the forever-long, frigid winter months. My mom would send care packages, but boxed gumbo can only fill so many cravings. So, my yankee husband took to the kitchen and learned how to make the dish and it was oh so wonderful. Just like him. hehGumbo is one of those hodge podge dishes that can be made with almost anything you like. My personal favorite is chicken and sausage, but seafood with shrimp and crab is next in line. And leftovers only get better. Bon app![yumprint-recipe id='4']