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Classic Chicken Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Glenda Kirsch
Added: Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 Tb vegetable shortening
2 Tb flour, all-purpose
2 onions, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, fine chop
5 c warm chicken broth
8 tomatoes, peeled/chopped
1/2 lb okra, cut into 1/4 pieces
1/2 c uncooked rice
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
1 broiler-fryer chicken, cooked

Directions:
Directions:

In large Dutch oven, melt shortening over low heat; add flour and cook, stirring, until brown, about 10 minutes (do not hurry; if flour burns, roux is ruined). Add onions and bell pepper; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Slowly add warm broth; stir until broth reaches a boil. Add tomatoes, okra, rice, celery, salt, pepper,
thyme and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Add chicken; when mixture boils again, reduce heat to low, cover and cook about 20 minutes. Stir and cook, covered, 20 minutes longer.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6

 

 

 

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