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This recipe for Grandma's Chicken Gumbo, by Frances Harper, is from Harper Family Traditions,
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4lb. chicken or chicken breasts 2 tbsp/ vegetable or olive oil 2 tbsp. roux 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp, cayenne pepper 1 small white onion chopped 1/2 cup celery finely chopped 1/2 bell pepper chopped 1 cup diced stewed tomatoes 1 cup okra (fresh or frozen) 1/2 tsp. of gumbo file can be substituted for the okra
Remove skin and fat, cut-up chicken Saute chicken in oil until juices run clear Add roux and all remaining ingredients Stir well Add water to cover chicken and vegetables Simmer for 1 hour
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