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Chicken Gumbo Recipe

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This recipe for Chicken Gumbo, by , is from The English Family Recipe Treasury, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Tuesday, November 6, 2007


1 c dark roux
6 chicken breasts cut into 1 in cubes
1 lg onion
1 med bell pepper
2 carrots
3 stalks celery
2 cloves garlic
2 bags frozen okra sliced
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
8 cans chicken broth
1/2 t garlic salt
1/2 t celery salt
1/2 t beau monde
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t salt
5 pkgs goya ham seasoning

Chop onion, bell pepper, carrots and celery finely, Mince garlic and cook vegetable mixture in 1/2 c chicken broth until crisp tender. Reserve 1 c of broth for steaming chicken and add the remainder of broth to vegetable mixture and bring to boil then add seasonings. Add 3 pkgs Goya. Add Roux to boiling mixture a tablespoon at a time to mix well. Add okra and simmer until almost done. Taste broth and add more Goya as needed. Season chicken with salt & pepper and steam in 1/2 c chicken broth until tender. Add cooked chicken with broth to pot and cook until okra is done. Correct seasoning and serve over rice.




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