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Chicken Gumbo

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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Chicken Gumbo

This easy-to-make main dish helps to increase the amount of vegetables you eat and can be made all in one pot.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size¾ cup
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol51 mg
Sodium81 mg

Servings and Times


Ingredients and Preparation

Vegetable oil1 teaspoon
Flour¼ cup
Low-sodium chicken broth3 cups  
Chicken breast, skinless and boneless, cut into 1 inch strips1 ½ lbs  
White potatoes, cubed1 cup (½ lb)
Onions, chopped1 cup
Carrots , coarsely chopped1 cup (½ lb)
Celery, chopped¼ cup
Medium carrot, grated½
Garlic, finely minced4 cloves
Scallion, chopped2 stalks
Bay leaf1 whole
Thyme½ teaspoon
Black pepper, ground½ teaspoon
Hot (or jalapeño) pepper2 teaspoons
Okra, sliced into 1 ½ inch pieces1 cup (½ pound)
  1. Directions
  2. Add oil to a large pot.
  3. Heat pot over medium flame.
  4. Stir in flour.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, until flour begins to turn golden brown.
  6. Slowly stir in all the broth using a wire whisk and cook for 2 minutes. The mixture should not be lumpy.
  7. Add all ingredients except okra. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Add okra and let cook for 15 to 20 more minutes.
  9. Remove bay leaf.
  10. Serve hot in a bowl or over rice.

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