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Classic Chicken Gumbo

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Classic Chicken Gumbo
This chicken gumbo recipe, from DocDonald. is a classic gumbo made with a roux, okra, and chicken.


  • 2 tbsp Vegetable shortening
  • 2 tbsp Flour,all-purpose
  • 2 Onions,finely chopped
  • 1 Green bell pepper,fine chop
  • 5 cups Warm chicken broth
  • 8 Tomatoes,peeled/chopped
  • 1/2 lb Okra,cut into 1/4" pieces
  • 1 1/2 tbsp File' powder
  • 1/2 cup 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


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, file' gumbo, 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.
Serves 6.
Shared by DocDonald

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 5 out of 5
La-La-Loving it, Member kedime

it was right on point, I made it right before rushing out the door for work. When the family made it in I received calls from each one of them on how it was AWESOME !!!! They let me know it was very similar to Aunt Gean's (the taste I was going from). I used shrimp and sausage instead of the chicken but this will be added to THE MOTTO.

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