- 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
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.
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