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Chicken-Okra Gumbo

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Thanks to Doc Donald for sharing this gumbo recipe


  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 qt Okra; sliced thin
  • 1 4 to 5 lb chicken; cut into pieces, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp File' gumbo
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 c Onion; chopped
  • 1/2 c Celery; chopped
  • 1 Bell pepper; chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic; minced
  • 2 lg Tomatoes; chopped or 1 (15 oz) can tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 qt Chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 lb Smoked sausage; cut into 1-inch pieces


Heat water in a deep skillet. Add okra. Cover and cook slowly 30-40 minutes until okra is tender.

In Dutch oven sear seasoned chicken in 3 tablespoons oil until brown. Remove chicken and set aside.

In the same Dutch oven in the remaining oil add flour, stirring constantly until a brown roux forms.

Add onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic. Cook over low heat until onions are softened and transparent. Add the tomatoes. Cook until well blended.

Add file', okra, chicken, water or stock, salt, red and black pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until chicken is tender. More water may need to be added. If desired, add sausage to gumbo during the last 30 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.
Serves 8.
Shared by DocDonald

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false information, Member bettyboophunt

i believe your recipe is missing a step in the directions. how can you cook okra in hot OIL for 30-40 min. Please read and edit recipe. thanks BB

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