Chicken Gumbo
En Español (Spanish Version)

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 cupCalories165Total Fat4 gSaturated Fat1 gCholesterol51 mgSodium81 mg
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresVegetable oil1 teaspoonFlour¼ cupLow-sodium chicken broth3 cups  Chicken breast, skinless and boneless, cut into 1 inch strips1 ½ lbs  White potatoes, cubed1 cup (½ lb)Onions, chopped1 cupCarrots , coarsely chopped1 cup (½ lb)Celery, chopped¼ cupMedium carrot, grated½Garlic, finely minced4 clovesScallion, chopped2 stalksBay leaf1 wholeThyme½ teaspoonBlack pepper, ground½ teaspoonHot (or jalapeño) pepper, chopped2 teaspoonsOkra, sliced into 1 ½ inch pieces1 cup (½ pound)
  • Directions
  • Add oil to a large pot.
  • Heat pot over medium flame.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until flour begins to turn golden brown.
  • Slowly stir in all the broth using a wire whisk and cook for 2 minutes. The mixture should not be lumpy.
  • Add all ingredients except okra. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Add okra and let cook for 15 to 20 more minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Serve hot in a bowl or over rice.

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