Chicken Gumbo

Posted by bettyboop at 1/3/2002 6:23 am

I’ve had this recipe for quite a while and have made it constantly. My hubby doesn’t like okra, but in this dish, he eats it and enjoys it very much.

2 whole, boned chicken breasts (cut into 1/2-inch strips)
6 strips bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 cups chicken broth
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup corn kernels, preferably cut from the cob
1 1/2 cup okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalk celery, chopped
1/3 cup uncooked rice
5 cups water
Seasonings: hot pepper sauce, black pepper,
    Cajun spices, and parsley

In a large pot, fry the bacon, remove the bacon and set aside.

Add the oil to the bacon drippings in the pot.

Dredge the chicken in flour and brown on all sides. (You may have to do this in several batches).

Pour the chicken broth over browned chicken and bring to a boil. Add all
remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Taste and season before serving.

NOTE: The bacon can be added to the soup if you like.

Serves 8

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