Good Ol' Gumbo Recipe

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  1. You'll need a large cooking pot and 1 frying pan (iron skillets always work best for this).
  2. Cut up chicken into cubes and start boiling it in the large cooking pot. Let chicken cook until step # 13. May need to keep adding water as it boils down.
  3. Dice onions, bell pepper, and celery then set aside (a.k.a. the ‘trinity’).
  4. Heat the 1/2 cup cooking oil in pan then add okra and cook for 15-18 minutes (browned a little bit) then set the okra aside.
  5. Put the 3 tablespoons of butter in the 2nd large cooking pot, heat it up and start sautéing the onions, bell pepper, and celery (trinity) for 10 minutes. You’ll want to burn it a bit to help add flavor to the gumbo.
  6. Add the large can of tomatoes along with it’s juices and smash up the tomatoes as you stir.
  7. Add the 2 cups of chicken stock, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tspn. oregano, 1/2 tspn. Garlic powder, and okra, excluding the okra oil.
  8. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  9. *While that’s cooking make your roux:.
  10. In frying pan heat 3 tablespoons oil up on med high.
  11. Add 3 tablespoons of flour, and brown till you get a dark chocolate color , stirring constantly (this is the stinky part of making gumbo, but necessary).
  12. Once brown, add the 1 1/2 cup of chicken stock to make a gravy. Stir out all the lumps with whisk and set aside.
  13. After the 30 minutes cooking time is up, add the roux and meat(s) to the pot.
  14. Add salt and pepper (and Tony Chachere’s Seasoning & Louisiana Hot Sauce).
  15. Cover again and cook for additional 30 minutes.
  16. Serve over rice or eat as a soup.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 260.06 Kcal (1089 kJ)
Calories from fat 217.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.22g 37%
Cholesterol 12.8mg 4%
Sodium 443.98mg 18%
Potassium 216.04mg 5%
Total Carbs 9.25g 3%
Sugars 3.07g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.38g 6%
Protein 2.32g 5%
Vitamin C 17.8mg 30%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 6.9mg 38%
Calcium 36.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 187.74 Kcal (786 kJ)
Calories from fat 157.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.48g 37%
Cholesterol 9.24mg 4%
Sodium 320.52mg 18%
Potassium 155.97mg 5%
Total Carbs 6.68g 3%
Sugars 2.21g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.99g 6%
Protein 1.67g 5%
Vitamin C 12.8mg 30%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 14%
Iron 5mg 38%
Calcium 26.6mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.9
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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