Classic Chicken Gumbo Recipe

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Classic Chicken Gumbo Recipe
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1. In large Dutch oven, melt shortening over low heat; add flour and cook, stirring, until brown, about 10 minutes (do not hurry; if flour burns, roux is ruined).
2. Add onions and bell pepper; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Slowly add warm broth; stir until broth reaches a boil.
4. Add tomatoes, okra, rice, celery, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaf; bring to a boil.
5. Add chicken; when mixture boils again, reduce heat to low, cover and cook about 20 minutes.
6. Stir and cook, covered, 20 minutes longer.


  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup Uncooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons Flour -- all-purpose
  • 2 Ribs celery -- chopped
  • 2 Onions -- finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Green bell pepper -- fine chop
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 5 cups Warm chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon Thyme
  • 8 Tomatoes -- peeled/chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 pound Okra -- cut into 1/4" pieces
  • 1 Broiler-fryer chicken -- cooked

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