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    Chicken Gumbo

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    runningchef's Note:

    This is my mom's recipe, which she sent to me while I was far from home on a Supar Bowl Sunday and craving a good meal to remind me of great family moments during Super Bowls past. I've had it over rice and couscous, and rice is better, but couscous is good, too.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      To make dry roux, heat a large (heavy) pan over med/high heat. Add the flour and stir constantly from the middle out until flour is the color of cinnamon (~30 min).
    2. 2
      Take the roux out of the skillet and set aside in a bowl.
    3. 3
      Bring water or broth to a boil and simmer over med/high heat.
    4. 4
      In a large, heavy skillet heat oil until hot but not smoking. Brown chicken until golden (~3 min on each side).
    5. 5
      Drain meat on paper towels and add to simmering water or broth.
    6. 6
      Drain all but 3 tbspns. oil from pan and add onions, garlic, peppers, celery, and file powder. Cook over med. heat until onions are soft (~10 min). (The file will become ropy at first, but will liquefy as it cooks.).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 12, 2008


      Very delicious. Only addition to recipe was okra. I can't make gumbo or jamblaya w/o okra! Glad I had some frozen. Cut down the recipe to 6 servings and had enough to freeze for later! Thnx for posting such a tasty recipe, runningchef. Made for Fall 2008 PAC.

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    • on March 10, 2008


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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Gumbo

    Serving Size: 1 (381 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 230.1
    Calories from Fat 116
    Total Fat 12.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 43.9 mg
    Sodium 364.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 16.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    file powder

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