Monday, April 13, 2009

Easy Chicken Gumbo

Easy Chicken Gumbo
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts - cubed
1 cup potatoes (1/2 lb) - cubed
1 cup onions - chopped
1 cup carrots - coarsely chopped
1/4 cup celery - chopped
4 cloves garlic - minced
2 scallions - chopped
1 whole bay leaf
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons jalapeno pepper
1 cup frozen okra - thawed and drained

Add oil to a large dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until flour begins to turn a golden brown. This is your roux. DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED OR THE ROUX WILL BURN VERY QUICKLY!!!

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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Lori said...

Mmmm, now THAT looks like a good recipe! :)

Jenny said...

that looks good. *writes it down* ima try it.