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                   CLASSIC CHICKEN GUMBO FROM TONY BURKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cajun
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       tb           Vegetable shortening
    2       tb           Flour,all-purpose
    2                    Onions,finely chopped
    1                    Green bell pepper,fine chop
    5       c            Warm chicken broth
    8                    Tomatoes,peeled/chopped
      1/2   lb           Okra,cut into 1/4 pieces
      1/2   c            Uncooked rice
    2                    Ribs celery,chopped
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           Pepper
      1/4   ts           Thyme
    1                    Bay leaf
    1                    Broiler-fryer chicken,cooked
 
   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.
  
 
 
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