*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Classic Chicken Gumbo
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Creole                           Soups
                 Gumbos
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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       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 ts 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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