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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chicken Gumbo

The okra is in great abundance right now in my in-laws garden. Funny thing is... my husband is the only one that will eat it in our family. I love to cook with fresh ingredients though, so I make many dishes with the odd little green vegetable.
Chicken Gumbo

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 med bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh okra
1 tsp cajun seasoning
1 lb chicken breast or thigh meat
Salt and Pepper

Directions:
Heat oil in a large sauce pan over med-high heat until hot. Wisk in flour and stir constantly for five minutes until mixture turns medium brown. Stir in onions, celery and bell pepper, cook five more minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink. Next add garlic; cook for 30 seconds, then add tomatoes, broth, okra and seasoning and mix well.
Reduce heat to low, partially cover and cook for 30 more minutes.

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