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Creole Chicken Gumbo Soup

creole chicken gumbo soup Entree
Creole Chicken Gumbo Soup
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 6

A hearty dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy this delicious chicken gumbo soup that’s perfect for Creole cuisine. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
garlic clove, minced
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1
cup water
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
1
(14.5-oz.) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained, cut up
1
(10-oz.) pkg. frozen cut okra
1 1/2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1/4
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
bay leaf
4
to 8 drops hot pepper sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    In large nonstick saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic and flour; cook and stir until flour is light golden brown.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes. Uncover; cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until okra is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf.

Expert Tips

  • Gumbo, a peppery chicken or meat stew, is a mainstay of Creole cooking. The traditional preparation is thickened with okra of filé powder and thickened further and flavored with a browned flour mixture called roux.
  • Bay leaf, the dried leaf of the bay laurel tree native to the Mediterranean, adds pungent flavor to soups, stews, dried bean dishes and more. Along with parsley and thyme, bay leaf is a component of the classic French seasoning blend known as bouquet garni. Because the edges are sharp, bay leaf should be removed before the soup is served.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Gumbo is incredibly popular in the state of Louisiana—it is the state’s official dish, after all! Gumbo is usually characterized as a soup or stew that features a few key ingredients: okra, a protein like meat or shellfish, vegetables, and a roux. Some people confuse gumbo with jambalaya, but they’re not the same! Jambalaya is often compared to Spanish paella. It’s primarily a rice dish that’s made with different meats and/or shellfish and vegetables, but unlike gumbo, it’s not made with okra and is not stew-like. Now that you know the gumbo basics, it’s time to try this delicious chicken gumbo recipe. And once you’ve tried that, check out all of our other yummy chicken soup recipes, and our favorite ways to dress them up.

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