Rating: 4.5 stars 4.6
341 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 245
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

Sausage makes this very spicy. Can be prepared two days ahead.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs 10 mins
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and chicken in large pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is tender, about 1 hour. Using tongs, transfer chicken to strainer and cool, saving cooking liquid. Remove meat from bones in pieces.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy skillet over medium heat. Add okra and cook until no longer sticky, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes; set aside.

  • Stir flour and remaining 1/2 cup oil in heavy large Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until deep golden brown, stirring frequently, about 6 minutes. Add 4 cups reserved chicken cooking broth, okra, andouille sausage, tomatoes with their juices, bell pepper, celery, garlic, bay leaf, salt, thyme, basil, cayenne, and pepper. Cover partially and simmer until thickened, about 1 1/2 hours.

  • Spoon off any fat from surface of gumbo. Add chicken and file powder to gumbo and simmer gently 15 minutes. (If preparing ahead, cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before serving.) Mound rice in shallow bowls if desired. Ladle gumbo over and serve.

Nutrition Facts

782 calories; protein 39.7g; carbohydrates 18.5g; fat 60.8g; cholesterol 157.2mg; sodium 1419mg. Full Nutrition
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