15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Spicy okra gumbo like grandma's made with bacon and chicken. Lots of okra and fresh cayenne peppers make this dish special.

jason
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place bacon in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook until evenly browned, then add onion, chicken cubes and okra. Cook, stirring, until chicken is tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Stir in cayenne peppers, tomatoes, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Add rice and water, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; 3.7 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 376 mg sodium. 24.5 g carbohydrates; 14.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
I ALMOST followed the directions......I think that water has no flavor so I used chicken broth instead of the plain water. This soup freezes well and makes enough to share with a neighbor. Really tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2005
The texture was too mushy and I the taste wasn't to my liking...I won't cook this again. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
I ALMOST followed the directions......I think that water has no flavor so I used chicken broth instead of the plain water. This soup freezes well and makes enough to share with a neighbor. Really tasty! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2004
I didn't have any fresh cayenne peppers so I just added cayenne pepper the spice. Looking at this recipe it didn't have any other spices but cayenne so I added thyme oregano basil and bay leaves. Also I didn't understand why no salt and pepper were listed so I added some of that too. All in all the recipe turned out well and was very flavorful. I'm freezing to save some for later and I'm sure the flavors will become stronger. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2006
I first have to apologize for making a few substitutions. I made this for my fathers birthday and he said chicken in a gumbo sounded odd so he asked for beef sausage instead. Also there were no fresh cayenne peppers at the store so I used 3 small dried red colored peppers (very spicy). Over all this had a great flavor with the perfect amount of spice. Even my mom and sister who don't like spicy foods really enjoyed this gumbo. I will no doubt make this again and again but may not cook the okra quite so long. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/14/2007
This recipe was a bust and I would not make it again. I would substitute tomato juice and/or chicken broth for the 3 c of water. I had to add an additional large can of tomatoes to get any flavour to the dish besides watery jalapeno. I tried to follow another reviewer's advice of adding other herbs but this thing was just bland. Oh and I would use whole Okra because the chopped okra get slimy (and are a disturbing grey color inside) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2006
My favorite recipe on allrecipes. I return to it again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
good recipe. spicy! used andouille sausage instead of chicken. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/01/2006
I was looking for some new ways to use okra. This was just OK--nothing special. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2007
Very good and very filling. I've made this many times and have tried adding different ingredients each time my favorite one being andouille sausage. It's very versatile and best of all easy and fast to prepare. Thanks for sharing this one! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2007
This was just okay. We don't like really spicy foods so I didn't add the cayenne peppers. I thought the tomatoes with green chilis would spice it up a little but I think the okra overpowered it. If I made it again I would use less okra maybe half and cook the chicken with the bacon and onions and then add the okra already thawed so it wouldn't have to cook so long. Not sure what gives it the unusual gray coloring but it didn't affect the taste. Read More
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