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Savory delicious gumbo recipe handed over by a fellow co-worker.

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  • 3 Large skinless chicken breasts cut in halves
  • 1/4 C. Vegetable oil
  • 1 Lb. Smoked sausage cut in 1/4 inch' slices
  • 1/2 C. Flour
  • 5 Tbs. butter
  • 2 Onions
  • 12 Cloves garlic mashed & minced
  • 2 Bell peppers
  • 3 Celery stalks cut like bell peppers
  • 1/4 C. Worcester sauce
  • 1/4 Bunch parley chopped
  • 4 C. hot water
  • 6 Beef bullion cubes
  • 2-14 Oz. cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 Small can tomato paste
  • 5 Green onions sliced & minced
  • Shrimp de-viened & cooked


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 90mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Gumbo - Step 1

Cut chicken in bite size pieces. Add salt and pepper

Step 2

Gumbo - Step 2

Heat oil in heavy bottom dutch oven. Brown chicken on both sides. Don't move the chicken around too much.

Step 3

Gumbo - Step 3

Remove chicken from pan, add sausage to pan. Brown sausage while scraping bottom of pan for the drippings.

Step 4

Gumbo - Step 4

Remove sausage from pan and turn heat to medium-low. Add flour & 2 Tbs. butter. Stir for 15-20 minutes for a dark brown roux. Remove from heat and continue stirring until cool.

Step 5

Add remaining butter in pan and heat back up slowly on medium-low. When butter melts turn heat to medium. Add tomato paste & brown.

Step 6

Add onions, garlic, celery & peppers. Cook 10 minutes ( CONTINUOUSLY STIRRING)

Step 7

Add 4 cups of water and bullion cubes., whisk constantly.

Step 8

Add chicken and sausage back to the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low & simmer 45 minutes.

Step 9

Add stewed tomatoes & if you like, add 2 cups of okra with a splash of vinegar to kill the slime! Simmer for 1 hr. 15 min.

Step 10

Add shrimp before serving.

If too salty, add potato slices.
Serve with white rice & hot sauce of choice.

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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