Chicken Gumbo
25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
13 ingredients
3 servings
Gumbo has a long and storied history. When you go back to the roots, in a regional sense, there are two types. The white or Cajun gumbo from southwest or south-central Louisiana, and the red or Creole gumbo which developed around New Orleans where tomatoes were more readily available. This recipe is neither. This simply isn%u2019t gumbo. It is a very bland vegetable chicken soup that leaves anybody trying gumbo for the first time thinking%u2026 it is really strange that all those rednecks down on the Gulf Coast love this stuff so much? Please folks gumbo is really good and shouldn%u2019t have it%u2019s good name sullied by something that isn%u2019t gumbo. This chicken soup might be a great tummy warmer in the dead of winter in Wisconsin but nothing more. I made this recipe just to see if the recipe I%u2019ve used for years was simply too complex for no good reason. It may be a bit more complex but there is a reason that people have made gumbo this way for 150 years. This concoction as it stands tasted a lot like hospital food. The things that are missing here that remain critical to creation of authentic gumbo are, to name a few: thyme, basil, cayenne pepper and although thickened with okra a little file%u2019 powder would add the final essence of a really tasty gumbo. Deglazing the trinity with a little white wine would also add body and character. Lastly a really thick dark brown roux is a must to carry the complex and wonderful mixture of ingredients in gumbo to the next level. I gave this recipe a one because it is chicken soup, and I like chicken soup, but unless renamed I would give it a large negative number if they were available for forgeries.

Categories:  stew , pasta,-rice-and-grains , gumbo , chicken-breast , north-american , poultry , low-sat.-fat , soups-&-stews , creole , low-carb , low-in... , time-to-make , chicken , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , <-30-mins , main-dish , american , meat , southern-u.s. , healthy-2 ,
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Serving Size (529.37 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 564.45 Calories from Fat 146.52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.28g 75.15%
Saturated Fat 4.39g 65.89%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 211.36mg 211.36%
Sodium 2424.37mg 303.05%
Total Carbohydrate 30.53g 30.53%
Dietary Fiber 5.46 g 65.55%
Sugars 7.67 g %
Protein 76.99g 461.97%
Vitamin A 1363.26IU% Vitamin C 68.84mg%
Calcium 171.92mg% Iron 6.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bacon drippings, stalks celery, frozen okra, dash worcestershire sauce


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