Freezer Meal Recipes: Chicken and Okra Gumbo

January 20, 2013 3 Comments

Chicken & Okra Gumbo

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I love fresh homemade Gumbo! This is a recipe my husband got when he spent time in Louisiana & it’s so authentic. The recipe is doubled so you can have some tonight for dinner & freeze the other half for another night.

Freezer Meal Recipes: Chicken & Okra Gumbo

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken breast (can use whole chicken then de-bone but I prefer all white meat)
  • 5 cups cut okra (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 (15.5 oz) cans of tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning (add more to taste, depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 6 cups cooked rice

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into pieces and boil in about 1 1/2 gallons of water. Remove and de-bone.
  2. In a big skillet cook okra, onions, bell pepper, garlic and tomatoes in oil slowly on medium for about 30 minutes or until the okra is not slimy.
  3. Start your rice cooking using package directions.
  4. Make a roux, in a small sauce pan melt butter.
  5. Remove from heat then mix in flour until clumps are gone.
  6. Add roux, vegetables and chicken to hot chicken broth.
  7. Add Creole seasoning and simmer for about 2 hours.
  8. Serve over rice.
  9. Serves 12.
  10. Eat half tonight then put half of the gumbo in an air tight container to freeze for later.
  11. The rice does not freeze well so only freeze gumbo.
  12. Make 6 cups of fresh rice while you reheat from your freezer.
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12 cup rice cooker/ food steamer

My favorite tool for this dinner is this Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer.

Comments

  1. Sarah Bowman says:

    This looks good but where does the “freezer” part come in? This is a really time consuming recipe. Definitely not fast or easy.

  2. Can you half this recipe? There’s only 3 of us and I would hate to make a bunch of this and no one like it. You said “Add roux, vegetables and chicken to hot chicken broth.” Is that the 1-1/2 gallons of water that you cooked the chicken in?

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