Easy Chicken Gumbo

Easy Chicken Gumbo over Pink Rice

Easy Chicken Gumbo over Madagascar Pink Rice

It takes a forking long time to make Gumbo the trick is low and slow so you need prepare for that and also need a just roasted chicken with saved Chicken Fat for that deep chicken flavor you want. The Red Bell Peppers and Heirloom Tomatoes added extra sweetness to this gumbo.

 

Ingredients

1/4 Cup Chicken Fat (saved from your fresh roasted chicken)

1/4 Cup Flour

1 Red Bell Pepper diced

1 Sweet Onion Diced

3 Stalks Celery Diced

1 Roasted Hatch Chili minced (or any very hot pepper you have)

3 Cloves Garlic minced

2 Cups Chicken Stock

2 Bay Leaves

About a pound of Heirloom Tomatoes Diced

1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme

1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

11/2 teaspoon File Powder

2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

1/4 Cup Dry Sherry

About 8  ounces of your fresh roasted Chicken Pulled or Chopped

About 2 teaspoons Fresh Parsley Chopped

About 2 teaspoons Scallions Chopped

 

Directions

Cook Chicken Fat and Flour on low heat till it’s Milk Chocolate Color but make sure you don’t burn anything along the way or all is forking ruined.

IMG_4339

Add 2 cups of stock and it will thicken forking fast.

Drop in Bell Pepper, Onion, Celery, Hatch, Bay Leaves, Garlic and let simmer till vegetables are soft.

IMG_4343

Add Worcestershire, Sherry, Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne,  and Tomatoes

IMG_4342

and cook down till Desired Consistency about two hours more on low heat.

 

Remove Bay leaves and add your fresh roasted Chicken and File.

Taste and determine if you want to adjust seasonings.

Garnish with Parsley and Scallions.

IMG_4348

Serve over rice. Makes about 4 Cups or two hearty Bowls.

Easy Chicken Gumbo over Madagascar Pink Rice

Easy Chicken Gumbo over Madagascar Pink Rice

Forking Good!

Forking Good!

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *