Judi's Chicken Gumbo

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Mmm..mmm..mmm..mmm..mmm. This is GOOD stuff. Relatively easy to make and very well worth the effort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, fry the bacon.
  2. Remove the bacon and set aside.
  3. Add the oil to the bacon drippings that are in the pot.
  4. Dredge the chicken in flour and brown them in the pot.
  5. This may have to be done in several batches.
  6. Pour the chicken broth over browned chicken and boil.
  7. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
  8. Taste and season before serving.
  9. You may add the bacon to the soup, if desired-- I do and it's great.


Most Helpful

Very simple, and so chock full of veggies! I could only find frozen okra, so I added it after the soup had already been simmering for 30 minutes. I also added a cup of Minute Rice at the same time, since I'd forgotten the regular long-grain rice earlier. I used 1/2 tsp of Cajun spice and 1/2 tsp of black pepper, along with some salt, but I will definitely use more seasoning next time I make this soup - I like a bit of kick in my gumbo! Thanks for posting!

Alison J. November 22, 2009

Good soup and easy to make! I cooked it for the length of time the chief suggested but I think it could cook longer without any harm but maybe even for the better. In fact, I think this soup may even be better heated up the second day and leftovers will be great! Although I only added a bit of pepper to our gumbo, next time I will be added sme hot pepper sauce and/or cajun spices and a bit of garlic for more of a kick of flavor. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ November 30, 2004

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