Thursday, February 2, 2017

It's a Good Night for Soup!

Half-Hour Chicken Gumbo


3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 red bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Coarse sald and ground pepper
1 package (10 ounces) frozen, cut okra
8 ounces smoked (precooked) andouille sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced 1 inch thick
1 rotisserie chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds), skin and bones removed, meat shredded (about 4 cups)
Store-bought or homemade cornbread, for serving (optional)
Rice, for serving (optional)


In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium. Add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until pale golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in bell peppers, onion, garlic, and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

Add 4 cups water; stir in okra and sausage. Bring to a boil. Stir in shredded chicken, and warm through, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. If desired, serve with cornbread and/or poured on top of rice.

Recipe Note: Rotisserie chicken shaves many minutes from the total cooking time, and its slow-roasted goodness bring just as much to the mix as if you'd cooked your own.

Source: Martha Stewart. You can find it here.

Notes: We couldn't find the frozen okra, so we just skipped it. We also opted to serve it over rice (kind of like a soup mix-in). This was really good and it definitely hits the spot during this cold weather!


  1. Was this the one at the soup night at my house? I thought I'd lost that recipe. Or did you get this somewhere else.

    I tell you, it's a regional thing, but I looked all over for okra. Not really gumbo without it, I'm afraid.

  2. Yes, this is the soup we had at your house (I just took the pictures at my house--these are the leftovers that I brought home with me)!

  3. Well, everyone loved, loved, loved that soup!