Big Easy Chicken Gumbo
1 chicken breast, diced
2 tablespoons bacon fat
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 quart chicken broth
2 cups canned tomatoes
Salt and white pepper
1/3 cup uncooked white rice
1 cup cooked sliced okra
3 tablespoons chopped Italian or regular parsley
In a large skillet, or slow cooker if it has a browning unit, sauté diced chicken in bacon fat until pieces become firm, but not brown; remove chicken.
Sauté green pepper and celery until translucent, but not brown, and add to chicken in slow cooker.
Add broth or stock, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
Cover pot; turn on LOW and cook for 4 to 6 hours or until chicken is tender.
Add rice and okra during last hour of cooking.
Serve gumbo garnished with parsley.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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