Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 12 ounces fully cooked smoked sausage links, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 cups sliced okra or 1 (10 ounce) package frozen whole okra, partially thawed and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice

Instructions

  1. For the roux, in a heavy 2-quart saucepan stir together the flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly about 15 minutes more or until a dark, reddish-brown roux forms. Cool.
  3. In a 3-1/2-, 4- or 5-quart slow cooker place water.
  4. Stir in roux.
  5. Add sausage, chicken, okra, onion, sweet pepper, celery, garlic, salt, pepper and ground red pepper.
  6. Cover; cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  7. Skim off fat.
  8. Serve over the hot cooked rice.

Yield: 5 servings

Nutrition facts per serving: Nutrition facts per serving: 637 calories, 39 g total fat, 11 g saturated fat, 83 mg cholesterol, 952 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 28 g protein

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