Our Christmas meal was not at all traditional this year…and I loved that. It made our time in the kitchen much less and our time playing with new toys much more! :) … We opted for a “soup buffet”…including Taco Soup, Chicken & Dumplings and this gumbo.
And, the best part…we had yummy leftovers for days!
1 whole rotisserie chicken
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (1 ounce) can tomato sauce
4 stalks celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 bag frozen okra
4 tablespoons gumbo file (found in the spices at Kroger)
1 teaspoon cayenne
salt and pepper
hot cooked rice
Sauté onion and celery until tender.
In a Dutch oven or large pot make a roux out of flour and chicken broth.
Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce along with shredded chicken.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add file gumbo, cayenne and okra
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve over hot, cooked rice.