South Carolina Gumbo

South Carolina GumboRecipe
Oxmoor House
Okra imparts a rich flavor to the gumbo and aids in its thickening as it simmers. It's also what gives this gumbo its Southern name.


Makes 10 cups

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, sliced
1/2 green pepper, chopped
2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
2 cups okra, chopped
2 (14 1/2-oz.) cans chicken broth
1 cup water
1 (14 1/2-oz.) can diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup instant rice, uncooked


Heat oil in a stockpot. Add onion, celery and green pepper, saute over medium-high heat until tender. Add chicken and remaining ingredients except rice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes or until chicken is done.

Add rice and simmer 15 more minutes.