1 1/2 quarts or 4 to 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Brown chicken in drippings in a large Dutch oven. Remove chicken, and set aside. Reserve drippings in Dutch oven.

Step 2

Add onion, green pepper, okra, celery, and parsley to Dutch oven; cook over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Return chicken to Dutch oven.

Step 3

Add water, tomatoes, salt, and pepper, stirring well. Simmer, uncovered, 2 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from gumbo; bone and chop meat. Return meat to gumbo, stirring well. Cook until thoroughly heated.

Step 4

Serve gumbo over rice. Add a small amount of filé powder to each serving, if desired.

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