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chicken gumbo soup

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Recipe by
Marsha Gardner
Florala, AL

I loved Campbell's Chicken Gumbo soup as a child. I never new what those round green things with seeds in them were that were floating around in the soup until I was grown and moved to the south. I discovered okra and decided to duplicate the canned soup. Outstanding if I do say so myself and a nice change from Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Ingredients For chicken gumbo soup

  • 1
    whole chicken, rinsed
  • water to cover
  • 1
    onion cut in quarters, you can leave the skin on
  • 2
    carrots, broken in pieces, no need to peel
  • 3
    celery stalks, broken, leave leaves on
  • 2 Tbsp
    peppercorns, whole black
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 c
    celery, diced
  • 2 qt
    strained chicken broth
  • 2 c
    fresh or frozen sliced okra
  • 1 qt
    tomatoes, i prefer home canned
  • 1 c
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    chicken base

How To Make chicken gumbo soup

  • 1
    In a large stockpot place chicken, vegetables, water to cover and black peppercorns. Bring to a boil and reduce to low simmer and cook until chicken is done.
  • 2
    Remove chicken to cool. Strain broth and set aside. Discard vegetables. (my dog loves these added to his dog food)
  • 3
    SOUP: Place broth in large stockpot, add onion, bell pepper, rice, tomatoes and simmer until almost done. Add okra and cook 10 minutes longer. Taste broth if you need a bit more chicken flavor add 1-2 tablespoons chicken base (I buy at Sam's) Adjust seasoning. Chicken base can be a bit salty so don't add any more salt until you have tasted broth.

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