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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Creole Inspired Chicken Gumbo

Chicken gumbo

Gumbo is a dish that originated in Southern Louisiana from the Louisiana Creole people during the 18th century. Why not try a Creole-inspired okra and green pepper stew with cayenne, paprika, cumin and thyme... it sure gets those taste buds tingling!

Serves Four (12 carbs per serving)

1 tbsp olive oil
500g skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, de-seeded and chopped
3 celery sticks, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 heaped tbsp plain flour
400g can chopped tomatoes
400ml chicken stock
100g okra, cut into 2cm rounds
small handful sage, leaves chopped
(optional - crusty bread or microwave rice, to serve) *

1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook in batches for about 5 mins to brown all over. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside.

2. Add the onion, green pepper and celery to the pan, put on the lid and cook for 5 mins, stirring occasionally until softened a little. Stir in the garlic, spices, thyme and bay leaf and cook for 1 min until fragrant. Return the chicken and any juices to the pan with the flour, stirring to coat everything. Pour in the tomatoes and stock, and bring to the boil, cook for 5 mins, then add the okra and half the sage. Turn down to a simmer, put on the lid and cook for 10 mins. Then season and serve, scattering the rest of the sage over.

* Note - if you are living the LCHF lifestyle you may prefer to use cauliflower rice, as a side dish.

Hope you enjoy this recipe idea.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Intriguing idea.

Jo said...

Very nice. Not something I'd make though as Mick likes plain food, nothing with any sort of kick to it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks to Anonymous ... hope you enjoy the recipe should you give it a try

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Jo.

Yes, there are many who prefer not too many herbs, spices etc. It's a bit like curry some like to eat a 'hot' one where others prefer not too hot.

Thanks again for your comment - it's always good to read your thoughts.

Take Care

All the best Jan