This gumbo uses okra as the thickener, so there’s no roux. This is an easy and tasty gumbo for beginners to try.
1 chicken, cut into serving pieces
4 quarts chicken stock
1 stick butter cup butter
2 pounds okra, sliced about 1/2 inch thick
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper,chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes , diced
Place chicken in large pot and cover with 4 quarts water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until chicken is cooked. Drain water, allow to cool and remove meat from bones in large pieces.
In the same pot, melt butter and saute okra, onion and green pepper until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and tomatoes. Add shrimp and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Stir thoroughly. Serve with rice.