Nigerian Chicken and Okra Gumbo Recipe

Chicken and Okra Gumbo Recipe

Chicken and Okra Gumbo hails from the south of the US. Today, it has been adopted by people from different cultures and nationalities. Fresh okra is a seasonal food, and is usually alternated with Zuccini in the States, a substitute that's tough to find in our country.
  • Ingredients

    Serves - 6-7 people

    1 whole chicken

    5 sausages, sliced roundly

    8 cups of water

    1/4 cup Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil

    2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

    2 medium onions, chopped

    1 medium green pepper, chopped

    3 garlic cloves, minced

    4 tomatoes, chopped

    2 cups of fresh okra, sliced roundly

    2 bay leaves

    1 teaspoon of salt

    1/2 teaspoon of pepper

    2 tablespoons of sliced green onions

    2 seasoning cubes

  • Method
    Step 1
    Clean chicken, place in a large pot add seasoning and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
    Step 2
    Remove chicken; reserve chicken stock. Set chicken aside until cool enough to handle. Remove chicken from bones; discard bones and cut meat into cubes; set aside.
    Step 3
    In a large pot combine Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil and flour until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir about 5 minutes more. Turn the heat to high. Stir in 2 cups chicken stock. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
    Step 4
    Add the onions, green pepper and garlic; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, okra, bay leaves, salt, and pepper . Cover and simmer for 40 mins.
    Step 5
    Add chicken and sausage, stir and taste for seasoning. Adjust if necessary. Cook for another 5 mins.
    Step 6
    Gently stir and taste for seasoning. Adjust if necessary. Cook for another 5 mins.
    Step 7
    Discard bay leaves.
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