Okra Gumbo

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 sautee okra, onion and green pepper until travslucent. 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.

Makes 8 Servings.

1 Comment so far »

  1. tanya bones said

    October 29 2008 @ 12:36 pm

    Yum! I look forward to trying this gumbo! I love okra in soups so this is right up my alley!

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