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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Light Chicken & Turkey Sausage Gumbo

First off, I must say, if you don't own a dutch oven, you must go buy one! I got this beautiful red one at Macy's a couple of months ago (how I lived my life without one up until now I do.not.know!). This thing is a-w-e-s-o-m-e. I use mine every chance I get. I found this gumbo recipe in one of my fitness magazines and made a few tweaks since I refuse to eat shrimp.
{ Prep Time: 10 mins / Cooking Time: 20 mins / Difficulty: Easy / Yields: 4-6 servings }

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" cubes
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 turkey sausages, casing removed, cut into 1/2" slices
3 cups celery, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup fresh thyme, chopped
2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
fried okra, optional

1. Generously sprinkle both sides of chicken with Cajun seasoning. Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown chicken and sausage, turning once, 3-5 mins. If you haven't chopped your veggies, now's a perfect time to do so.
2. Add celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic and thyme. Cook until vegetables start to soften, about 2-3 mins. Reduce heat to medium.
3. Sprinkle flour over entire mixture. Cook, stirring, 1 min. Add tomatoes (in their juice) and chicken broth. Simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 10 mins.
4. Garnish with parsley and serve with fried okra.

Recipe borrowed from Self Magazine

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