Friday, November 18, 2011

Recipe Swap~ One Pot Meal

So, this week's recipe swap is all about time-saving, good one pot meals! I gave in my Stovetop Stuffed Peppers & received this Chicken Gumbo recipe from Melissa (Carimeli)over at Delicious Meliscious. I was trepidatious because I can't really "do spice" with my ulcers & crohns disease but thought, well, I'll give it a go for my hubby & just not eat the spicy sausage. More problems occurred when I went grocery shopping & couldn't find andouille sausage. Well, that combined with the fact that my hubby does not like rotisserie chicken either just kept adding to my apprehension. I ended up using spicy chicken sausage & sauteing it, sliced, along with boneless chicken breast slices... taking them out of the pot, then following the recipe... a half-assed, fake gumbo but yummy one-pot meal, none-the-less ;) Follow the recipe for happiness, lol! Thanks, Melissa!
<3 Lishie

Half-Hour Chicken Gumbo 
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 red bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen, cut okra
  • 8 ounces smoked (precooked) andouille sausage, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 1 rotisserie chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds), skin and bones removed, meat shredded
In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium. Add flour, & cook, whisking constantly, until pale golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in bell peppers, onion, garlic, & oregano; season with S & P. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

Add 4 cups water; stir in okra and sausage. Bring to a boil. Stir in shredded chicken, & warm through, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with S & P, to taste.


  1. Glad you were able to adapt to make it fit your tastes - I would have done the same for ingredients I couldn't find or didn't like!

  2. I'm glad you were able to adapt to suite your tastes and what you could find. That's part of the fun of the swaps. :)

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!