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January 10, 2013

Bettyjean's chicken gumbo, from Macheesmo

Bettyjean's basic chicken gumbo, from Macheesmo (on Soup Chick).

Brush up on your roux-making skills, or follow the good step-by-step instructions from Nick of Macheesmo, who found this recipe for Bettyjean's chicken gumbo in an old cookbook he borrowed from a friend. (Who's Bettyjean? Nick doesn't know, but he loves her gumbo.) Roux is the foundation of gumbo, the famous stew from the American South. This version features chicken, and is a great make-ahead-and-freeze dish. Think about this for your next Soup Swap.

Get the recipe for Bettyjean's chicken gumbo on Macheesmo.

More on Soup Chick:
Moroccan chicken and rice soup with parsnips and carrots
Paella soup

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Posted by: Geoff Auckett | January 10, 2013 at 05:00 AM

Lydia, thanks so much for this deliciously healthy chicken gumbo.

I was looking for a nutritious dish that would compliment a chocolate and banana cake recipe I recently made and I think this is the one.

With all of that onion, carrot, chicken and celery this gumbo would not be too heavy or filling for a slice of banana cake to finish the meal.

Have you any other suggestions that I could try?

Thanks again, looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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Posted by: Kalyn | January 10, 2013 at 06:44 PM

I've only had gumbo a few times, but I wish I had some of this for dinner!

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  • I'm Lydia Walshin, a longtime food writer who lives and cooks in a real log house. If I could, I'd eat Chinese noodles, grapes, ice cream and soup every day.
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