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       Title: Chicken Gumbo
  Categories: Gumbos
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       2    Chickens, cut into 8 pieces
            -each, wing tips trimmed
       2 t  Dried mustard
       2 t  Sweet paprika
     1/4 t  Salt
     1/4 t  Freshly ground pepper
     1/8 t  Ground allspice
         pn Cayenne pepper
       2 tb Olive oil
       4    Celery stalks, cut into 1/2
            -dice
       2 md Onions, coarsely chopped
       2    Red bell peppers, cored and
            -cut into 1/2 dice
       1    Green bell pepper, cored and
            -cut into 1/2 dice
       1 tb Finely chopped garlic
       4 c  Sliced okra, fresh or frozen
       1 cn Plum tomatoes, drained
            -(reserve tomato juices),
            -with tomatoes coarsely
            -chopped
       2 tb Tomato paste
       1 t  Dried thyme
       1    Bay leaf
     1/4 c  Chopped flat-leaf parsley
            Cooked white rice (opt)
  
   Fresh okra is not wide available, but frozen okra is sold in most
   supermarkets and makes a perfectly acceptable substitute. When
   cooking up this gumbo, I'ce only called for a pinch of cayenne
   pepper, but you can add as much heat as you like.
   
   1. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry. Preheat oven to 400'F.
   
   2. Combine first 6 seasonings in a small bowl and rub into chicken
   pieces.
   
   3. Place chicken in a shallow baking pan and bake for 15 minutes. Set
   aside.
   
   4. Place oil in a large, heavy pot. Add celery, onions, red and green
   peppers and garlic; cook over low heat, stirring, for 10 minutes.
   Raise heat to medium, add okra and cook, stirring, an additional 5
   minutes.
   
   5. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme and bay leaf. Add chicken and
   any pan juices to the pot. Cover with reserved tomato juices, making
   sure that all the chicken pieces are covered in liquid.
   
   6. Simmer over medium-low heat, partially covered, until chicken is
   tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons parsley. Cook,
   uncovered, for 15 minutes longer. If gumbo begins to boil, reduce
   heat. Adjust seasonings to taste. Garnish with remaining parsley. If
   desired, serve hot over cooked rice.
   
   Per serving (based on 8, without rice): 415 calories, 19 grams fat,
   124 milligrams cholesterol.
   
   NOTE: If using frozen okra, defrost it or tinse under cold water, then
   proceed.
  
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