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Chicken and chorizo gumbo

Dive into this spicy gumbo.
2H 30M

This rich Cajun- style soup, gumbo, is loaded with flavour thanks to the wide range of vegetables, chicken, spicy chorizo and seasonings used.

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1.Melt butter in a 6.75 litre (27-cup) cast iron or other flameproof casserole dish (see tip) over medium-high heat. Cook chorizo for 3 minutes on each side or until browned; transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
2.Cook chicken in dish, turning, for 8 minutes or until golden all over; transfer to bowl with chorizo.
3.Add onion to same dish; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add capsicum and seasoning; cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add flour; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until mixture looks dry.
4.Gradually stir in stock, then diced tomatoes, okra and bay leaves to dish. Return chicken and chorizo to dish; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, covered, for 1 hour. Stir in rice; cook, covered, for a further 15 minutes or until rice is cooked. Stand for 10 minutes.
5.Serve half the gumbo topped with parsley. Transfer remaining gumbo to an airtight container; cool, then store.

We used a 28cm round cast iron casserole dish.

Serve with simple green salad or lemony lettuce wedges , if you like.

Refrigerate gumbo in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Freeze for up to 3 months; thaw in the fridge, then reheat in a microwave.


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