Recipe For Yummy Chicken Gumbo

Hi there!! Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving!! We visited with friends in the morning then spent the rest of the day cooking our meal.  We ate together as a family at dinnertime. I am very blessed because my wonderful husband cooked an excellent turkey and helped with ALL of the dinner preparations!  We both worked so hard that we’re still having leftovers as I write this Sunday evening!! 🙂  Here was our final dinner plate:

We had a wonderful Diestel Farms turkey, organic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, homemade (sprouted!) organic stuffing, organic green beans, org. homemade gravy and cranberry sauce.  YUM!!!

Then we topped it off with a delightful, super simple dessert- homemade cobbler, oh and homemade hot chocolate too 🙂 If it weren’t so much work, I’d love to eat Thanksgiving food every week!! I hope yours was delicious as well 🙂

On the off chance that you’re sick of Thanksgiving food, here’s a recipe for some yummy chicken gumbo that I made last week.  The recipe is a somewhat simplified version of Sally Fallon’s chicken gumbo in Nourishing Traditions. (One of my favorite cookbooks!!)

Chicken Gumbo (Originally by Sally Fallon)


  • 1 whole organic chicken, roasted and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 red and green pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 1 6 oz. can organic tomato paste
  • 4 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon organic dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon organic dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon organic green peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 28 oz. can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon organic/natural file powder
  • Sea salt to taste


Saute onions and peppers in butter until soft.

Add tomato paste and chicken broth and bring to a boil.

Skim, reduce to a simmer, and add chicken meat, diced tomatoes, and seasonings. 

Simmer for at least 1 hr before serving, preferably all day. 

Remove from heat and stir in file powder.

Serve over brown rice and enjoy!

Note: This recipe is perfect for making a big batch and freezing some for next week’s meal! 

Have a great day!

With love,

Catherine Slezinger





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