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Chicken Gumbo With Parsley

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Ingredients
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Collard/Mustard greens 1⁄2 Pound
  Spinach 1 Pound, shredded
  Parsley sprigs 6
  Bay leaf 1
  Chicken breast 1 Pound, cut into 1 inch pieces
  Okra 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 1 inch pieces
  Minced onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Minced celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Minced scallions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whole wheat flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped italian plum tomatoes 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tamari sauce/Soy sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

In a medium-size saucepan, bring water to a boil.
Drop in the greens, spinach, and parsley tied together with the bay leaf.
Reduce heat to low and cook, partially covered, for 1 hour or until greens are tender.
Discard bay leaf and parsley and strain the greens through a sieve over a bowl, pressing down firmly on the greens.
Reserve the strained cooking liquid.
Puree the greens in a food processor or blender on medium to high speed.
In a medium-size skillet coated with no-stick spray, saute the chicken until browned, adding some of the cooking liquid if necessary to prevent scorching.
Remove chicken and saute okra in a little more cooking liquid until "roping" has stopped (white threads disappear).
Remove the okra, add more cooking liquid, and saute the onions, celery, and scallions until wilted.
In a medium-size saucepan, make a paste with the flour and 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, heating slowly and stirring.
Whisk vigorously to make the mixture free of lumps.
Add remaining cooking liquid, stirring until combined.
Whisk, if necessary.
Add reserved greens, chicken, okra, onions, celery, scallions, tomatoes, garlic, thyme, cayenne, allspice, and tamari.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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