Lean and Green Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo

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Mar 15, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo
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Did we mention how much we love Gumbo? No, well we love gumbo and you're going to love this Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo recipe too! It hits all the high spots on flavor but won't weigh you down with extra carbs and calories! 

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food at almost every meal? Complete this lean and green
Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo
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Cooking Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes

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My name is Chris Sloan and I, like so many others struggled with my weight for years not realizing the toll being overweight was taking on my body. At the beginning of 2021 I began to take my weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while my journey isn't over, I'm well on my way!

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Lean & Green Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 small Scallions Chopped
  • 2 stalk Celery Diced
  • 1.5 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 small Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1.5 cup Okra Chopped
  • 1 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 2 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • 3/4 lbs Raw Shrimp
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 large Red Bell Peppers Diced

Lean & Green Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot, and add the garlic, scallions, celery, and bell pepper; cook until translucent.
  2. Add the tomatoes, water, thyme, bay leaf, and cayenne; simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the okra and chicken and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower and shrimp, and simmer for 3 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through. If gumbo is too thick, add water as desired. Season with salt and pepper, and serve hot.

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Hi there, 

The Ingredient list doesn't show a Bell Pepper, but the instructions include using one? 

How many servings does it make?

The instructions are missing what we are supposed to do with the chicken thighs....

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