Perry’s Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo

photocredit: AmySellek via Flickr Creative Commons
  • 4 large Chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons Chicken soup base
  • ½ cup Diced onions
  • 2 cups Chopped carrots
  • 1 cup Chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme
  • 1 cup Rice
  • ¾ lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium Green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium Red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium Anaheim pepper, diced
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin

Phase One

  1. Peel the skin from the chicken thighs, toss in a large pot of water, and boil for about an hour.
  2. Extract the chicken thighs to cool and add diced onion, carrots, and celery. Add the chicken soup base. Boil these for about 30 min with a tablespoon of thyme and a dash of black pepper.
  3. De-bone the chicken thighs and add to the pot along with a cup of rice.
  4. Simmer for 30 min and enjoy!

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Phase Two (a few days later)

  1. Sautee the chopped red and green peppers, and diced anaheim pepper, and add to the soup.
  2. Boil the peeled shrimp in a separate pot, remove and rinse. Toss in the shrimp and season with fresh red pepper and cumin.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes and enjoy with some good old Wisconsin cheese!

Servings: 8

Yield: Makes 7-8 bowls

**Perry’s recipe variations**

Along with the shrimp & peppers, add one 20 oz can of diced tomatoes.
At same time add 1/2 pound okra.
Add one 4 oz Andouille sausage (spicy) and saute with peppers & onion.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147.67
Calories From Fat (16%) 23.29
Calories From Protein (48%) 71.18
Calories From Carbs (36%) 53.20
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.62g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.59g 3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.69g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.78g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.04g
Cholesterol 93.39mg 31%
Sodium 135.48mg 6%
Potassium 434.52mg 12%
Carbohydrates 13.77g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.53g 10%
Sugar 3.64g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 11.24g
Protein 17.17g 34%
Vitamin A 4592.80IU 92%
Vitamin C 56.06mg 93%
Calcium 68.25mg 7%
Iron 3.12mg 17%
Vitamin E 1.25IU 13%
Vitamin D 64.64IU 16%
Thiamin 0.14mg 9%
Riboflavin 0.14mg 8%
Niacin 4.35mg 22%
Vitamin B6 0.37mg 19%
Folate 37.58µg 9%
Vitamin B12 0.61µg 10%
Pantothenic Acid 0.83mg 8%
Phosphorus 187.73mg 19%
Magnesium 42.23mg 11%
Zinc 1.49mg 10%
Copper 0.21mg 11%
Manganese 0.32mg 16%
Selenium 22.61µg 32%
Alcohol 0.00g
Caffeine 0.00mg
Water 172.50g

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