Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo (Lean & Green)

I cooked this and it was even better the next day. Gotta do this again! Delicious and on plan!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeds and membranes removed, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped okra
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups cauliflower “rice”
  • 3/4 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  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 until tender, about 7 to 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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