Chicken Gumbo

In the mood for some traditional soul food recipes that don’t take hours to prepare and are low in Points? Well this delicious, quick and easy Chicken Gumbo Recipe is sure to make you smile. Get your New Orleans grub on and use up only a 4 Points for a serving that’s 1 1/2 cups!! Not bad! Plus, it’s loaded with veggies and protein, so it ends up being pretty darn healthy too. Just by making a few small changes, you can enjoy this classic southern dish, for a lot less points! And though this is not and official Weight Watchers Gumbo Recipe, this is definitely a dish for all dieters to enjoy.

Low Calorie Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Ingredients:
– 1 16 oz package frozen gumbo-style vegetables(okra, peppers, onions, etc)
– 12 oz grilled chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
– 2 ribs celery,chopped
– 1 4oz can of mild chilies
– 1 medium garlic clove, minced
– 29 oz can diced tomatoes
– 1 tsp Creole Seasoning
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tsp pepper
– 1 bay leaf
– 1 tbsp all-purpose, whole wheat flour

** For an even more traditional version, add in some Miracle Noodle Orzo to substitute for rice for 0 additional Points!!!

Directions:
Spray a large skillet with nonfat cooking spray. Add garlic, celery and veggies and sauté over high heat, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes. Add in flour and cook 1 minute more. Stir in tomatoes, chicken, bay leaf, salt, pepper and Creole seasoning. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently for about 6-7 minutes.

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 ½ cups
Each serving = 4 Points

6 Comments

  1. That is not gumbo.
    It seems like an interesting stew. But it’s not gumbo.

  2. Hi there. I made this recipe last night as part of a group project on nutrition therapy for diabetic patients. We served it over cauliflower “rice” with vegetarian collard greens. It was a smashing success! (and we posted a link to this page on our class website so my classmates can make it themselves).

    Here’s the nutritional break-down of this recipe, using myfitnesspal: 165 calories, 4 grams fat, 41 mg cholesterol, 16 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, 20 grams protein.

    Thank you for this recipe!

  3. Could you please tell me the fiber/calories/fat in this. At this time I cannot afford to join the new ww system, I am still using the old. Thanks so much!!

    • I currently don't have the nutritional stats for this gumbo recipe, but the Points value that's listed is still the old WW Points, not the new Points Plus. I haven't gotten around to converting this one yet. :)

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