Chicken and Black Bean Gumbo

My friend Cherri recently had a double knee replacement.  So I cooked and froze several meals to ease her husband’s dinner prep!  She loved this Gumbo, so I post this in Cherri’s honor.  PS…she is healing magnificently…strong woman!Entree Chicken Gumbo

Breast meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, chopped
2 Tbs olive oil
1 medium red pepper, diced
1/2 large sweet onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 t chili powder
1/2 Tbs ground cumin
1/2 t ground coriander
1 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed, and drained
16 oz can diced Italian tomatoes, not drained
3/4 cup beer

Heat olive oil in large stock pot over medium heat.
Add red peppers, onion, and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add chili powder, cumin, and coriander, and cook 1 minute.
Stir in beans, tomatoes, and beer.
Bring to a boil.
Lower heat to medium and simmer 15 minutes, uncovered, stirring often.
Reduce heat to low,
Add cut up chicken.
Cook another 10 minutes, until chicken is heated throughout.

Serves 6.

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