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Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anne Wallace

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 large whole chicken
1 large onion
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. parsley, chopped
1/2 c. green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. flour
1 can Rotel
10 oz. frozen chopped okra
1 T. Tony Chacere's Seasoning
1/2 T. black pepper
1 lb. Smithfield smoked sausage w/no MSG
Gumbo File

Directions:
Directions:
Rinse chicken and cook in enough water to cover about 1 hour until tender. Take chicken out of broth to debone; save the broth to use as your liquid in the gumbo.
Chop onion, celery, parsley & green pepper.
make the roux in a heavy black iron skillet as follows: heat the oil for 3 minutes on med. high, then add the flour slowly, stirring constantly. Cook on med. high heat until brown. Turn heat to low and add onions, celery, green pepper, parsley and Rotel tomatoes & green chilies. Cook until all the vegetables are soft and sticking together.
Transfer this mixture to a large gumbo pot or roaster. Add 1-1/2 gal. of liquid (add water to your chicken stock if you don't have enough). Stir while bringing this to a boil. Add okra and seasonings. Simmer 1 hour; then skim fat off the top. Add the deboned chicken. Simmer 30 minutes.
Thinly slice sausage and fry in skillet to render the fat. Blot the slices after frying on paper towels before adding to the gumbo during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Serve with rice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Long time.....gumbo is not quick!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Tips from cousins Winnie Champagne and Kathy Champagne Smiley taught me how to make this delicious gumbo. If you don't like okra, you can leave it out like Kathy does!

 

 

 

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