Brad's chicken and sausage gumbo
Brad's chicken and sausage gumbo

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To begin with this recipe, we have to prepare a few ingredients. You can cook brad's chicken and sausage gumbo using 20 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you can achieve that.

The ingredients needed to make Brad's chicken and sausage gumbo:
  1. Prepare 3 lbs chicken thighs with bone and skin
  2. Take Seasoned flour to dredge chicken
  3. Get 1 lg yellow onion, chopped
  4. Prepare 1 red & 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  5. Take 6 celery stalks, chopped
  6. Prepare 8-10 roma tomatoes, chopped
  7. Take 10 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  8. Get 1 1/2 cups cream sherry
  9. Take 1 1/2 cups shortening
  10. Prepare 1 1/2 cups flour
  11. Take 10-12 cups water
  12. Make ready 1/3 cup granulated chicken bouillon
  13. Get 1 tbs dried oregano
  14. Prepare 1 tbs smoked paprika
  15. Prepare 1/2 tbs white pepper
  16. Get Cajun seasoning to taste. I like it spicy so I used a fair bit
  17. Prepare 1 pkg frozen okra
  18. Take 1 1/2-2 lbs andouille sausage, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  19. Make ready 4-6 cups prepared white rice
  20. Get Gumbo filé

Serve with white rice or potato salad (or both) spooned into the gumbo. Andouille sausage and chicken are two common proteins in gumbo, but not the only ones by a long shot. Then there's gumbo z'herbes, a Lenten version made with an acre's worth of sundry greens and not a scrap from the animal kingdom. Speaking of vegetables, some gumbos, Creole ones, have tomato; others, Cajun ones, do not.

Steps to make Brad's chicken and sausage gumbo:
  1. Place seasoned flour into a lg ziplock bag. Add chicken and seal. Shake well to coat evenly. Heat canola oil in a lg frying pan just under medium heat. Fry chicken covered until golden brown on both sides. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan, reserve 2 tbs of the chicken grease. Add onions, peppers, and celery. Fry on medium heat until onions are translucent.
  3. Meanwhile in a lg Dutch oven, melt shortening on medium heat. Add flour and mix thoroughly. Stir almost constantly until the roux becomes almost a chocolate brown and smells very nutty. This takes a while, but is the base Flavor of the dish. If it starts to smell burnt. Start over.
  4. Add tomatoes and garlic to the onion mixture. Keep frying until about half of the liquid from the onions evaporates. Add sherry. Bring to a simmer until half of that liquid evaporates.
  5. When the roux is done it will be a nice caramel color. Slowly add the onion mixture to it. Continue to stir constantly. Add water and mix thoroughly. Add the fried chicken, bouillon and spices. Bring to a simmer and simmer for an hour uncovered. Stir every 5-10 minutes
  6. Adjust seasonings to taste. Add okra and sausage. Simmer for another 20 minutes.
  7. In a bowl, plate rice off to one side. Add gumbo to the bowl, and top with a chicken thigh. Sprinkle a little gumbo filé on top and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Combine the oil and flour in a large cast iron or enameled cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat. This gumbo starts with a dark roux as its base. Once the roux is ready and combined with water, add sautéed chopped green bell pepper, onion and celery to the pot. Sear the chicken and sausage, too, before throwing them in, and letting the gumbo cook low and slow for hours. This Easy Chicken Gumbo recipe is like a party for your mouth!

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