Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Yields 10
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Ingredients
  1. 12 cups water
  2. 4 skinless bone-in chicken breasts
  3. 2 medium yellow onions, quartered
  4. 3 stalks celery, cut into large pieces
  5. 3 bay leaves
  6. 1 tablespoon salt
  7. 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  8. 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  9. 11/2 cups vegetable oil
  10. 2 cups diced yellow onion
  11. 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  12. 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  13. 1 cup chopped celery
  14. 2 pounds andouille sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  15. 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  16. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  17. Hot cooked rice
  18. Garnish: chopped red bell pepper, chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven, combine water, chicken, onion, celery, bay leaves, salt, and Creole seasoning over high heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until chicken is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove chicken, and cool for 10 minutes. Remove chicken from bones, and chop into bite-size pieces; cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Strain broth, discarding solids, and set aside.
  2. In Dutch oven, combine flour and oil over medium-high heat. Whisking constantly, cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until flour mixture turns dark brown. Add onion, bell peppers, celery, and sausage, stirring to mix well. Add reserved chicken broth, and stir until well combined. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, uncovered, for 11/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add chicken, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes. Skim surface to remove any fat. Stir in green onion and parsley; serve with hot cooked rice. Garnish with chopped red bell pepper and fresh parsley, if desired.
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