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Chicken, Oyster, And Sausage Gumbo

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Chopped green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Hot water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Chicken thighs 2 Pound, skinned, boned, and cut into bite size pieces
  Andouille sausage/Smoked sausage 12 Ounce, cut into 1/2 inch slices and quartered
  Oysters 1 Pint, shucked
  Hot cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

In a heavy 4 quart Dutch oven stir together the flour and oil till smooth.
Cook over medium high heat 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to medium.
Cook and stir the roux constantly about 15 minutes more or till a dark reddish brown roux is formed. (See pages 6 7.)
Stir in the onion, green pepper, garlic, black pepper, and red pepper.
Cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or till vegetables are tender.
Gradually stir the hot water into the vegetable mixture.
Stir in chicken.
Bring mixture to boiling.
Reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
Stir in the sausage.
Cover and simmer about 20 minutes more or till chicken is tender.
Remove from heat.
Skim off fat.
Drain oysters and stir into gumbo.
Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or till oysters are done and mixture is heated through.
Spoon over hot cooked rice and garnish with okra, if desired.
Serve with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon file powder to the side of each serving to stir into gumbo, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Party

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