Andouille (pronounced ‘an-do-wee’) sausage,sometimes referred to as ‘Louisiana hot links’, adds instenseflavor to this classic Southern Louisiana stew.
Recipe: Chicken and AndouilleSausage Gumbo
1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thickslices
Brown andouille sausage in a Dutch ovenover medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longerpink. Remove sausage, reserving drippings in pan. Set sausageaside.
Cut chicken breasts and thighs into 1-inchpieces, and brown in hot drippings over medium heat. Remove chicken,reserving drippings.
Measure drippings, adding enough oliveoil to measure 1/2 cup. Heat mixture in Dutch oven over medium-highheat until hot. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly,10 to 12 minutes or until roux is caramel colored.
Add chopped onion and next 3 ingredients;cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender. Graduallystir in 4 cups water and broth; bring to a boil. Add chicken,Creole seasoning, and next 3 ingredients; reduce heat, and simmer,stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
Add sausage and green onions, and cook30 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves; serve over rice. Servewith fil powder, and garnish, if desired.
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 to 1/3 cup pure olive oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
2 celery ribs, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups water
4 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup sliced green onions
Hot cooked rice
Fil powder (optional)
Garnish: celery leaves
Makes 3 quarts.
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