Rating: 2.5 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Recipe by Southern Living January 1998

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Credit: Tina Cornett; Styling: Trinda Gage

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
chill:
30 mins
total:
95 mins
Yield:
4 1/2 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large stockpot; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Remove chicken, reserving broth. Skin, bone, and coarsely chop chicken; set aside. Pour broth through a wire-mesh strainer into a large bowl, discarding solids. Measure 1 gallon broth, and return to stockpot. Add sausage and next 5 ingredients; simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.

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  • Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat; gradually whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until flour is a dark caramel color (about 20 minutes). Stir into sausage mixture, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Stir in chicken, salt, and red and black pepper; simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes. Skim off fat.

  • Stir in green onions and parsley; simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in filé powder. Serve over hot cooked rice with hot sauce, if desired.

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