A yummy Cajun dish. Chicken, sausage, onion and celery with a seasoning including cayenne pepper and garlic. And of course, what Cajun dish would be complete without the roux?!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Saute chicken and sausage in a large skillet for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove meat from skillet, add green onions and onion and saute until soft. Set aside.

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  • To Make Roux: In a small saucepan stir together oil and flour over low heat; cook until color is caramel and mixture is reduced to 1 cup of roux. Set aside.

  • Put water in a large pot. Add the chicken, sausage, onion mixture, celery, seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt, ground black pepper and garlic. Bring all to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Add 1/2 cup roux and stir together; the mixture should have the consistency of chowder. If necessary, add the remaining 1/2 cup roux.

  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve hot over rice, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

337 calories; 24.8 g total fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 687 mg sodium. 10.8 g carbohydrates; 17.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2004
I enjoyed this recipe and I will probably make it again. However I do have a disclaimer--I used HALF of the cayenne pepper called for and it was still pretty darn hot. I would suggest adding the spices a little at a time tasting the broth after each addition until you have it as hot as you want it. Another note: I bought bone-in chicken thighs and boiled them ahead of time with some Old Bay Seasoning. When I discovered how hot the stuff was going to be I added some of the leftover broth to the mixture to cool it down. When we were eating I realized that I could taste a strong chickeny/Old Bay flavor from the broth and I just don't think that the recipe would've been as good without it. So next time I'll probably just use cups of broth instead of water to make it a heartier dish. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2003
This would have been very good with NO red pepper. I LIVE in Louisiana and this was WAY too hot for me. I only put in half of the red pepper that it called for. My husband could not finish his and he normally LOVES cajun food! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2004
I enjoyed this recipe and I will probably make it again. However I do have a disclaimer--I used HALF of the cayenne pepper called for and it was still pretty darn hot. I would suggest adding the spices a little at a time tasting the broth after each addition until you have it as hot as you want it. Another note: I bought bone-in chicken thighs and boiled them ahead of time with some Old Bay Seasoning. When I discovered how hot the stuff was going to be I added some of the leftover broth to the mixture to cool it down. When we were eating I realized that I could taste a strong chickeny/Old Bay flavor from the broth and I just don't think that the recipe would've been as good without it. So next time I'll probably just use cups of broth instead of water to make it a heartier dish. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2004
I enjoyed this recipe and I will probably make it again. However I do have a disclaimer--I used HALF of the cayenne pepper called for and it was still pretty darn hot. I would suggest adding the spices a little at a time tasting the broth after each addition until you have it as hot as you want it. Another note: I bought bone-in chicken thighs and boiled them ahead of time with some Old Bay Seasoning. When I discovered how hot the stuff was going to be I added some of the leftover broth to the mixture to cool it down. When we were eating I realized that I could taste a strong chickeny/Old Bay flavor from the broth and I just don't think that the recipe would've been as good without it. So next time I'll probably just use cups of broth instead of water to make it a heartier dish. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
We LOVED this dish. We have had it twice in the past few weeks and it is still wonderful. I did change a few things: 1) I didn't use any oil and just mixed the flour with some water as I thought the chicken thighs and sausage had enough fat already 2)I didn't have cajun seasoning so I used creole seasoning 3) I added more cayenne because it really wasn't very spicey for our tastes 4) After frying the meat I threw everything into a crock pot on low for 3 to 4 hrs or high for 1 to 2 hrs 5) I always substitute celery salt for celery. With my minor changes it was excellent and has gone into our regular rotation of meals:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2004
Very tasty lots of flavor but very HOT! Added 1/2 cup roux and there was alot of fat on top end of simmering so I skimmed it off. If I were making this again I would add only 1 tsp of Cayenne Pepper and forget adding the 1/2 cup of oil. You can thicken this without adding all the fat. A side dish of sweet corn and white rice mellows out the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This is a very delicious recipe. My toddlers will not eat it because of the cajun seasoning but we are making it again when we have company over. We like to serve it with rice. Boneless chicken would be better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
I LOVE this recipe. Made it last week and will do it again and again and again. I cut up boneless thighs and sausages in cubes to shorten the cooking time (instead of putting the whole chicken thighs). Recipe is very easy and end result is incredibly tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2003
This would have been very good with NO red pepper. I LIVE in Louisiana and this was WAY too hot for me. I only put in half of the red pepper that it called for. My husband could not finish his and he normally LOVES cajun food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2008
I have eaten a very similar recipe my whole life. A couple of the ingredients are different such as the sausage we always added bell pepper (equal amount to the onion). I was very surprised to read about the person that decided not to use the roux. That is sacrilege in Cajun cooking. Besides the oil they were referring to was most likely from the sausage. This is a great recipe that everyone should try. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2006
This was good. I listened to other reviewers and halved the cayenne. I think it was still spicy enough to please those that like some heat in their meal. I used a little more than half of the roux and after an hour and a half of simmering there was very little liquid left. Next time I'll use less roux. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
We loved it but the kids didn't. I would have made it more spicy for us but then the kids wouldn't have touched it. I'll save it for adults only... Read More
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