Ingredients

How to make it

  • Wash and pat chicken dry then lightly sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • Heat about 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a 5 quart heavy pot (preferably cast-iron) over medium high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • Brown chicken for about 5 minutes turning after 2 ½ minutes on each side and then transferring as browned to a large plate when done. Do not over crowd the pot. Do in 2 batches if necessary.
  • Using a wooden spatula, scrape the burnt chicken off the bottom of the pot. Remove the large chunks with a metal spoon.
  • Add enough vegetable oil to pot to total 1/4 cup fat/oil.
  • Slowly stir in the flour with the wooden spatula and cook over medium heat, scraping back and forth constantly (not stirring), until roux is the color of milk chocolate and to the consistency of pancake batter. (If roux doesn’t start to thicken after 10 minutes, add a little more flour. If it get to thick add a little more oil)
  • At this point use EXTREME CAUTION, THE ROUX WILL BE REAL HOT.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and celery and cook, scraping back and forth occasionally, until onion is softened. About 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, salt and Cajun Seasoning Mix to roux mixture and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until roux is incorporated. (Roux may appear curdled initially, but will come together as it reaches a boil.)
  • Add chicken and any juices accumulated on the plate, stir well, and return to a boil.
  • Turn down to a simmer, partially covered, and cook until the chicken is cooked through. (About 1 hour)
  • Serve over rice.
  • Enjoy :)

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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    sounds good to me! thanks donman 555
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  • artist92543 4 years ago
    This looks really good! Isn't it a chicken gumbo basicaly?
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    Sounds great Donnie, love anything cajun spiced! ;')
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    " It was excellent "
    chefperiwinkle ate it and said...
    Five forks from me, donman.
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    " It was excellent "
    4jenna ate it and said...
    I cooked this last night. And it was so DELISH!!! Everyone loved it! Jeremy said "MOM THIS IS THE BOMB!!" LOL!! Luv ya!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    I love chicken and I love Cajun! Guess what rating you got! :+D
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    " It was good "
    cajunspices66 ate it and said...
    IM MAKING THIS.. YOUR VERSION SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT FROM A GONZALES, LA FAMILY THAT I KNOW. GONNA ADD SOME GREEN ONIONS & A LITTLE GARLIC POWDER.. THANKS DONMAN! NICE CAJUN POST!
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    " It was excellent "
    uk2nyc ate it and said...
    This looks goooooood! I love stews.. Thanks Richard
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    " It was excellent "
    susana ate it and said...
    Ohhhhh Mannnnnnn!!!!!!!!!! This is gonna be good, yeah! Thanks for the idea. Gave it a 5! - Susana
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  • robertg 6 years ago
    This is a very tasty dish,we love it. My recipe calls for some garlic.A great post...Bob
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