Bayou Stew with Chicken, Sausage and Rice
An easy, gumbo-like stew with fresh okra and spicy andouille sausage.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 pound fresh boneless, skinless chicken thigh cutlets, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 pound andouille sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
1/4 pound okra, trimmed and sliced
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
- Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add oil and when hot, but not smoking, brown chicken and sausage until all sides are browned, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Add okra, onion, celery, bell pepper, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, thyme, basil and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
- Stir in broth, tomatoes and rice and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender.
- Add reserved chicken and sausage and simmer gently until thoroughly heated. Serve warm.
Makes 6 servings.