How to Cook Cajun Chicken Fricassee

Try this simple and delicious Cajun inspired meal on cold nights. Spicy and warm, you'll love it.

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How to Cook Cajun Chicken Fricassee Recipe
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Gather your meat products: 1.5 - 2 lb andouille sausage 6 bone in, skin on chicken thighs 6 bone in, skin on chicken legs

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Slice 1.5-2lbs andouille lengthwise down the middle, then into roughly 1/4 inch pieces.

Slice 1.5-2lbs andouille lengthwise down the middle, then into roughly 1/4 inch pieces.

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Sauté 6 legs & 6 chicken thighs with sausage  for six minutes, turning chicken after about 3 minutes.

Sauté 6 legs & 6 chicken thighs with sausage for six minutes, turning chicken after about 3 minutes.

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I only have a 12-in skillet, so my frying was done in batches.  I just tossed the chicken & sausage in a nearby bowl while I finished the rest.

I only have a 12-in skillet, so my frying was done in batches. I just tossed the chicken & sausage in a nearby bowl while I finished the rest.

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Dice 4-5 stalks of celery. Pull out the pale green stalks & leaves from the heart, dicing those also. Dice 4 green onions & 1 medium Visalia onion.

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When the chicken & sausage are finished & removed from pan, add 2 tbsp water to deglaze the pan, then toss in green onions & Visalia onion, cooking until tender.

When the chicken & sausage are finished & removed from pan, add 2 tbsp water to deglaze the pan, then toss in green onions & Visalia onion, cooking until tender.

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Measure out: 1 c all purpose flour 1 c vegetable oil

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In a small saucepan,  whisk together vegetable oil &  flour over medium heat.

In a small saucepan, whisk together vegetable oil & flour over medium heat.

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Continue cooking, whisking continuously, until roux turns a lovely dark caramel color. Note: if you've never done this before, you'll notice that the flour gets a bit stinky while it cooks.

Continue cooking, whisking continuously, until roux turns a lovely dark caramel color. Note: if you've never done this before, you'll notice that the flour gets a bit stinky while it cooks.

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Gather your spices: 3 tbsp Cajun seasoning 2 tbsp sea salt 2 tbsp fresh cracked pepper

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In a large stockpot, place chicken, sausage, sautéed onions, celery, all your spices, garlic,  water, chicken base, and chicken stock.  Bring to a boil, then boil for about 15 minutes.

In a large stockpot, place chicken, sausage, sautéed onions, celery, all your spices, garlic, water, chicken base, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then boil for about 15 minutes.

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Stir in roux, lower heat, & simmer 2.5 hours.  The chicken & skin will have fallen off the bone; I fish the skin & bones out with tongs before serving.

Stir in roux, lower heat, & simmer 2.5 hours. The chicken & skin will have fallen off the bone; I fish the skin & bones out with tongs before serving.

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Serve over rice of your choice! I serve mine with my own collard greens recipe and cornbread to sop up the juices.  The whole family loves it!

Serve over rice of your choice! I serve mine with my own collard greens recipe and cornbread to sop up the juices. The whole family loves it!

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