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- 2 bell pepper
- 1 large onion
- 4 stalks of celery
- home-made chicken stock; or, water if absolutely necessary
- Chicken breasts
- 1 package of pre-cooked andouille sausage or other spicy sausage
- cayenne pepper to taste
- salt to taste
- Brown outside of chicken breasts in small amount of oil then set aside.
- Make a roux in a large saucepan.
- Add Trinity to roux and soften.
- Slowly stir in water.
- Cut up chicken breasts and add to gumbo to cook until done.
- Slice up pre-cooked andouille sausage and add 1/2 hour later.
- Simmer. Serve in a bowl with a little rice and green onions on top. Gumbo will be better if left over night and eaten the next day.
Notes, tips, and variations
- Refer to reputable cooking website for genuine recipes. This one is very simplified and will disappoint.
- Hot sauce can be added to taste.
- Filé may be added to thicken individual servings as served.
- Use home-made chicken stock instead of water. Water has no flavor by itself, and store-bought chicken stock has way too much salt.