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    Chicken & Sausage File Gumbo

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    45 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Elisa72's Note:

    My brother, who is a fabulous cook, gave me this recipe over 20 years ago, and it's still one of my favorites.

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    1. 1
      Put the chicken in a pot and add enough water just to cover. Boil just until done.
    2. 2
      Remove the chicken from the pot, reserving the liquid. When the chicken cools enough to handle, remove the skin, take the meat off the bones and cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
    3. 3
      Melt the butter and oil in a large pot over medium high heat, then add the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until it is a medium brown, lowering the heat to avoid burning, if necessary.
    4. 4
      Add the sausage, ham, onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add about 2 cups of the reserved chicken broth, the chicken, and all seasonings except the file powder. Stir in the rest of the reserved chicken broth.
    6. 6
      Bring to a boil, then simmer for one hour, uncovered.
    7. 7
      Remove from the heat, stir in the file powder, then let stand for 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Serve over steamed rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 03, 2008


      This is really good. I added Tabasco and used Turkey Ham and beef sausage. We also us the vinegar off of the pickled jalapenos to taste when we served it.

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    • on August 02, 2006


      This is some really great tasting file gumbo....I did as instructed, but I did use 5 frozen breast filets instead of a whole chicken,as I was in a hurry and didn't want to wait on the chicken to cook,and then cool enough to handle,but I loved the gumbo. it was a great tasting dish. Thanks so much,Darlene

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken & Sausage File Gumbo

    Serving Size: 1 (402 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 911.4
    Calories from Fat 611
    Total Fat 67.9 g
    Saturated Fat 21.5 g
    Cholesterol 247.5 mg
    Sodium 2155.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 3.1 g
    Protein 58.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    file powder

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