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    Gumbo Ya Ya

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    2 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    2 hrs

    Bev's Note:

    This dish was invented by chef Paul Prudhomme at the legendary New Orleans eatery, K-Paul, in the 1970s. He says its so good, it makes you say YaYa!

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    1. 1
      Cut chicken breasts in half crosswise to get a total of 10 pieces of chicken.
    2. 2
      Season with Creole seasoning.
    3. 3
      Measure flour into a large paper bag.
    4. 4
      Add chicken pieces and shake until well-coated.
    5. 5
      Remove chicken and reserve the flour.
    6. 6
      In a large skillet, brown chicken in very hot oil, remove and set aside.
    7. 7
      Stir oil remaining in the skillet with a wire whisk to loosen any brown particles remaining in the bottom of the pan.
    8. 8
      Make a roux by whisking in 1 cup of the remaining flour and stirring constantly until the roux turns a dark brown.
    9. 9
      Remove from heat; add onions, celery and green bell pepper, stirring constantly until vegetables are tender.
    10. 10
      Transfer roux and vegetables to a Dutch oven.
    11. 11
      Add stock to roux and vegetables and bring to a boil.
    12. 12
      Reduce heat to simmer and add garlic, sausage and chicken.
    13. 13
      Continue cooking, covered, until the chicken is tender, 1 3/4 to 2 hours.
    14. 14
      Adjust seasonings and serve in bowls over the rice.
    15. 15
      Serves 10.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2004


      I made this for a New Years Eve party. I was a huge hit. I added 1 28oz can chopped tomatos and some extra low fat low salt chicken broth to thin the consistency. We all said YaYa.

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    • on June 06, 2013


      We had this for dinner last night at a friends house; they just moved up from New Orleans. Oh my...ssssoooo YA YA! All us girls were in the kitchen helping/watching. Had to find the recipe! Thanks so much for posting this, it's a keeper for sure!

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    • on March 14, 2007


      This is a true Louisiana gumbo, many have the misconception that okra goes in all gumbos, not so! This is authentic chicken and sausage gumbo, thanks for posting!! kit

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    Nutritional Facts for Gumbo Ya Ya

    Serving Size: 1 (502 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 802.3
    Calories from Fat 444
    Total Fat 49.4 g
    Saturated Fat 11.4 g
    Cholesterol 94.8 mg
    Sodium 1084.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 34.3 g

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