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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

1/3-cup all-purpose flour
1/3-cup cooking oil
3-cups water
12 0Z.-fully cooked smoked sausage links, quartered, sliced lengthwise
1-1/2-cups skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 3/4-in. pieces
2-cups sliced okra or 1 1O-oz. pkg.
frozen whole okra, partially thawed and cut into 1/2-in.slices
1-cup chopped onion
1/2-cup chopped green pepper
1/2-cup chopped celery
4-cloves garlic, minced
1/2-tsp. salt
1/2-tsp. pepper
1/4-tsp. ground red pepper
3-cups hot cooked rice

For the roux, in a heavy 2-qt. saucepan, stir together the flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 min., stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly about 15 min. more or until a dark reddish-brown roux forms. Cool. In a 3-1/2- to 5-qt. crockery cooker, place water. Stir in roux. Add all remaining recipes except the rice. Cover; cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-3-1/2 hours. Skim off fat. Serve over the hot cooked rice. Makes 5 servings at 637 calories and 39 grams fat per serving.

 



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