Saturday, March 10, 2012

Chicken and Sausage Hunter's Style Stew

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Sometimes I over plan and then I get lazy.  I was planning on making a load of dishes for Mardi Gras so I bought some sausage for a gumbo or jambalaya.  I decided to get lazy and only make Shrimp Creole for Mardi Gras so this sausage sat and mocked me every time I looked inside the fridge.  My husband and son love sausage so I thought I would make a "man's meal" for them and this Chicken and Sausage Hunter's Stew came together. My husband does not hunt (unless you're talking about the ever elusive TV remote the kids misplace), but he really loved this dish.  He loved it so much that he packed his lunch for work the next day before I was done eating.  I think he remembered the leftover tug of war from Hoisin Glazed Asian Meatloaf and wanted to make sure he claimed his share. LOL!   Well, I had the last laugh because there were plenty of leftovers for me too.

 Ingredients:
5-7 slices of bacon diced
1lb of kielbasa sausage cut into large chunks
1-1/12 lbs of chicken breast cut into large chunks
1 medium onion coarse chopped
2-3 stalks of celery sliced
1/2 of mushrooms sliced
1 cup dry sherry
1 cup chicken broth
1 Tbs grated garlic
1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp poultry seasoning
2 bay leaves
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes
1 tsp honey or sugar
2-3 Tbs of all purpose flour
red chilies, salt and black pepper to taste

 Directions:
Step 1:  Marinate chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, basil and oregano for several hours or up to overnight.
In a large pot fry bacon then before it's done add sausage and brown. Once the bacon is crispy and the sausage well brown, remove from the pan.  Reserve 2-3 Tbs of bacon drippings in the pan to saute the chicken. Add chicken and brown.

 Next add garlic, mushrooms, celery and onions and saute.  When onions and mushrooms begin to soften add poultry seasoning, bay leaves, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Saute all ingredients for a minute.



Then add the dry sherry, chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, flour and diced tomatoes.  Scrap the bottom of the pan to deglaze it and stir in the flour well. The liquids should not be hot at this point so the flour should not clump.


 Reduce the heat to medium and simmer everything for 20-25 minutes and stir occasionally.  Taste for seasoning and serve over rice, pasta or with crusty bread.  Garnish with some green scallions. Enjoy.








 

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20 comments:

  1. wow..awesome recipe

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  2. I just had breakfast, but now you've made me hungry again! What a delicious looking stew! I can smell the sausage and all those spices!

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  3. Hey Ramona! The stew looks lovely and comforting :) Wanted to ask you something... my mom is visiting friends in Sri Lanka next week (Kandy, i think) and she was asking me what I would like from there... Could you suggest any authentic SriLankan masalas or spices or any other food/condiment that is a specialty there?? Thanks a ton! :)
    swati.sapna@gmail.com

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  4. Thanks so much for the pointers Ramona!! Will let you know what goodies I finally get in a few weeks time :)

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  5. Yummy Yummy........iam sure this tastes simply superb....Going 2 try this soon......
    Maha

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  6. I love Hunter's Stew, but I've never added sausage...and now I will!! YUM.

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  7. I want some of of this now. This looks like the kind of dish that gets better as it sits.

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  8. MMM, this looks amazing! I love the combo of chicken and sausage, is definitely makes for a man's meal :) And I love how your husband was already packing his lunch for the next day while you guys were still eating, we do that too when something as good as this comes along! Awesome post, hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. Mmm, now that looks like a hearty stew :) Wonderful, and great for colder weather.

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  10. Mmmmm... looks awesome Ramona! Congratulations on top 9 today. :)

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  11. Glad to see this hearty dish in the Top 9, congrats!

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  12. This looks fantastic - I'm sure my husband would love it too!

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  13. I can't wait to try this! I'm a sucker for hearty soups and have a wonderful old world deli nearby that has amazing kielbasa. Congrats on top 9!

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  14. Congrats on Top 9 Ramona! Your curry and stew preparations are always awesome. The stew looks spicy and high on flavours.

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  15. I know it's typically a "soup" dish, but I wanna eat it with some rice badly, looks so yummy!

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  16. Oh yes. This is definitely a man pleaser. I know the men at my house will love it. And so will I!

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