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Monday, September 24, 2012

With Fall coming, it's always nice to have a few new soup or stew recipes in your arsenal. This dish makes a plain ole chicken dish a little bit different and a lot more yummy! We REALLY enjoyed this!

Chicken and Sausage Stew

3 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used a rotisserie)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 ribs celery, sliced
1 onion ~ diced
2 cups diced carrots
2 - 3 potatoes ~ large dice
2 carrots, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
8 cups chicken broth divided use
1 pound keilbasa sausage ~ large dice
1/4 cup flour
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a large pot. Add celery, garlic and onion and cook until tender.

Add the potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and all but 1 cup of the broth.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté the smoked sausage in a little olive oil until browned.

Mix the reserved 1 cup broth with the 1/4 cup flour. Add to the celery/broth mixture to thicken.

Add the meats to the stew and continue to simmer for another 15 minutes or so.

Here's what you need.

Saute the celery, garlic and onion 
in the butter and olive oil.

Measure out 1 cup of chicken broth and set aside.

Add the rest of the broth and the potatoes, 
carrots and seasoning to the pot. 
Let it simmer for about 45 minutes 
or until the veggies are tender.

Dice the sausage and brown it in a skillet.

Mix the one cup of broth with the 1/4 cup 
flour and add that to the heated soup mixture.

Add the cooked meat and heat through.