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.