|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 61g||78%|
|Saturated Fat 18g||91%|
|Total Carbohydrate 31g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||22%|
|Total Sugars 14g|
|Vitamin C 51mg||253%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Spicy andouille sausage, chicken, and a variety of vegetables flavor this tasty soup. The soup is similar to a gumbo, but it is made without a roux. If you'd like to have a thicker soup, add a light or dark roux to the pot before you add the onion, peppers, and celery.
3 1/2 pounds chicken
1 onion, cut into chunks
1 teaspoon salt
6 to 8 cups water or broth, reserved broth from cooking the chicken, plus more if needed
6 strips bacon, diced
1 pound smoked andouille sausage, or other smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
2 pepper green bell peppers, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
3 clove garlic, finely minced
3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped, or 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
15 ounces tomato puree
1 1/2 cups corn kernels, thawed
1 1/2 cups okra, thawed and sliced, if frozen
1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
Combine chicken, the onion chunks, celery leaves, and salt in a Dutch oven or large kettle; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer about 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken from the pot, reserving 5 cups of the chicken broth; discard onion and celery leaves. Remove chicken from bones; cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
Cook bacon and sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and sausage, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in Dutch oven. Crumble bacon; set bacon and sausage aside.
Add onion, pepper, celery, and garlic to Dutch oven; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender.
Add chicken, bacon, sausage, reserved broth (should be approximately 5 cups), tomatoes, and remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 1 1/2 hours.