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Chicken gumbo

Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs chicken pieces
1/3 cup onions
1/4 cup green bell pepper
1/4 cup celery
1/2 cup of dry, white wine
water
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup peanut oil
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1 Tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 - 1/2 Tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 Tbl hot sauce
peanut oil
Method
Chop the onion, green bell pepper and celery together finely, so as to merge their flavors.

Place the flour into a bowl. Smooth out all lumps with a knife. Over medium heat, pour the oil into the Dutch oven. Allow it to come up to heat. Sprinkle the flour into the oil - while whisking constantly with a wire whip. For the roux to achieve a dark chocolate brown color, it will require about 6-8 minutes of whisking.

Carefully add the onion, green bell pepper and celery mixture. Continue to stir with the whip, until the roux/aromatics emit something like a cinnamon aroma. Break the roux/aromatics down with wine and cold water. Add the garlic, worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, hot sauce and salt to taste to the pot. Allow the liquids to slowly come to a boil. Cover the pot, and keep the heat low.

Dry off the chicken pieces with paper towels. In a skillet, sear the chicken in peanut oil on all sides until well-brown. Move the chicken to the Dutch oven. Degrease the skillet, then de-glaze it with wine. Pour the wine reduction into the Dutch oven. Allow the liquids to come to a boil. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer, cover the pot with a tightly fitting lid and braise for 1 hour or so. Serve over rice or pasta.