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Haynes’ Birthday Party Was Fun!

Last night Kiana and I cooked a fun group at the Haynes’ Birthday Party.  The menu was a fun one, Chicken and Beef Shish Kabobs, Buffalo Wings and one of my favorites BBQ Fried Chicken Wings and since it was a New Orleans theme we  prepared Chicken Ettouffee.

Mr. and Mrs. Haynes with Kiana and me.

Mr. and Mrs. Haynes with Kiana and me.

Chicken Ettouffee


Chicken Etouffee

1 (4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces

Kosher Salt

Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

8 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup flour

1 cup finely diced yellow onion

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper

2 bay leaves

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 bottle dark lager or amber beer

1 quart cold chicken stock

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/4 cup hot sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

2 Green Onions cut in small pieces

1/4 cup chopped parsley


Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.

Season the chicken pieces with kosher salt, Fresh Black Pepper and cayenne pepper.

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat and sear chicken pieces on both sides until golden brown. Remove seared chicken pieces to a foiled lined cookie sheet with at least a two-inch lip and place it in oven for about 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let it cool.

In Dutch oven add butter to pan and when melted, add flour, and stir to combine well. Continue to cook roux, stirring constantly, until chocolate brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Immediately add onion, celery, bell pepper, and bay leaves and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes, then add the beer and stir well to loosen any brown bits from pan bottom. Add the stock, brown sugar, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine well. Bring to a boil, return chicken pieces to the pot, and simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until chicken is very tender.

Remove chicken pieces to a platter and when cool enough to handle, remove chicken meat from the bones. Return chicken meat to Etouffee and continue to cook another 30 minutes, until sauce is thickened and flavorful and chicken is beginning to fall apart. Add chopped parsley, green onion and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary, and serve immediately over rice or other starch of choice.

March 9, 2014 - Posted by | Events, Let's Talk About Food |

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