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Chicken Shrimp Gumbo

5 lb Chicken; cut up
3 1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Shortening
1/2 c Flour
1 c Chopped onion
1 Clove garlic; crushed
2 c Water
2 tb Worcestershire sauce
1 tb Lemon juice
1/2 ts Black pepper
1/2 ts Powdered thyme
2 lb Cooked shrimp
1/2 c Chopped celery
1/2 c Chopped green onion
1 ts Gumbo file powder
1/2 c Parsley; chopped


Sprinkle chicken with 1-1/2 tsp salt. Melt shortening in large pot (6-qt Dutch oven). Add chicken pieces & borwn on all sides. Remove chicken & set aside. Stir flour into hot fat in which chicken was browned. Stir constangly & keep heat low until flour is golden brown. Add onion & garlic. Stir until clear. Stir in water. Add chicken, Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsp salt, lemon juice, black pepper & thyme. Cook 1-1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Add shrimp, celery & green onion. Cook 30 minutes longer. Remove chicken & add file powder; stir. Pour liquid over chicken. Serve with rice & top with chopped parsley.





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