Master Chef Will Staten Gumbo

Chef Will Staten's (Master Chef)
Blackened Chicken Gumbo

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dark roux
  • 1 lb Smokes Sausage
  • 1 lb Andouille Sausage
  • 1 lb ground Hot Italian Sausage
  • 1 lb shredded blackened chicken (details below)
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 2-3 cartons chicken stock
  • 2 Abita Purple Haze
  • 2 cups clam juice
  • 3-4 Tablespoons A Cajun Life® Blackening Rub  (available below)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons A Cajun Life® Blackening Rub for Blackened Chicken (available below)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 2-3 bunches Green Onions
  • 1/2 bunch Parsley
  • 8 Bay Leaves
  • 3-4 Cups Fried Okra
  • 3 oz File Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme/Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1 Tablespoon white and black pepper
  • 3 cups Quad (chopped Garlic, Celery, Onion, Bell Pepper)
Directions:
Lightly saute' sausages then remove
Use 1-2 Tablespoons 
A Cajun Life® Blackening Rub on front and back of chicken and sear on both sides in hot skillet then remove 
Cook quad 3 mins, then add roux, and stir for 2 mins
Next add 1/2 of okra and stir – 2 mins
Add seasonings and 1/2 of 
A Cajun Life® Blackening Rub, plus bay leaves and mix well – 3-4 mins
Add beer & Worcestershire then bring to a boil
Add clam juice, chicken stock & hot sauce, then bring to a rolling boil
Add parsley, green onions, ½ of file, remaining okra & 
A Cajun Life® Blackening Rub, stir to mix well – 5 mins
Add 1/2 of chicken & cook until gumbo is thick, add more seasoning to taste, and file powder to thicken more
Serve with herbed jasmine rice, green onion garnish, topped with pieces of blackened chicken