Chicken Andouille Gumbo

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Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Recipe provided by Josh McBride



¼ pound of butter

1 pound of Andouille sausage

½ to 1 cup of flour

12 chicken thighs

3 onions

3 bell peppers

3 to 4 ribs of celery

1 pound okra

Minced garlic to taste

Fresh thyme to taste

2 to 3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

5 to 8 cups Chicken broth

1 can diced tomatoes

Cider vinegar to taste

Green onions for garnish

Fresh parsley for garnish

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