Mardi Gras Recipes from Razzle Dazzle Recipes
1 5 lb roasting
chicken , cut up
Cut chicken breasts in half crosswise to get a total of 10 pieces of chicken. Season with salt, cayenne pepper and garlic powder and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Measure flour into a large paper bag. Add chicken pieces and shake until well-coated. Remove chicken and reserve the flour.
In a large skillet, brown chicken in very hot oil, remove and set
aside. Stir oil remaining in the skillet with a wire whisk to loosen
any brown particles remaining in the bottom of the pan. Whisk in 1
cup of the remaining flour and stir constantly until the mixture of
oil and flour (the roux) becomes dark brown (do not burn!). Remove
from heat; add onions, celery and green bell pepper, stirring
constantly until vegetables are tender.
Adjust seasonings and serve in bowls over the rice.