Bayou Voodoo Smothered Chicken

House of Blues Restaurant Recipe

1 pound butter, melted
2 pounds chopped onion
1 pound chopped celery
1 pound chopped red pepper
1 pound chopped green pepper
1 pound sliced mushrooms
2 ounces minced garlic
2 1/2 ounces flour
4 cups red wine (chef suggests Burgundy wine)
2 quarts dark beer
2 quarts water
2 tablespoons beef base
4 tablespoons chicken base
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
1 cup Louisiana Seasoning
Brown Roux (Roux is a thick mixture consisting of flour, butter or oil)

Brown Roux:
10 ounces flour
1 cup vegetable oil

In a large skillet or saute pan, add butter. Put onion, celery, red pepper, green pepper, mushrooms in pan and saute. Then add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add flour and stir; cook for 1 minute. Add red wine and reduce until thick.

Add dark beer, water, beef base, chicken base and bring to a boil. Then add liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and Louisiana seasoning. Whip some roux into the sauce. Bring to a boil then remove from heat. Put some pre-made rice on a plate, put cooked chicken breast on top of rice and ladle voodoo sauce over the chicken and rice.

Brown Roux: Place oil in a heavy stock pot and heat until it smokes. Slowly whisk in flour, 2 cups at a time, mixing well. Cook in oven at 350 degrees F for about 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Roux is done when chocolate brown color is achieved. Allow to cool. Yields 1 pound of Roux. Servings: 4.

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