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Easy Chicken Etouffee Recipe

This Chicken Etouffee recipe is the most heart and soul warming, delicious tasting incredible comfort food ever.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun/Creole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 476kcal



  • Heat 2 tsp. oil in a skillet over medium heat and brown the chicken on all sides. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  • Lower the heat to medium low and add the animal fat and flour. Mix until a paste forms. Continue mixing until the roux turns a light brown, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the green pepper and onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until vegetables start to soften. Add the chicken and tomatoes and stir to combine.
  • SLOWLY add the warm chicken stock and wine, just a small amount at a time, until a sauce starts to form. Continue adding the liquid while stirring. The sauce should be thick, but easily stir-able.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce and Cajun seasoning and cook on medium low, simmering, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over white rice. Garnish with green onions and hot sauce (optional).


  1. The roux should be a light brown or caramel color when ready. Be sure to stir the roux continuously while making it to ensure it doesn't burn. It will take about 5-10 minutes before it reaches the desired color.
  2. Never add cold liquid to a hot roux. It can cause it to separate and you'll have to start over. Add warm liquid VERY SLOWLY while stirring to make a thick, creamy sauce.
  3. You can add more spice for a spicier etouffee if desired. Start with 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and work your way up depending on how spicy you want it.
  4. If your etouffee is too thin, you will want to thicken it with a cornstarch slurry. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl and mix to combine.
  5. Add the slurry to the etouffee while simmering, just a small amount at a time, until the desired thickness is reached. Be sure to stir it continuously while adding it.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1435IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.4mg