Emeril's Chicken Etouffee

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Great New Year's Day recipe. Served this with collard greens (for money) and black-eyed peas (for luck). From Paula Deen's magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season chicken pieces with salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
  2. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and sear chicken pieces on both sides until golden brown.
  3. Remove to a platter and reserve.
  4. Add butter to pan and when melted, add flour and stir to combine well.
  5. Continue to cook roux, stirring constantly, about 12 to 15 minutes or until chocolate brown.
  6. Immediately add onion, celery, bell pepper and bay leaves and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until soft.
  7. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes.
  8. Add beer and stir well to loosen any brown bits from pan bottom.
  9. Add stock, brown sugar, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, stirring to combine.
  10. Bring to a boil, return chicken pieces to the pot and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes until chicken is very tinder.
  11. Remove chicken pieces to a platter and when cool enough to handle, remove chicken meat from bones.
  12. Return chicken meat to etouffee and continue cooking 30 minutes, until sauce is thickened and flavorful and chicken is beginning to fall apart.
  13. Add chopped parsley, stirring to combine.
  14. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  15. Serve immediately over hot cooked rice.


Most Helpful

Solid recipe, quite tasty. I might have had the onions, celery and peppers sweat a bit before addition to the roux, but delicious. I only added 1/2 the hot sauce in hopes the kids would eat it. Ingrates! More for me though ;)

Shu Shu April 14, 2009

Excellent; I used shrimp; note that shrimp doesn't cook as long as Chicken, but the recipe still works! Thanks!

haahaahaa98 April 18, 2008

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